February 16, 2016
The University of Illinois invites you to attend the Public Engagement Colloquium, a series about sharing best practices in public engagement among the campus community. Dr. Jerrod Henderson, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering lecturer, will discuss the St. Elmo Brady STEM Academy, created to expose underrepresented fourth and fifth grade boys to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The talk is at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Illini Union, Illini Room B.
Brady Academy participants are engaged in hands-on STEM experiments and encouraged to learn through inquiry. They learn about STEM pioneers and inventors through weekly videos and exploration activities. They also interact with underrepresented University of Illinois graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and staff to complete experiments. Lastly, fathers, male relatives, or mentors attend a session and conduct experiments alongside participants.
Presenters at Wednesday’s colloquium, sponsored by the Office of Public Engagement, are invited based on demonstration of exceptional success in developing and delivering public engagement programming that creates new knowledge, contributes to solving critical societal issues, furthers the teaching and research mission of the campus, and strengthens our ties with external partners.
Limited seating available. Lunch provided to attendees. Register.