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ST. LOUIS, MO – OSEP Associate Director, Amy Pratt is co-presenting at the NSTA STEM Forum this week. Charles Cohen, Director of the Sustainability Education Program at Siemens Building Technologies Division, and Darlene Peterson, the Marketing Manager for the Sustainability Education Program at Siemens Building Technologies Division were the co-presenters for the talk, titled Innovation and Collaboration in STEM Education: industry-university partnerships to enhance teacher professional development.
Teachers become the students at biotechnology symposium
BY REBECCA HALLECK
SESP professor Kemi Jona will make a presentation on new STEM education initiatives in Illinois at the Illinois Innovation Day event on April 11 in Springfield. Preparing Illinois students for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is the goal of a new state plan for “learning exchanges” linking educational opportunities and business resources, and Jona has been involved in the state effort to establish these education-business partnerships.
New Orleans, LA - Former GK-12 Fellow, Kristin Labby, and Program Director for Reach for the Stars, Michelle Paulsen were invited to present at the American Chemical Society (ACS) annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Kristin shared a poster on her work last year at The Nettelhorst School, highlighting the field trip the middle school students took to visit the Silverman Lab on the Northwestern University campus. Kristin and Michelle both gave presentations at the conference as well.
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Touring the Humboldt Park Branch Library last week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel got a first-hand introduction to an out-of-school program designed to pique teenagers’ interest in science, technology, engineering, arts/design and math.
Developed by Northwestern University researchers, FUSE presents middle and high school students with hands-on challenges in mobile app development, 3-D printing and design, fashion design, robotics and other areas of interest to teens.
The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) awarded the iLab program of the Office of STEM Education Partnerships (OSEP) its 2013 Innovations in Networking Award in the category of educational applications. iLab is a remote science laboratory program that allows high school students to access world-class laboratory equipment online.
CHICAGO, IL - February 9 - Northwestern’s Office of STEM Education Partnerships launched the first Chicago location Saturday for its program that aims to engage students in science and technology-related fields.
The program, called FUSE, launched at Chicago’s Richard M. Daley Library, a branch of the Chicago Public Library system, in West Humboldt Park. The launch was part of the Saturday grand opening of the library’s new expansion, where the program will be hosted, OSEP director and FUSE co-creator Kemi Jona said.
EVANSTON, IL - February - OSEP congratulates Michelle Paulsen, recently named Scientist of the Month by the Association for Women in Science. Michelle is the director of Reach for the Stars, an NSF funded GK12 program that is a joint collaboration between OSEP and CIERA, the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics. The article focuses on Michelle's work with GK-12, her enthusiasm for education, and her work to help increase the effectiveness of science communication.
The Loft at the Evanston Public Library has an exciting new partnership with the Office of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education Partnerships (OSEP) at Northwestern University. Through this partnership, the Loft has begun offering a weekly drop-in program called FUSE. FUSE is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/design, Math) exploration program designed to ignite and nurture STEAM-focused interests among teens through an innovative challenge-based approach.