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Illinois EPA and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Introduce New Curriculum Unit for Fifth & Sixth Grade Educators

Posted on: 4/10/2019 2:32 PM

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) partnered with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (MSTE) to create a new science curriculum unit for fifth and sixth grade educators: Why is the Pond Green? The unit focuses on surface water and algae. The entire curriculum is free and available online to teachers and parents.

Architecture Students are Finalists in 2019 Graduate Image of Research

Posted on: 4/10/2019 10:48 AM
Topic: [ Announcements ]

Sudarshan Krishnan in the Department of Architecture has been working with the geometry of deployable structures. Ramya Vasudevan and Aparna Pillai, two students with whom he works with in the Masters of Architecture (MArch) program, are finalists in the 2019 Graduate Image of Research competition.

Spring 2019 MSTE Friday Lunch - Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching: What do familiar challenges look like in a brave, new world?

Posted on: 3/25/2019 1:28 PM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ] [ Friday Lunch ]

We are back this week with another presentation in our MSTE Friday Lunch Series!

About the Talk: One of the delights of mathematics teacher preparation is the opportunity to work with and learn alongside pre-service teachers of mathematics, to develop relationships, and to follow the trajectory of their journeys as mathematics educators. We live in a robust epoch of mathematics teacher education, with much research about both teaching and learning mathematics and a growing community of resources and scholars to inform our practice from multiple perspectives. In this “brave new world”, we continue to learn and increase ourmathematical knowledge for teaching. In this talk, Tim Hendrix will explore some mathematical ideas that continue to reappear over time and how those ideas translate into challenges and opportunities in teaching mathematics and methods courses.

Tim Hendrix is an alumnus of UIUC (M.S. in Mathematics, M.S. in Music Education, Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction) and a former staff member of MSTE. Currently, Tim is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Meredith College, a private liberal arts college for women in Raleigh, NC. Actively involved in the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), Tim has served as Executive Director of AMTE since 2014.

Speaker: Tim Hendrix

Topic: Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching: What do familiar challenges look like in a brave, new world?

When: Friday, March 29th, 2019, 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! If you would like to attend this presentation remotely, you can do so via Zoom with one of the following options:

  • Join the Zoom meeting (requires small download and installation of Zoom software)
  • Call in with phone (audio only): (646) 876-9923, meeting ID 433 523 3625

Registration is now open for the seventh annual Community & Campus Day of Service!

Posted on: 3/15/2019 9:26 AM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ CUVolunteer ]

Register today to participate in the seventh annual Community & Campus Day of Service! On Saturday, April 6th, you can join in to package 28,000 pounds of rice and oats that will be delivered to Eastern Illinois Foodbank. The event will take place at Memorial Stadium and each volunteer shift lasts an hour and a half and includes one hour of work on the food packaging lines. This event is family-friendly and seated food packaging & bag labeling positions are available. Sign up today to help us fight hunger in our community!

Spring 2019 MSTE Friday Lunch Series - The Reciprocity Equation

Posted on: 3/5/2019 2:27 PM
Topic: [ Announcements ]

We are back this week with another MSTE Friday Lunch!

About the Talk: Steve Schomberg, former Vice Chancellor for Public Engagement and Institutional Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will discuss the "reciprocity equation" as one of the core values of public engagement. He will approach it from his current experience with the University of Iowa and Iowa State University on a partnership to grow Giant Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus) for the University of Iowa’s Biomass Fuel Project.

Speaker: Steve Schomberg

Topic: The Reciprocity Equation

When: Friday, March 8th, 2019, 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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