Professor Jakob (Jake) D. Jensen was awarded a 2015 New Innovator Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The New Innovator Grant, established in 2007, supports unusually innovative research from early career investigators. The grant provides Professor Jensen with 2.2 million dollars to pursue a 5 year research program.
John R. Park Debate Society Wins Tournament Sweepstakes at 53rd Annual United States Air Force Invitational
The team defeated over 23 universities and colleges including San Diego State University, University of Vermont, University of Missouri, and the University of Alaska.
GCSC Seminar: “The Science/Policy Interface: Climate Adaptation and Decision-making,” Kathy Jacobs, Univ of Arizona
Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 4 - 5pm
Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building (ASB)
This seminar will explore the intersection between science and decision-making, including a discussion of multiple experiments in coproduction of knowledge between stakeholders and scientists in the context of preparing for the risks and opportunities associated with climate change.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 7 - 9pm
Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)
What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 4 - 6pm
Humanities Building - Carolyn Tanner Irish (CTIHB)
"Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Using Science to Prepare Teachers" with David Feldon (Utah State University), director, STE2M Center and associate professor, Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences. Despite the recent emphasis on developing a STEM workforce in Utah, the state is struggling to meet the demand for science and mathematics teachers. While multiple licensure pathways exist for prospective teachers, the training strategies they utilize have not lowered teaching attrition rates. This talk will explore findings from scientific research into the principles of effective training and the development of expertise that can inform more productive approaches to preparing our educators. Bio: Dr. David Feldon is Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences and Director of the new STE2M Center at Utah State University. His research examines the development of expertise in STEM disciplines from a cognitive perspective and strategies for effective training for adult learners at various levels of education. As Director of the STE2M Center, he has conducted multiple research studies and evaluations of science education practices in Utah. The Hugo Rossi Lecture Series, named in honor of the CSME’s founding director, was designed to bridge the College of Science and College of Education by attracting speakers whose scholarly pursuits include K-16 math/science education research. Through engaging in discussion of new ideas in math and science education, we can promote best practices and student success at the University of Utah and within the broader community.
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 12:15 - 1:15pm
College of Law - S. J. Quinney (LAW)
Cullen Battle, lead counsel in the recent Weber River navigability adjudication, will discuss a new approach to securing public recreational access to Utah’s rivers that involves the ancient doctrine of navigability, and evidence of log drives that occurred in the late 1800’s.
Friday, December 11, 2015, 2 - 5pm
Thesis games, capstone games, prototypes and research projects: OH MY! This event is FREE and open to the public. Join us for our annual showcase of student work (and that glorious cake.) Map Link: http://bit.ly/1VJRiVQ More details at www.eae.utah.edu
Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 10am - 2pm
Union - A. Ray Olpin (UNION)
Come to the Summer Job Fair on Tuesday, February 2. Visit organizations for full-time, part-time student job opportunities both on and off campus. Find available volunteer experiences and summer jobs!