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Fall 2019 MSTE Friday Lunch - PAGES: Progressing through the Ages: Global Change, Evolution, and Societal Well-being

Posted on: 10/9/2019 12:57 PM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ] [ Friday Lunch ]

We’re back with the first MSTE Friday Lunch of the 2019 Fall Semester!

About the Talk: Barbara Hug will discuss the PAGES project’s approach to developing Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) aligned K-12 curriculum and professional development. She will discuss how to support in-service science teachers with the new standards through the use of NGSS storylines. She will share examples of science curricula and discuss the affordances and challenges of the approach.

Speaker: Barbara Hug

Topic: PAGES: Progressing through the Ages: Global change, Evolution, and Societal well-being

When: Friday, October 11, 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!

New Publications Help CREDC Reach Next Generation of Cybersecurity Researchers

Posted on: 8/29/2019 10:52 AM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ] [ Math ] [ Science ] [ Sustainability ] [ Technology ]

The Office of Math, Science and Technology Education (MSTE) and the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC) have been working together on a series of STEM-related activity books with a focus on engineering, circuitry, and coding geared towards ages 10 and up. These activity books will each feature 10-20 hours of activities that build on each other and offer young people opportunities for exploration and challenge them to problem-solve and think creatively and critically. The books will be sold through the National 4-H store and the first one, “Explore a Power Park: Paper Circuits”, will be available mid-September.

See the CREDC article for more details!

Illinois Statewide K-12 Computer Science Education Summit

Posted on: 7/2/2019 7:35 AM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ]

Co-hosted by the University of Illinois, CS4IL, and partnering sponsors, the inaugural #ILCSEdSummit2019 will engage K-12 educators, administrators, policymakers, industry professionals, non-profits, and legislators in a day of collaboration, presentations, panel discussions, and working groups, all of which is bound by the shared goal of making CS for All a reality in Illinois.

When: Friday, September 20th, 2019, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Where: National Center for Supercomputing Applications (1205 W. Clark St., Urbana, IL 61801)

For more information or to register for the event, visit the Illinois Statewide K-12 Computer Science Education Summit website.

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.


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