Fall 2016 MSTE Friday Lunch - Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment (iSEE): Vision and Activities
Join us this Friday to see Madhu Khanna present: "Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment (iSEE): Vision and Activities".
About the Talk: This talk will describe the vision and recent activities of the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment (iSEE) for achieving excellence in interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach in sustainability, energy and environment. It will discuss ways for the campus community to be involved in activities related to sustainability and present a preview of ongoing efforts and upcoming events.
When: Friday, October 21st, 2016, from 12:00-1:00pm
October 2016 Science at the Market
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
October 2016 Schedule:
- October 1, 2016: The University of Illinois Geometry Laboratory (IGL)
- October 8, 2016: The University of Illinois Geometry Laboratory (IGL)
- October 15, 2016: The University of Illinois Geometry Laboratory (IGL)
- October 22 , 2016: Carl R Woese Institute of Genomic Biology
- October 29, 2016: University Laboratory High School at the University of Illinois
BeeSpotter at the Citizen Science Fair in Chicago
BeeSpotter will be joining a number of other citizen science projects at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s inaugural Citizen Science Fair! Come to the Nature Museum this Saturday between 10AM and 2PM to discover how you can get involved in real research – no advanced degree required. The Citizen Science Fair will bring together many different types of citizen science projects, from local hands-on fieldwork to online platforms with a global reach. Find a project that matches your interests and start contributing data to meaningful research.
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time: 10am to 2pm
Location: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N Cannon Drive, Chicago IL 60614
Cost: Free and open to the public!
Registration: Register in advance (requested, but not required)
Fall 2016 MSTE Friday Lunch - The GRASP Project: A "Hands In" Approach to the Design of Learning Environments
Join us this Friday, October 14th, when Rob Wallon and Robb Lindgren will present: "The GRASP Project: A "Hands In" Approach to the Design of Learning Environments".
About the Talk: How do you design simulations that use gesture interaction to support middle school students in constructing explanations of complex scientific phenomena? This is the overarching question driving the GRASP Project, an NSF-funded collaboration between the University of Illinois College of Education and the Concord Consortium. We will give an overview of development thus far and will discuss plans for expanding testing of simulations in classrooms.
When: Friday, October 14th, 2016, from 12:00-1:00pm
Four newly refurbished MSTE Applets!
Our very own Daniel Hefner recently finished rewriting four MSTE Java applets into modern, accessible HTML5 applets. While Java was popular and widely supported when these applets were written, it has become an outdated technology for web development and is no longer supported in most browsers.
The newly rewritten applets are usable in all modern web browsers, more accessible to assistive technology, and more friendly to mobile devices. They were refurbished as part of an ongoing effort to update our extensive Java applet collection.
Check out the updated applets!: