Mini-Courses

This is a list of all currently scheduled mini-courses and their host locations. Some information on this page may not be 100% up-to-date; see the Google Calendar for the most current information. If you would like to host a location, please indicate that when you register, or contact site coordinator Iva Jean Tennant directly.

Renewable Energy and Fuel Cells

Dates/Times: Thursdays 10/26, 11/2, 11/9 – 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Viewing locations and hosts (contact Iva Jean if you’d like to host a location)

  • Ithaca High School (Deb Lynn/Kate Gefell)
  • Corning High School (Sue Seip)
  • Waverly High School (Elizabeth Roe)
  • Sidney High School (Rich Townsend)
  • Campbell-Savona (Chrissy Palermo)
  • Union-Endicott (Terre Trupp/Deb Daugherty)
  • Bath (Jan St. Pierre)

Presenter: Dr. Harry Efstahiadis, Associate Professor of Nanoengineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Course Description: This mini-course will provide background on theoretical and practical aspects of alternate sources of electricity. The main area of concentration will be fuel cells. The advantages and challenges of using hydrogen as an energy source will be explored. Major topics will include the thermodynamics of fuel cell operation and challenges in fabricating and maintaining fuel cells. Professor Efstathiadis has developed research projects at the College of Nanoscience and Engineering of SUNY Polytechnic in several areas of alternative energy production, including photovoltaics, fuel cells, thermoelectric devices and the associated techniques for device fabrication, such as thin film deposition and characterization.

Registration: Two registrations needed: complete this form to register locally with Iva Jean, and complete this form to register with the central program.


Beyond Bar Graphs: Data Visualization Analysis and Creation

Dates/Times: Wednesdays 11/15, 12/6, 12/20 – 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Viewing locations and hosts (contact Iva Jean if you’d like to host a location)

  • Ithaca High School (Benjamin Kirk)
  • Maine Endwell (Karin Mann)
  • Corning-Painted Post High School (Renee and Kristen)
  • Hornell High School (Jordan Titus)

Presenters: Mona Chalabi (Data Editor of Guardian US) and Ellie Vierling (MƒA Master Teacher, Telecommunication Arts and Technology High School)

Course Description: This mini-course is designed to make you flip your axis, check your assumptions, and question correlations all the while pushing ourselves and our students to visualize data creatively. Join data journalist Mona Chalabi and high school statistics teacher Ellie Vierling as we allow the numbers to inspire the art. We will discuss process,
propaganda, and p-value and have lots of fun with colored pencils along the way.

Registration: Two registrations needed: complete this form to register locally with Iva Jean, and complete this form to register with the central program.

 

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