From the Speaker:
World problems and the need for human expertise to solve those problems demand more creativity. Opportunities abound for the individual who can integrate creative thinking skills with critical thinking skills. The creative imperative and the creative opportunity urge us to improve creativity education for students. We can help students become more creative, and as a result we can enhance their personal satisfaction and their abilities to solve the pressing problems of our times.
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.
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.
Our presenters this week will describe the Merit Programs for Emerging Scholars at the University of Illinois and MIST (Merit Immersion for Students and Teachers) Project as well as share some early results of the impact of the MIST Project.
Pam Riss will talk about her experiences using TI-Robots in her classroom.
An update of iFoundry and possibly some discussion on iEFX (Illinois Engineering First-Year Experience (pronounced "I-effects")).
iFoundry is transforming engineering education for the 21st century. Dr. Price will describe the program and answer questions.
Tap In Leadership Academy is a 501 c3 nonprofit academic enrichment program. Their vision is to educate, equip and empower scholars to become future leaders.