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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.


Joe Muskin and Adam Poetzel will show us how to create a coordinate path that a laser will follow to generate a design. This simple apparatus uses mirrors and a laser that projects the image on fluorescent paper.


Theodore Brown is a Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and a former Provost at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His support was instrumental in starting the MSTE Office in 1993.


From 2003 to 2012, the Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School (BBCHS) worked with the MSTE Office in the College of Education to improve mathematics and science instruction and integrate technology into classroom teachings. This panel discussion will look particularly at the intervention in the mathematics classes as BBCHS, lessons learned and lessons lost.

Helen Boehrnsen was the Curriculum Director at BBCHS during this time

Renee Williams is the Mathematics Department Head at BBCHS and continues in this role today.


[ PLEASE NOTE: The e-week announcement about this event had the incorrect date. The correct date for this talk is Friday, October 13, 2017. We apologize for any confusion. ]


Join Jana Sebestik, Assistant Director of STEM Curriculum Design, for a unique MSTE Friday Lunch experience - a hands-on workshop!

How do solar powered path lights work? Let's look inside! Use the components to do something else. Create a night light or power a toy car... 

Bring your imagination. We'll provide supplies.


Due to a last minute emergency, this talk was cancelled and has been resceduled for Friday, October 13th, 2017.


May Berenbaum, Professor and Department Head of the University of Illinois Department of Entomology, will discuss how science fiction films can be used in the classroom to teach science through bad examples.


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.


The stored solar thermal energy research group in the College of Engineering and at the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) has developed a portable cookstove that stores solar energy. This stove was designed for the energy impoverished areas across the globe, and as a solution to the Global Cooking Problem. Cooking results and lessons learned from our initial test sites in the Navajo Nation, Les Cayes, Haiti, and in kitchens across Champaign-Urbana will be discussed.


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