Science and Technology Week celebrates advancements in the field of science and technology, as well as the hardworking, dedicated students and professionals who make those advancements possible. Past keynote speakers include television personality Bill Nye, theoretical physicist Brian Greene and more. Science and Technology Week presentations are free and open to the public.
The College of Applied Science & Technology, along with Illinois State University was proud to host Robert Ballard on April 17, 2007.
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Details: Monday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Quad
Numerous exhibitors will be available. Learn more about what you can do. Hybrid automobiles will also be displayed. At 12:00 p.m. President Bowman will speak about the importance of Earth Day and the commitment of Illinois State University to environmental sustainability.
Earth Day is sponsored by the Student Environmental Health Association and the Environmental Health Program in the Department of Health Sciences
Details: Monday, April 16, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. - Turner Hall 115
Details: Monday, April 16, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. - Circus Room, Bone Student Center
Speaker: Joaquin A. Vila-Ruiz, Ph.D. Professor, School of Information Technology
Emerging technologies that track the location of mobile devices have enabled a variety of location-based services. Typical services include immediate location of persons in emergencies, tracking fleets of delivery vehicles and private automobiles, and location of sensitive billing.
Co-sponsored by the School of Information Technology.
Details: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. - Milner Library
This presentation will be introduced by Dr. Cheryl Elzy, Dean of Libraries followed by Q & A with the audience.
Details: Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. - Braden Auditorium, Bone Student Center
Speaker: Dr. Robert Ballard
This lecture is open to the general public including local community, students and faculty. There will be a forty-five minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q & A from the College faculty and audience.
In 1989, Dr. Ballard created the JASON Project, an educational program designed to inspire in students a lifelong passion to pursue learning in science, math and technology through exploration and discovery. Ballard would later develop telecommunications technology to create "telepresence" for his JASON Project, which today allows hundreds of thousands of school children to accompany him from afar on undersea explorations around the globe. Dr. Robert D. Ballard is President of the Institute for Exploration at Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut and Director of the Institute for Archaeological Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography. He is best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic. Ballard is developing a joint M.A./Ph.D. program in the new field of archaeological oceanography at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography. He is a member of the NOAA Science Advisory Board and serves as one of 16 commissioners on the President's Commission on Ocean Policy.
Co-sponsored by Extended University, Milner Library, ISU Credit Union and Alice and Fannie Fell Trust.
Details: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. - Old Main, Bone Student Center
Speaker: Dr. Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is inarguably the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. She has been featured on major television programs, such as "ABC's Primetime Live," the "Today Show", "Larry King Live", "48 Hours" and "20/20" and written up in national publications, such as Time magazine, People magazine, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and New York Times. Among numerous other recognitions by media, Bravo Cable did a half-hour show on her life, and she was one of the "challenged" people featured in the best-selling book, Anthropologist from Mars.
She obtained her B.A. at Frankin Pierce College and her M.S. in Animal Science at Arizona State University. Dr. Grandin received her Ph.D in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1989. Today she teaches courses on livestock behavior and facility design at Colorado State University and consults with the livestock industry on facility design, livestock handling, and animal welfare. She is the author of Thinking in Pictures, Livestock Handling and Transport, and Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals. Her book, Animals in Translation, was a New York Times best seller.
Co-sponsored by the Departments of Agriculture and Health Sciences and the Student Environmental Health Association.
Details: Thursday, April 19 at 2:30 p.m. - Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center
Join your CAST colleagues for fellowship and to share the year's accomplishments.
Details: Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. - Old Main, Bone Student Center
Speaker: Colonel Richard B. Jenkins, Commander, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
Colonel Rick Jenkins, Commander of the Engineer Research and Development Center describes how the US Army Corps of Engineer Laboratory develops innovative solutions to infrastructure, environmental, water resources and disaster operations. The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is one of the most diverse engineering and scientific research organizations in the world. Formed to serve the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers vast array of military and civil works missions, ERDC addresses R&D in four major areas: Environmental Quality/Installations, Military Engineering, Civil Works and Geospatial Research and Engineering.
The ERDC consists of seven laboratories in four unique locations and a staff of more than 2,000 engineers, scientists and support personnel, with an annual research program of more than $700 million. ERDC hosts unique facilities such as one of four DOD supercomputers, large-scale blast facilities, ice engineering facilities, world's most powerful centrifuge, and physical models of river and coastal projects. ERDC supports the war fighter through advances in terrorist-threat protection, force protection, mobility and TeleEngineering.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Military Sciences.