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Fall 2016 MSTE Friday Lunch - Cooking with Stored Solar Energy in C-U, The Navajo Nation, and Haiti

Posted on: 11/29/2016 11:15 AM

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

Fall 2016 MSTE Friday Lunch - Leveraging Technology for Interactive Pedagogy

Posted on: 11/8/2016 10:57 AM

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.

November 2016 Science at the Market

Posted on: 11/3/2016 11:00 AM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ] [ Outreach ] [ Physics ] [ Science ] [ Technology ]

For the seventh year, the University of Illinois Department of Physics is bringing "Science at the Market" on selected Saturday mornings to Urbana's Market at the Square. Various U of I and other experts will be on hand each week with demonstrations illustrating the science they represent and to answer questions from the public about the researchers' disciplines.

For example, you may learn about:

  • What birds and other animals live in Champaign-Urbana parks
  • Floating superconductors
  • Solar flares via solar telescopes
  • Pants that don't stain thanks to nanotechnology
  • 3-D printing by the Illinois Geometry Lab (IGL)
  • Lizards and other animals shown by the Graduate Students in
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (GEEB)
  • And a lot about bees, bumblebees, and pollination on Polinators' Saturdays

November 2016 Schedule:

  • November 5, 2016: Ctrl-Z, Robotics FRC team #4096

Fall 2016 MSTE Friday Lunch - Being on the School Board: Thoughts on Keeping a Balance

Posted on: 10/31/2016 2:21 PM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ] [ Friday Lunch ]

Join us this Friday for “Being on the School Board: Thoughts on Keeping a Balance”, presented by Chris Kloeppel.

About the Talk: Chris Kloeppel is the President of the School Board for the Champaign Unit 4 School District. Chris will be discussing a bit of his background, explaining the process of running for a position on the School Board, and some of the issues he faces now that he has been elected President. There will be a Question & Answer segment after the talk.

Topic: Being on the School Board: Thoughts on Keeping a Balance

When: Friday, November 4th, 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!

Fall 2016 MSTE Friday Lunch Series - Cuba, Education, and Scratch: Insights and Opportunities

Posted on: 10/25/2016 1:38 PM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ] [ Outreach ] [ Technology ]

Join us this Friday afternoon to hear Kate Williams present “Cuba, Education, and Scratch: Insights and Opportunities”.

About the Talk: What is Cuba's approach to literacy and computer literacy, and where might Scratch, and UIUC, enter the picture?

Associate Professor Kate Williams (iSchool, formerly GSLIS) co-authored a biography of Cuba's most senior leading librarian, Roots and Flowers: The Life and Work of Afro-Cuban Librarian Marta Terry González; brought Dr. Terry here as a MillerComm visitor in 2015; and is co-editing an issue of Library Trends about Cuba. Her research focuses on community informatics.

Topic: Cuba, Education, and Scratch: Insights and Opportunities

When: Friday, October 28th, 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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