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12/8/2016

Related Link: Solar stove research team wins $100,000 award for innovation

Sammy Lindgren, Coordinator for STEM Teacher Development at MSTE, and a PhD student in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, was part of the Sun Buckets team that won the $100,000 Gulfstream Navigator Award at Ocean Exchange in Savannah, GA last month. This award honors an outstanding innovation that demonstrates positive impact on the environment, economies, and health while respecting cultures around the world and has applications across multiple industries. Sun Buckets, created by researchers in the Stored Solar Stove Project, funded by the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE), are portable, stored solar energy cookstoves that allow users to cook without fire, fuel, or emissions.To learn more about the project, visit the Stored Solar Stove Project website or check out Sammy's MSTE Friday Lunch presentation about her work with the project.

11/29/2016

Related Link: MSTE Friday Lunch Series

Join us this Friday for the last Friday Lunch of the Fall semester! MSTE’s own Sammy Lindgren will be presenting “Cooking with Stored Solar Energy in C-U, The Navajo Nation, and Haiti”.

About the Talk: The stored solar thermal energy research group in the College of Engineering and at the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) has developed a portable cookstove that stores solar energy. This stove was designed for the energy impoverished areas across the globe, and as a solution to the Global Cooking Problem. Cooking results and lessons learned from our initial test sites in the Navajo Nation, Les Cayes, Haiti, and in kitchens across Champaign-Urbana will be discussed.

Topic: Cooking with Stored Solar Energy in C-U, The Navajo Nation, and Haiti

When: Friday, December 2nd, 2016 from 12:00-1:00pm

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

11/8/2016

Related Link: MSTE Friday Lunch Series

Join us this Friday to learn a little bit about how teachers use digital tools in the classroom. Katrina Kennett presents “Leveraging Technology for Interactive Pedagogy”.

About the Talk: Katrina Kennett is a PhD Candidate in Curriculum & Instruction and Writing Studies and studies how teachers plan and teach with digital tools. Having taught both Education and Informatics/Writing Studies courses, Katrina will share how she uses Google Drive (specifically Google Docs and Google Slides) as an interactive pedagogical tool - in class and out. With these tools, her students do collaborative research, crowdsource resources, respond to readings, and archive their intellectual and creative work. She will share examples and practice-based suggestions.

Topic: Leveraging Technology for Interactive Pedagogy

When: Friday, November 11, 2016 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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