2017 Physics & Astronomy REU Program

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The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah offers a research experience program where undergraduate students work closely with a faculty mentor and their research group on an individual project. All interested students are invited to apply for this 10-week summer program. The 2017 summer REU program will run from May 31 – […]


Navajo Math Circles documentary screening at UofU

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The Association for Women in Mathematics and the Center for Science and Mathematics Education are pleased to announce a showing of the documentary film: Navajo Math Circles Directed by George Paul Csicsery Highlighting the special connections between Navajo culture, natural beauty, and mathematics, the Navajo Math Circles project summons applications of math in Native culture […]


The Omo-Turkana Basin, East Africa – a treasury of history

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A Frontiers of Science Lecture April 20, 2017 6pm in ASB 220 Featuring:  Francis H. Brown, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Utah Lake Turkana was the last major lake in East Africa to become known to Europeans. The arid basin in which it is located has been studied since ~1900.  Sedimentary deposits there […]


Register now for the AAPT Idaho-Utah meeting

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The Thirty-Sixth Annual Spring Meeting of the Idaho-Utah Section of the AAPT (American Association of Physics Teachers) will be held April 14-15 at the University of Utah. For additional information or to register, visit the conference website.


Michael Dantley – College of Education Jones Memorial Lecture (Apr 6)

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The College of Education presents: Dr. Michael Dantley The 2017 George and Velma Rife Jones Memorial Lecturer “Leading Education in a Time of Transition: A Critical and Spiritual Imperative” Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017 Time: 5-6pm Location: Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex – Art Works for Kids Auditorium (Rm 1151)   Reception and […]


Nalini Nadkarni and Caitlin Weber lead CSME Exchange (Mar 9)

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The Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME) is pleased to present the CSME Exchange, an interactive brown bag discussion for UofU faculty, instructors and staff. The next CSME Exchange is: Engaging the Unengaged: Interdisciplinary Approaches that Bridge Science and Society Nalini Nadkarni and Caitlin Weber (Biology)   Thursday, March 9, 2017 INSCC room 345 12-1pm Lunch […]


REFUGES February celebration

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On February 1, 2017, the REFUGES afterschool and Saturday programs celebrated and honored student participants for their time, effort, and dedication. Over 100 students and parents attended the celebration event at the University of Utah’s Natural History Museum. Certificates of achievement were awarded at the event to 33 students. While many REFUGES seniors are still […]


Ilana Horn – Hugo Rossi Lecture

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<<Hugo Rossi Lecture Series An Asset-Orientation is Everything: How Strengths-Based Approaches to Math Teaching Help Teachers and Students Ilana Horn, Vanderbilt University March 29, 2017 This presentation was co-hosted by CSME and the College of Education View the video, below, or download the presentation files here. Abstract: I describe key findings emphasizing the centrality of math […]


The Global Energy Challenge: A Moral Imperative for the University

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A Frontiers of Science Lecture March 30, 2017 6pm in ASB 220 Featuring:  Dr. Daniel G. Nocera, Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy Harvard University Climate change is an existential threat to society as we continue to meet energy demand with carbon-based fuels. Energy demand is set to grow in the coming decades, mostly driven by […]


NHMU Science Movie Night: Navajo Math Circles (Mar 14)

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  Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 7pm The City Library (210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT)   Navajo Math Circles follows Navajo students from the underserved education system of the Navajo Nation as they collaborate with some of the country’s most accomplished mathematicians on a new approach to improving mathematical skills.   This […]