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Spring 2015 MSTE Friday Lunch Series - February 27, 2015

Posted on: 2/23/2015 5:18 PM

On February 27th, Morgan Johnston (Associate Director of Sustainability, F & S) will be joining the MSTE Friday Lunch group to discuss progress with renewable energy on campus.

From the speaker: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in 2008, pledging to be carbon neutral by 2050. One part of the overall Climate Action Plan is to increase the use of renewable energy generation for our campus power requirements. This presentation will review the progress toward increased use of renewables for our campus, and discuss current efforts underway.

Topic: Renewable Energy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

When: Friday, February 27, 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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Renewable Energy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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2015 Community & Campus Day of Service - April 11, 2015

Posted on: 2/20/2015 4:12 PM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ CUVolunteer ] [ Outreach ]

Time to sign up for the Third Annual Community & Campus Day of Service! The 2015 Community and Campus Day of Service (CCDOS) will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Volunteer registration for the 2015 Food Packaging Project is officially live. There are 5 shifts this year within the 9am to 3:30 pm timeframe.

Last year the Food Packaging Project volunteers packaged 147,162 meals during CCDOS and hundreds of other volunteers participated in dozens of other projects across Champaign-Urbana. In 2015 the goal is to package at least 148,000 meals - one thousand meals for every year of public engagement since the University of Illinois was chartered. You can also volunteer on your own or plan your own community service project. Let CCDOS know about your projects to be included in the listing of other service projects going on during 2015 Volunteer Week.

Visit the Community & Campus Day of Service website to learn more!

Spring 2015 MSTE Friday Lunch Series - February 20, 2015

Posted on: 2/16/2015 11:23 AM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ] [ Friday Lunch ] [ Math ]

On February 20th, Kathleen Smith will lead the MSTE Friday Lunch group in a discussion of "Where Should We Park the PARCC?"

From the speaker: The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment is the new standardized test to be used in all Illinois k-12 schools starting this Spring. It will used to assess mathematics and language arts at all grade levels from 3 - 8 and once in high school. The assessment is not without controversy. Come to the pizza lunch this Friday and find out why. Try your hand at a few sample items from the math portion. Learn about the development and implementation of the assessment. Add your voice to the conversation about what place this new type of assessment should have in 21st century schools.

Topic: Where Should We Park the PARCC?

When: Friday, February 20, 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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Where Should We Park the PARCC?

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Spring 2015 MSTE Friday Lunch Series - February 13, 2015

Posted on: 2/9/2015 4:31 PM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ] [ Friday Lunch ] [ Science ] [ Technology ]

Joe Muskin (Department of Mechanical Science & Engineering) and Evan Ramos (student in Electrical & Computer Engineering) will be showing the ins and outs of how create your own 3D printer at this week’s MSTE Friday Lunch.

From the speakers: Learn how to create a simple 3D printer made from an office projector and common objects. Participants will print small plastic objects to take home, and resource links will be provided to anyone interested in making their own 3D printer. We will also discuss how to borrow the 3D printing equipment for use in classrooms.

Topic: 3D Printing in Your Classroom

When: Friday, February 13, 2015 from noon-1pm

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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3D Printing in Your Classroom

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Spring 2015 MSTE Friday Lunch Series - February 6, 2015

Posted on: 2/2/2015 11:49 AM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ] [ Friday Lunch ] [ Math ]

Get ready for another thought-provoking MSTE Friday Lunch this week! Peter Braunfeld (Department of Mathematics & MSTE Office) will join us to discuss 50 years of math education.

From the speaker: In response to the launching of Sputnik almost 60 years ago, the US has struggled to reform school mathematics. We've spent large sums of money on new curricula, teacher training and technology. What seems to be working, and what remains to be done?

Topic: A Curmudgeon Reflects on 50 Years of Math Education

When: Friday, February 6, 2015 from noon-1pm

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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A Curmudgeon Reflects on 50 Years of Math Education

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