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
Spring 2016 MSTE Friday Lunch - Fighting Hunger with Eastern Illinois Foodbank
Join us this Friday, April 1st, for “Fighting Hunger with Eastern Illinois Foodbank”.
About the Talk: The 4th annual Community & Campus Day of Service (CCDOS) will kick off National Volunteer Week once again on April 9, 2016. Over 1,000 volunteers participate in this community-wide event each year, logging thousands of hours of volunteering time on this day alone. The Office of Public Engagement, CUVolunteer, Illini Fighting Hunger, Eastern Illinois Foodbank, and a host of other University and community groups have worked together to make this event possible.
Learn how Eastern Illinois Foodbank uses the meals you package on the Day of Service to help fight hunger in our community. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to taste the meals you’ll be packaging, using several recipes designed by Illini Fighting Hunger and Nutrition students at the U of I.
There is still time for you to get involved in the Day of Service! Join CCDOS by registering for the Food Packaging Project or letting us know about your own community service project.
- Michael McKelvey
- Rebecca Byrd
- Sarah Zehr
- Max Colon
- Kristen Costello
- Kristen Bosch
When: Friday, April 1st, 2016, from 12:00-1:00pm
2016 Public Engagement Symposium
All are invited to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagn 8th Annual Public Engagement Symposium on March 16, 2016, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the I Hotel and Conference Center!
The Public Engagement symposium features posters and displays by faculty, staff, students, and community partners on community-based projects as part of research, teaching, and service at the University of Illinois. The theme for 2016 symposium is Building bridges between campus and community. The symposium provides ground for sharing and celebrating the scholarly works of a community that is engaged in addressing and solving challenges facing the society through mutually-beneficial partnership. The event hopes to promote culture of engagement across campus by bringing together a large variety of ideas and approaches to community-engaged projects.
Sponsored by the Office of Public Engagement, the symposium is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.