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Family Science Day Solar Car Challenge
Family Science Day is an annual event hosted by CeMaST to excite and interest students and families in STEM fields in our society.
CeMaST hosted the Normal Pit Stop of the American Solar Challenge.
CeMaST and the Center for Renewable Energy are working to create the Illinois Pathways Energy Learning Exchange which features a series of orientation and advanced pathway courses.

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ERP course added to curriculum article thumbnailERP course added to curriculumThis semester the School of Information Technology (IT) began offering an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) course as an elective in the undergraduate and graduate curricula. The course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the SAP ERP solution from business process and technical perspectives. IT professionals with hands-on SAP ERP experience are in high demand with 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies running this business management software. ...
School of Information Technology names new director article thumbnailSchool of Information Technology names new directorMary Elaine Califf has accepted the position of director of the School of Information Technology. Califf has been serving as the interim director; her permanent duties will begin on July 1. ...
ISU ROTC cadets raise money for Wounded Warrior Project article thumbnailISU ROTC cadets raise money for Wounded Warrior ProjectAs part of this year's Science and Technology Week, the Redbird Battalion hosted a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project. ...
Video: IT student learns the art of creating apps article thumbnailVideo: IT student learns the art of creating appsSenior computer science major Rachel Schifano isn't afraid to get outside her comfort zone. And this semester, that meant competing in the School of Information Technology's Mobile App Development Contest. ...
Alum and professor testify in support of student fitness assessment legislation article thumbnailAlum and professor testify in support of student fitness assessment legislationSchool of Kinesiology and Recreation alum Dan Phelps ’06, M.S. ’12, and Professor Dale Brown provided testimony March 20 before the Illinois General Assembly's Elementary and Secondary Education Committee in support of House Bill 5397 in Springfield. The bill was sponsored by the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity of which Phelps and Brown are both work group committee members.  ...

Industry News

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

NEW - Principles to Actions14861_98x140.jpgContinuing its tradition of mathematics education leadership, NCTM has released Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All to define the principles and actions that are essential for a high-quality mathematics education for all students. This new landmark publication builds on NCTM’s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and the Council’s previous standards publications, and it supports implementation of the Common Core. ...
Summer Professional DevelopmentSummer2014Join NCTM in San Diego or Chicago for summer professional development opportunities. Whether you are an experienced classroom teacher or just beginning your career, NCTM's Interactive Institutes will provide the instructional strategies and high-quality professional development you need to successfully implement CCSSM in the classroom. Institutes will be held from July through August and include Algebra Readiness for Every Student (Grades 6-8); Connecting Number and Operations in the Classroom(Grades Pre-K-5); and Engaging Students in Learning: Mathematical Practices and Process Standards (Grades 9-12). Save $40 with early-bird registration rates. ...
Lifetime Achievement Awards2014LAANCTM's Mathematics Education Trust (MET) has selected Miriam Leiva and Christian Hirsch as recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. The award honors NCTM members who have exhibited a lifetime of achievement in mathematics education at the national level. Leiva and Hirsch will be recognized during the Presentation of the 2014 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2014 NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans. ...

National Science Teachers Association (NTSA)

NSF Grant to Promote Scientific Research Activities in SchoolsStudents and teachers will have the chance to engage in their own hands-on scientific research, thanks to a new five-year, $7.3 million "citizen science" initiative, led by North Carolina State University, from the National Science Foundation. ...
NSTA’s Citizen Science Brings Biology to LifeThe editors of NSTA’s new book Citizen Science have a straightforward goal: to inspire you to engage your students through public collaboration in scientific research—also known as citizen science. ...
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