Illinois State’s Solar Car Team is taking to the road for the American Solar Challenge (ASC), a multi-day, 1,700-mile cross-country road race across North America
Open to teams from around the world, the ASC is an annual competition for college students to design, build and race solar-powered cars. This year’s event will stretch from Austin, Texas, to St. Paul, Minnesota. Faculty and staff can follow the progress of the team with daily posts on their Facebook page.
Assistant Professor of History Kathryn Jasper and Assistant Professor of Art History Lea Cline are currently leading a study abroad program this summer in Orvieto, Italy. Students from both the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Fine Arts are spending four weeks in Italy learning about Italian language, culture, art, and history. Read the rest of this entry »
A father-daughter team returned recently from nearly three weeks in Indonesia where they lectured, consulted, held seminars, and conducted workshops – all related to the teaching of high school physics. The goal of their work is the improvement of teacher preparation and science teaching at the secondary level. Representing the Redbirds were Dr. Carl Wenning and Rebecca Wenning Vieyra. Read the rest of this entry »
Called The Great War or “the war to end all wars” – at least until World War II some 30 years later – the first World War redrew the globe’s maps, toppled empires and ushered in new technology that would be used for good and for ill during the next century.
This summer marks the 100th anniversary of World War I. Professor of History Ross Kennedy takes a look at the tinder of Europe that led to that fatal spark of war, and the newer theories about the coming of World War I. (No, it was not all Germany’s fault.) Read the rest of this entry »
Illinois State University received a $450,000 grant to train K-12 teachers through the University’s Smart Grid for Schools program, which offers schools an opportunity to learn about the smart grid technology being rolled out by investor-owned utilities throughout Illinois. Read the rest of this entry »
August 29 – Department/School Nominations for Fisher Thesis Award due to CAS office.
September 9 - Dean’s Fall Address. Old Main Room, Bone Student Center, 3:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.
September 12 - Department/School Nominations for Outstanding College Researcher, Research Initiative, and Outstanding University Researcher due to CAS office.