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24 February 2015

Flip the Project This Weekend!

CEMAS-logoJust a reminder that there are still some spots in the Professional Development workshop this weekend. If you are interested in some new hands-on activities for STEM topics, this is your chance. Come get some new experience and  collaborate with other educators in the area to shake up your classroom this spring.

Time: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 9:00am – 2:00pm (lunch included)
Location: Engineering Building Room 1170, SIUE Campus, Edwardsville IL

For more information, contact the STEM Center at (618) 650 – 3065 or stemcenter@siue.edu.

Informational Flyer

Register Here

20 February 2015

Vizzies Announced for 2014

The National Science Foundation has announced the winners of their Vizzies Visual Challenge for 2014. To quote the organization itself:
Some of science’s most powerful statements are not made in words. From DaVinci’s Vitruvian Man to Rosalind Franklin’s X-rays, science visualization has a long and literally illustrious history. To illustrate is to enlighten! Illustrations provide the most immediate and influential connection between scientists and other citizens, and the best hope for nurturing popular interest. They are a necessity for public understanding of research developments.
There are some really amazing visuals here, a few are shown below in a slideshow. Check out the Vizzies page for more details and to see all the other projects that the NSF supports.

X-Ray of a Snapping Turtle with Eggs Inside.

Aesthetically Pleasing Chemistry Reactions.

Hippocampus/Sea Horse Artwork

16 February 2015

Snow Time!

STEM-Logo-smToday, February 16, the STEM Center will be closed along with the rest of SIUE campus. With a winter storm warning in place for Madison County we encourage people to stay home and make snowmen and go sledding. These can also be scientific so they’re great ways to do some STEM at home despite the closure!

The STEM Center will reopen on Tuesday. Call or email to make an appointment for later in the week or stop by during our open-door hours: Monday through Thursday 9am-3pm.

stemcenter@siue.edu | (618) 650-3065

03 February 2015

Flip the Project Math and Science Workshop

CEMAS-logoThe Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology will be giving a professional development workshop on SIUe campus on February 28, from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Lunch will be provided and parking and registration are both free.

 

Time: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 9:00am – 2:00pm (lunch included)
Location: Engineering Building Room 1170, SIUE Campus, Edwardsville IL

For more information, contact the STEM Center at (618) 650 – 3065 or stemcenter@siue.edu.

Informational Flyer

Register Here

02 February 2015

Family Med School at SLSC

There’s a fun family event coming up at the Saint Louis Science Center.

Saturday, February 7

Come and spend a morning at the Saint Louis Science Center with a human anatomy and physiology expert from the Adventures in Medicine and Science program of Saint Louis University Medical School.  Learn about how the human body through works through a visual tour of the major organs and body systems utilizing a fully dissected human cadaver.  There will also be a discussion of some medically important disease processes.  This is the first of a series of four sessions. Ideal for parents and their children, 5th grade and over.

Location: Life Science Lab Classroom, Saint Louis Science Center

Cost: $14 ($12 members) per person per session; $52 ($45 members) per person all sessions

Reservations are required: Please call 314-289-4439

Event Date:
Saturday, February 7, 2015 – 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience:
For Kids & Familes

See more here.

30 January 2015

Avengers Assemble

There’s a fun event coming up at the Saint Louis Science Center next week.

Friday, February 6 at the Saint Louis Science Center

Learn the real science behind science fiction at our First Fridays events! First Friday will feature free hands-on activities and culminate with a showing The Avengers in the OMNIMAX® Theater.

First Friday favorites like public telescope viewings, scifi trivia and special prices for OMNIMAX® films are a staple at every event.

Tickets for the free episode showing are available starting at 6pm on the evening of the First Friday event and are distributed on a first come, first served basis.   

First Friday activities such as our presentations, sci-fi trivia, 10pm sci-fi film, etc. are primarily designed for adults and recommended for audiences 16 years and older. Our public telescope viewings and free 7pm Planetarium show are recommended for all ages.

Event Date: Friday, February 6, 2015 – 6:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: Just for Adults

29 January 2015

Noyce Applications Open

nsf4The Noyce Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from interested students. If you have been waiting for Noyce to start up again, be sure to go check out the page for all the information you need.

This program is funded by the a grant from the National Science Foundation and affiliated with the Noyce Foundation, a group that aims to help young people become curious, thoughtful and engaged learners. The Foundation focuses on a few key areas: improving math and early literacy in public schools, developing leadership to support student achievement, education policy and research and finally, on expanding opportunities for students to experience hands on science.

21 January 2015

Owl Prowl This Weekend!

Saturday January 31st, 5 pm – 10 pm

There is a great opportunity for anyone interested in local wildlife this weekend.

  • $6.00 for SIUE Students
  • $11.00 for SIUE Faculty, Staff and Guests/Community members
  • Space is limited, sign up at the Student Fitness Center front desk

See live owls and learn about them from a naturalist! We will also go on a 1 mile hike around the Wild Bird Sanctuary to call and look for owls in their natural habitat. Transportation as well as warm drinks and sweet treats will be provided.

18 January 2015

Martin Luther King Day

STEM-Logo-smThe STEM Resource Center will be closed along with the rest of SIUE campus on Monday, January 19th. We will be open as normal from 9:00 – 3:00 from Tuesday through Thursday, however, and look forward to seeing you then!

You can leave a question for us at stemcenter@siue.edu or call us at (618) 650 – 3065 and we’ll get back to you when the office reopens. Have a great weekend!

09 January 2015

Snow Days Got You Down?

SRC - View 3 - smallAre your kids home because of the winter weather and wishing they had something entertaining to do? Well, we’ve got plenty of entertainment and it’s not just for teachers. Come by the STEM Center and check out our supplies, or look at our online inventory and find something from the comfort of your kitchen table. We have great science resources and we want to lend them to anyone interested so consider us allies against low temperatures and snow.

Write to us at stemcenter@siue.edu or call use at (618) 650 – 3065 with any questions.