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Barbara Hug will be joining the group to present on Project NEURON (Novel Education for Understanding Research on Neuroscience).


Ray Price will be speaking to us about Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education (iFoundry). Ray will describe iFoundry as a curriculum incubator and will explore the activities (both successes and failures).  He will discuss the current areas of emphasis and the potential future opportunities. 


Brother Thomas Dupre' is our special guest speaker this week. He wrote his dissertation in 1986 on "The 'New Mathematics' Controversy". The dissertation was directed by Ken Travers. Peter Braunfeld was the chairperson of his committee. Though Max Beberman had passed away by that time, Dupre's dissertation was based on interviews with many of the people who had been active in the University of Illinois Committee on School Mathematics.

Brother Dupre' is Associate Professor in Mathematics/Computer Science at Lewis University.


This week we will have a presentation from Paul Wenger on the Merit Program for Emerging Scholars here at the U of I.


Kathleen Harness will give an overview of the Etoys programming language and the EtoysIllinois.org website.


Join us this week to learn about Barbara Hug's NIH-funded project to create neuroscience education resources for middle and high school teachers and students.


Elena Railean, visiting from the Republic of Moldova, will present a new didactical model with core dynamic and flexible educational strategies. She will present electronic textbooks for mathematics and chemistry (at the K-12 level) and informatics (at the University-level).


Join MSTE,the Office for Math, Science, and Technology for Education, for the Friday Lunch series. Quinn Baetz will discuss various jobs he has had and how he got involved with MSTE. He will go over some of the interesting projects he has done at the University, along with the work done at MSTE. Quinn will end by talking about his future and what he will be doing at HP Palm.


An update of iFoundry and possibly some discussion on iEFX (Illinois Engineering First-Year Experience (pronounced "I-effects")).


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