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4/23/2015

Related Link: Congratulations to iSEE Certified Green Office Program Winners!

In Fall 2014 twenty-four university offices signed up to participate in the University of Illinois 2014-15 Certified Green Office Program. On Earth Day, April 22, 2015, the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) announced its first-ever Certified Green Program honorees. 

You can read the full news release on the iSEE website. (Spoiler alert: The MSTE Office completed 13 of the extra committements and received a Silver Certified Green Office designation!)

If your office is interested in signing up for the 2015-16 program, visit the Certified Green Office Porgram website.

 

4/22/2015

Related Link: A Whirlwind Journey from Classroom AP Statistics to Corporate Data Scientist via Coursera

Lucas Allen will be joining us on April 24th to discuss “A Whirlwind Journey from Classroom AP Statistics to Corporate Data Scientist via Coursera.” 

From the speaker: A couple of weeks before preparing his students for the May 2014 Advanced Placement Statistics test, Lucas Allen read about the Johns Hopkins Data Science Specialization on Coursera. Despite never having taken a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) previously, he immediately signed up for the 10 course sequence, devoting all of his summer break to it. Lucas will share about his experience immersing himself in MOOCs and the rapid career change that followed, ultimately landing him in a data scientist role at a Fortune 50 company just 6 months after he signed up for his first class on Coursera.

When: Friday, April 24, 2015 from noon-1pm

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

All are welcome, but please RSVP via the MSTE Friday Lunch website

 

4/8/2015

Related Link: Taking High School Level Math in College: Issues, Trends, and Novel Approaches

Martha Makowski will be joining the MSTE Friday Lunch group to present, "Taking High School Level Math in College: Issues, Trends, and Novel Approaches."

From the speaker: Each year, over one million college students enroll in math classes that do not count towards degree credit and serve to delay their time to graduation and use up resources. This talk provides a brief introduction to the major issues and trends related to these pre-college level math classes and then outlines a current effort to help accelerate students through these classes. This will include initial data from a study examining student experiences in this class. 

When: Friday, April 10, 2015 from noon-1pm

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

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

 

 

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