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Making STEM fun: Noyce scholars host online science workshops for children during the pandemic

Illinois State Noyce Scholars used fun activities to teach middle school-age children STEM lessons last summer as part of an online series organized by the Center for Mathematics, Science, and...
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Building up young minds

Dr. Brad Christensen—a STEM specialist with Illinois State’s Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology—has been collaborating with Rose Mabwa, a senior manager with The Community...
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Call for speaker series ideas

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) is accepting proposals for the 2021–2022 academic year Research Lecture Series.
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Building the future: NexSTEM program aims to diversify math, science, and technology fields

The four-year scholarship is available to students who were Pell Grant eligible. That allows them to pursue community-based research opportunities in science and mathematics with much of the...
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Faculty develop flexible classroom modules through Project EDDIE

Project EDDIE also helps build the associated professional development needed to ensure effective use of the teaching modules.
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School of Biological Sciences will host virtual Graduate School Open House

The School of Biological Sciences will be hosting our own Virtual Open House and question-and-answer session.
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Henderson and Platt named Women of Distinction from McLean County YWCA

Rebecca Henderson and Dr. Christa Platt as they were both named as Women of Distinction by McLean County’s YWCA
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Powerful pennycress: Dr. Sedbrook’s research team is transforming a weed into a crop

Though farmers consider pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) nothing more than a weed, Illinois State Professor of Genetics Dr. John Sedbrook is working to change their perspective—and the plant itself.
Students participate in the 2019 Illinois Summer Research Academy.

Research Spotlight: Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology

This issue's Research Spotlight features the Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology (CeMaST).
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CeMaST launches new podcast channel STEAMtalk

The Illinois State Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology has a new podcast channel called STEAMtalk.