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The Role Of Knowledge And Noticing In Teacher Decision Making, Darl Rassi Apr 2019

The Role Of Knowledge And Noticing In Teacher Decision Making, Darl Rassi

Scholar Week 2016 - present

In this study, we examined the role that teacher knowledge and noticing played in the decision-making process of two in-service mathematics teachers. Differences between the two teachers and implications for the field will be presented.


Halloween House, Madison Flesch, Nick Bonde Apr 2018

Halloween House, Madison Flesch, Nick Bonde

Community Engagement Celebration Day

Since 2007, the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society at the University of Northern Iowa has organized a community outreach program called Halloween House. What started out as a one-room chemistry demonstration show 11 years ago, has now evolved into a huge event in collaboration with other STEM clubs on campus. The event brought in between 800-1000 community members, mainly elementary aged-students, last fall. The collaboration amongst different STEM clubs in physics, biology, earth science, and chemistry allows students to have an interdisciplinary experience, exploring all of the sciences and seeing how they all connect. The Halloween House activities ...


Strategies For Improving Stem Education; Pathways To Institutional Transformation, Myles Boylan Mar 2018

Strategies For Improving Stem Education; Pathways To Institutional Transformation, Myles Boylan

Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching & Learning Conference

Presenter will provide


Biology Education Through Video Games: How Meta!Blast Works, Jack Potter Apr 2017

Biology Education Through Video Games: How Meta!Blast Works, Jack Potter

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

Metablast (stylized Meta!Blast) is a three dimensional exploration game that functions as an educational tool appropriate for high school and collegiate students. The premise of the game is simple: the player shrinks down to microscopic size and explores plants on a minuscule scale. The size of the player varies with each level, allowing the user to walk around the surface of a leaf, explore the interior of the nucleus, and do everything in between. The game runs on the Unity game engine, relying heavily on custom C# scripts for core functionality. One of the central components of the game ...


Engineers Of Tomorrow, Jilliane Brinkman Apr 2017

Engineers Of Tomorrow, Jilliane Brinkman

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

To address the critical issues of U.S. competitiveness and to better prepare the workforce, A Framework for K-12 Science Education calls for new approaches to K-12 science education that will attract students' interest and provide them with the necessary foundational knowledge in scientific fields (Quinn, n.d.). Responding to this call, we report on an intervention we co-designed and implemented to develop interest in industrial engineering topics, particularly optimization among elementary school students. Our design follows arguments made in the K-12 literature regarding the benefits of introducing engineering concepts at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. Our inductive insights ...


Effects Of Inquiry Based Learning On An Undergraduate Precalculus Course, Jessica Wilson Mar 2017

Effects Of Inquiry Based Learning On An Undergraduate Precalculus Course, Jessica Wilson

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

MATH 1340 has a history of high DFW rates. This is true not just at UNO but nationally as well. An Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) approach to teaching this course could be a possible solution. In the fall 2016 semester I assisted Dr. Matthews with a MATH 1340 course. This class focused on problem solving in groups with little lecture time and many student presentations. To compare our class to the traditionally taught precalculus class we gave a pretest and posttest to both sections. After performing a two sample t-test on the data we found that students in the IBL ...


High-Altitude Ballooning In 3rd Grade, Emily L. Mathews, Brianna Marszalek, Bernhard Beck-Winchatz Aug 2016

High-Altitude Ballooning In 3rd Grade, Emily L. Mathews, Brianna Marszalek, Bernhard Beck-Winchatz

2017 Academic High Altitude Conference

In this poster presentation we report on a high altitude balloon project conducted with third-graders from Gower West Elementary School in Willowbrook, IL in spring 2016. In the weeks before the launch students used a vacuum jar to investigate the effects of pressure changes on different objects, substances and sounds in the classroom and conducted pressure, temperature and wind measurements inside and outside of their school using Vernier probeware. To learn how to use the balloon tracking equipment and how to fill a balloon and prepare it for launch, students simulated a flight with a tethered balloon outside of their ...


