Below are highlights from some of the February Events!
Instructors were introduced to clickers (audience response systems) in a workshop held on February 28th and March 1st. Olive-Harvey's STEM-CTL hosted the event which was open to all City College campuses. Clicker usage can increase student participation, attendance, and learning.
- 20 attendees: A. Davis, A. Arnold, E. Tobin, J. Jackson, J. Witherspoon, D. Johnson, O. Pergams, D. Duroseau, J. Craan, K. Abedin, E. Whitehead, V. Fullard, L. Williams, S. Roebuck, A. Ferguson, L. Moody, G. Murray, T. Smith, M. Madkins, D. Atkins
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STEM Symposium & Research Conference
On February 15-16th, Professors Shadi Assaf, Cornelia Forrester (Chemistry), Dean Vera Fullard and Greta Moore (STEM-CTL), along with 25 students, attended the STEM Symposium & Research Conference held in Lisle, Illinois. The symposium was sponsored by the Illinois Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Pariticipation (ILS-AMP) and the Center for STEM Education and Research (CSER). Both address the need to increase underrepresented minorities in STEM.
The Annual Symposium brings together researchers from more than 14 institutions in the state of Illinois, and provides a forum for students to share their experiences in undergraduate research. Research experiences broaden the training for students and prepares them for transfer and graduate institutions.
Professor Zoller held a presentation and discussion on the Nano Technology Revolution.
"Just as the steam gave rise to industrial revolution and computers and the internet gave rise to information revolution, various instruments such as the atomic force microscope have driven have done likewise for the nano technology. While the information revolution is fully articulated, the nanotechnology revolution is in its infancy.While the information revolution is fully articulated, the nanotechnology revolution is in its infancy. We viewed a video (Nanotechnology takes off) that explained the high hopes for transforming many unrelated areas and the potential economics implications. We also viewed a speculative video on possible profound effects on society (Can Nanotechnology Create Utopia?).
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Dr. Segun Tinubu (Mathematics)
Dr. Segun Tinubu received an M.S. degree in Engineering Mechanical design from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1976 and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1983. He was a member of the technical staff at Lucent Technologies for 17 years. He came to City Colleges of Chicago in 1982 teaching Algebra, Intermediate Algebra General Education Mathematics, and Calculus I and II. He taught for many years as an adjunct faculty at Olive-Harvey College and became a tenure-track faculty member in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department in January, 2011. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he became the Activity Director for the STEM Center for Teaching and Learning (STEM CTL) at Olive-Harvey College on October 1, 2011. He was on the PBI committee which helped to secure the two PBI grants from the Department of Education which helped to establish the Center. He was an ardent supporter and advocate for the STEM CTL and worked diligently in all of its activities until his health failed. He is dearly missed.