May 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
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
May 2016 Schedule:
May 7, 2016: Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (MSTE)
May 14, 2016: Staerkel Planetarium
May 21, 2016: Carl R Woese Institute of Genomic Biology
May 28, 2016: The University of Illinois Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST)
MSTE featured at this week's Science at the Market!
Jana Sebestik & Elliot Schultz will be joining the crowds early this Saturday, May 7th, at the Urbana's Market at the Square for the Office for Mathematics, Science, & Technology Education's week with Science at the Market.
Stop by the Science at the Market table this week to find out more about
MSTE Education projects, including renewable energy, LED art, and the recently released "Discovering Computer Programming through Scratch" curriculum.
Spring 2016 MSTE Friday Lunch - Bruce Carpenter
Join us this Friday, April 22nd, when Bruce Carpenter will present “Albert Michelson's Harmonic Analyzer: A Visual Tour of a Nineteenth Century Machine”.
About the Talk: In a glass case in the hallway of Altgeld Hall on the University of Illinois campus lies an all-but-forgotten machine -- a Harmonic Analyzer designed by Albert Michelson to perform Fourier Analysis. This presentation will describe the yearlong effort to memorialize this machine via the creation of a series of videos and production of posters and a coffee table book. No specialized knowledge will be necessary to appreciate this wondrous machine.
When: Friday, April 22nd, 2016, from 12:00-1:00pm
This will be the last Friday Lunch of the Spring semester, so don’t miss it!
Community & Campus Day of Service (CCDOS) 2016
It's here! The Community & Campus Day of Service (CCDOS) will take place Saturday, April 9, 2016. During CCDOS thousands of volunteers will work together to package meals for local foodbanks to be distributed to needy families in Champaign-Urbana. This year's goal is 149,000 meals!
But the Food Packaging Project isn't the only volunteer effort happening. There are other service projects you can participate in during National Volunteer Week (and beyond). Check out the "Other Service Projects" on the CCDOS website to find out more!
Spring 2016 MSTE Friday Lunch - Max Pike
Join us this Friday, April 8th, when Max Pike will present “Solar Urbana-Champaign Solar Power Hour”.
About the Talk: This one-hour presentation discusses solar market trends, describes the basic components of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system, outlines the process for installing solar PV, introduces incentive options and economic benefits, and outlines next steps for participating in the Solar Urbana-Champaign group buy.
When: Friday, April 8th, 2016, from 12:00-1:00pm