Raise Your Cards - A Look At Plickers In An Adult Learning Environment, Megan Taylor Aug 2016

Raise Your Cards - A Look At Plickers In An Adult Learning Environment, Megan Taylor

SIDLIT Conference

At SIDLIT 2015, the session on the free Plickers polling system dazzled many of us. Members of the National Weather Service Training Center immediately began integrating this tool into their classes. In this session, we will review our successful integration of Plickers. We will also examine the results of using this technique with adult learners with a predominately introverted, scientific mindset. This session will also include information about what has and has not worked. Are you unfamiliar with Plickers? No worries, we will do a quick overview of this tool at the beginning of the presentation.


Engaging The General Public With High Altitude Ballooning, Kendra J. Sibbernsen Jun 2016

Engaging The General Public With High Altitude Ballooning, Kendra J. Sibbernsen

2017 Academic High Altitude Conference

The interest and excitement involved in performing a high altitude balloon (HAB) flight can be used to spark interest in science and engineering among members of the general public. High profile launches can highlight a ballooning program, recruit students, gain supporters, inspire children, and can disseminate scientific information to a broad range of citizens who might not otherwise have access. Using a recent HAB flight to commemorate the Grand Opening of the Do Space in Omaha, NE as an example, anecdotes and suggestions will be given on how to engage a large number of observers and how to effectively use ...


The Southwest Minnesota Ballooning Collaboration, Paul Seifert, Ken Murphy Jun 2016

The Southwest Minnesota Ballooning Collaboration, Paul Seifert, Ken Murphy

2017 Academic High Altitude Conference

Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) and Minnesota West Community and Technical College (MN West) are starting a collaboration project involving high-altitude ballooning. This partnership will bring together two different populations of students: those attending a four-year university and those at a two-year community college. The initial goals of the program are modest, involving several students from each institution to plan and conduct some simple flights with basic sensor packages as proof-of-concept. It is hoped the collaboration will strengthen ties between the two institutions and give STEM students a chance to participate in a hands-on technical project that will deepen their ...


Stem Education Research: Useful Ideas For College Instructors Using Ballooning, Stacy A. Wenzel Jun 2015

Stem Education Research: Useful Ideas For College Instructors Using Ballooning, Stacy A. Wenzel

2017 Academic High Altitude Conference

Stratospheric ballooning is a tool of enormous promise to help STEM college faculty foster highly engaged learning of science for a wide range of students at a wide range of institutions. High altitude ballooning offers a platform for investigating science and engineering across many fields. Ballooning has been used in courses and experiences for not just undergraduate science majors, but also all undergraduates—including future teachers who, in turn, are the key to improving K-12 science education. Technological advances are lowering the cost of and expertise levels required to make launches and analyze data.

Ballooning offers a context within which ...


At The Edges Of Performance, New Media, And World Affairs, Robert Swedberg, Alan Macvey, Christopher Merrill, Leslie Finken Nov 2014

At The Edges Of Performance, New Media, And World Affairs, Robert Swedberg, Alan Macvey, Christopher Merrill, Leslie Finken

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

These presentations explore how technology has and can impact theatre and performing arts initiatives, from Green Opera at the University of Michigan--a collaborative result of the departments of Physics, Environmental Science, and Engineering with the School of Theatre, Music and Dance; to Book Wings at the University of Iowa--a groundbreaking collaborative theatre initiative that uses the latest media technologies to bring together actors, writers, directors, translators, and stage spaces across the world to produce one unified theatre experience.


Session E-1: Hiding In Plain Sight, Micah Fogel Mar 2013

Session E-1: Hiding In Plain Sight, Micah Fogel

Professional Learning Day

Were the plays of William Shakespeare really written by Francis Bacon, who left a coded signature in plain sight? Can spies send messages without using codes and without getting caught? Steganography is the art of hiding messages in plain sight but in a way so that only those in on the secret can find them. We'll learn a few tricks about how to hide messages in pieces of text or sound and image files on a computer.