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10/30/2017

Related Link: MSTE Friday Lunch Series

It’s time for the last MSTE Friday Lunch of the Fall Semester! Join MSTE’s own Jana Sebestik, Assistant Director of STEM Curriculum Design, for a unique MSTE Friday Lunch experience - a hands-on workshop!

About the Talk: How do solar powered path lights work? Let's look inside! Use the components to do something else. Create a night light or power a toy car... 

Bring your imagination. We'll provide supplies.

Speaker: Jana Sebestik

Topic: Have Screwdriver: Will Hack!

When: Friday, November 3rd, 2017, from 12:00-1:00pm

Where: 505 E Green St, Classroom 201, Champaign, IL 61820

All are welcome, but please don’t forget to RSVP via the MSTE Friday Lunch website!

10/18/2017

Related Link: StemX

StemX is a program designed to promote Engineering at Illinois to students admitted into University of Illinois engineering programs as well as to high school students interested in pursuing careers in STEM. It will take place on November 11th, 2017 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. This year's program will focus on the following four topics in Engineering:

  • Entrepeurship
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Medicine
  • Sustainability

Each of these topics will be explored in detail through hands on work shops and tech talks with students currently at the University of Illinois dealing with that respective field of S.T.E.M.

The cost of the workshop is $10.00 and will cover food, workshop materials, and a t-shirt provided to all attendees. To register, see the StemX registration page, or visit the StemX website for more information.

10/16/2017

Related Link: MSTE Friday Lunch Series

It’s time for another MSTE Friday Lunch! Join us this Friday for a talk about Computer Science education from the members of the Creative Technology Research Lab (CTRL).

About the Talk: This presentation will provide an overview of the NSF-funded research on integrated K-8 computer science (CS) instruction for academically diverse learners, including those with disabilities. This work represents a collaboration between researchers at the University of Illinois and Cornell Tech as well as practitioners in Champaign Unit 4 School District. A brief overview of the following areas will be presented: Integration of CS into mathematics and other content areas, the Collaborative Computing Observation Instrument (C-COI), pedagogical approaches that support student learning, and future research directions.

Speakers: Maya Israel, Todd Lash, Yasemin Cicek, Chung Eun Lee, Michael McKelvey, Oliver Melvin, Mohamed Nasr, Jelena Pokimica, and George Reese

Topic: Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships in K-8 Integrated Computer Science Education

When: Friday, October 20th, 2017, from 12:00-1:00pm

Where: 505 E Green St, Classroom 201, Champaign, IL 61820

All are welcome, but please don’t forget to RSVP via the MSTE Friday Lunch website!

 

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