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Sammy Lindgren, Coordinator for STEM Teacher Development at MSTE, and a PhD student in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, was part of the Sun Buckets team that won the $100,000 Gulfstream Navigator Award at Ocean Exchange in Savannah, GA in November. This award honors an outstanding innovation that demonstrates positive impact on the environment, economies, and health while respecting cultures around the world and has applications across multiple industries. Sun Buckets, created by researchers in the Stored Solar Stove Project, funded by the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE), are portable, stored solar energy cookstoves that allow users to cook without fire, fuel, or emissions.To learn more about the project, visit the Stored Solar Stove Project website or check out Sammy's presentation Solution: Sun Buckets from The Ocean Exchange's 2016 Annual Event.


Related Link: MSTE Friday Lunch Series

MSTE Friday Lunches are back! Join us this Friday for the first talk of the semester! Joseph Gamez will present “St. Elmo Brady STEM Academy: The Importance of STEM Outreach to the Community and to You”.

About the Talk:The St. Elmo Brady STEM Academy is an educational outreach program targeted at underrepresented fourth and fifth grade students. In this presentation Joseph Gamez, Program Director, will give a brief history of Brady STEM Academy and reflect on his experiences doing STEM outreach--particularly its impact on students and their families as well as on himself.

Topic: St. Elmo Brady STEM Academy: The Importance of STEM Outreach to the Community and to You

When: Friday, February 17th, 2017 from 12:00-1:00pm

Where: 505 E Green St, Classroom 201, Champaign, IL 61820

All are welcome, don’t forget to RSVP via the MSTE Friday Lunch website!


Related Link: Kenwood Computer Science Showcase

Kenwood Elementary School, Champaign Unit 4’s CS/CT (Computer Science / Computational Thinking) school, is having a Computer Science Showcase.

Community members and prospective families are invited to attend this event where they will have the opportunity to visit different classrooms. Kenwood students will be featuring the various Computer Science/Computational Thinking projects they have worked on. Come by to see elementary students program robots, visit a student-created arcade on Scratch, see LEGO robots in action and much, much more

When: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 from 6:30-7:30pm

Where: Kenwood Elementary School, in the Gymnasium


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