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STEM Week at the U

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME) is launching a new program – STEM for U Week (November 4-8, 2013)  - to bridge the College of Science Science Day ( Nov. 2) and the College of Engineering Engineering Day ( Nov. 9). The goal of STEM for U Week is to build connections between the U of U and the broader community while introducing grade school students to STEM content, role models, and careers.

During STEM for U Week, the CSME will connect faculty members (scientists, mathematicians, and engineers) with K-12 classrooms. Each participating faculty member will visit a classroom for approximately 30 minutes.  Faculty are welcome to discuss their research, career path, interest in science, or how their work relates to current issues. Hands-on activities and demonstrations that involve the K-12 students are highly encouraged.

STEM for U Week has room for a few additional faculty participants. The CSME will provide transportation and can also assist with developing age-appropriate activities. Faculty members who are interested in participating may contact the CSME at outreach@csme.utah.edu or 801-585-0677.

Math is beautiful.

Engraving detail from Perspecitva Corporum Regularium c. 1568 by Wenzel Jamnitzer

Image courtesy of Ian McSheffeild
University of Utah

Romanesco broccoli, or Roman cauliflower, is an edible flower that displays near perfect self-symmetry.