The Pathways Resource Center plans, hosts, publicizes, and participates in multiple events throughout the calendar year in order to advance the goals of the Illinois Pathways Initiative. Upcoming events, along with supporting materials, can be found here.

20150310_134825Seven Observations on how Education Leaders can Create Next Generation Learning Environments for College and Career Success

August 3, 2015 9:30 am-10:30am

Description: In this webinar by Pathways Resource Center, Dr. Richard Halverson, professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shared information and strategies that will be useful for educational leaders as they create innovative, next generation learning environments that facilitate college and career success for all students. Participation had opportunities for dialogue and to ask questions. Download the presentation slides.

This summer the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering STEM related talks, events, and webinars. For more details see below. 

Pollen Power! Summer Day Camp

Registration is open for the third Pollen Power summer day camp. The camp will take place at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology on July 6-10, 2015. Pollen Power is open to girls entering 6th-8th grade in the fall of 2015 and who have an interest in plants and the environment. For more information and to apply visit

Sara Haag . Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Accepting applications for FITKids 2015-2016 school year

FITKids is a research study looking at the link between exercise and nutrition with brain development and cognition in 8- and 9-year olds. We are currently scheduling pretesting sessions for children that qualify for the study. Participants will be paid for their time in the lab and will be eligible for the free afterschool program at CRCE. Application on the website.

Jeanine Bensken . Kinesiology & Community Health (Neurocognitive Kinesiology Lab)

WITIKids: hydration and cognition study

9 & 10 year olds needed for 3 visits (~2 hours/each) to the NCK lab in Freer Hall. Weekends available. Day 1: pencil/paper tests, exercise test, and a bone scan. Days 2 & 3: perform computer-based cognitive tasks after child changes water intake for the 4 days prior. Families will be compensated for time in the lab. Contact or 217-722-6515 for more information and eligibility

Jeanine Bensken . Kinesiology & Community Health

GeoJam – family math event

GeoJam is a free community math event hosted by pre-service mathematics teachers from the College of Education. Interact with these university students as you and your kids complete life-size puzzles, reasoning challenges, number games, geometric coloring, and lots of other activities suitable for all ages. The event is on May 14 from 5:45-8 p.m. at Champaign Central High School. Enter on Park St.Adam Roman Poetzel . Curriculum & Instruction

Seeking children (9-11 years old) to use a brain-computer interface

Want to control a computer with your brain? Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) systems translates natural brain activity into computer commands. We are seeking children 9 to 11 years old to participate in a short BCI study. Your child will use the BCI to make selections in an age-appropriate computer application. Children will be rewarded with a small gift of their choice.Jessica L Mullins . Brain-Computer Interface Lab

Summer Illinois Math Camp

SIM Camp is a free, week-long math camp in the Department of Mathematics for local high school students, from Aug. 3-7. It will introduce students to proofs and applications of math in algebraic topology and number theory. Students will also compete in daily math challenges for prizes. On Friday, students will also see how math relates to chemistry. Applications due June 1.Claire Merriman . Mathematics

Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS) Camp

Free summer camp for girls entering or leaving 7th grade. Registration is now open for three different camp tracks: Wearable Computing: June 15-19 or June 22-26 computing and the Arts: July 6-10 or July 13-17 Game Design: July 20-24 or July 27-31. All camps are a week long and run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Siebel Center. Registration is due May 1st.

Heather Zike . Computer Science

2015 Bonding With Chemistry: A day camp for girls

The camp, organized by the campus Women Chemists Committee, will be held on Saturdays — July 11 and 25 — from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on campus. Only one Saturday left: July 25. Aimed to give upcoming 6th to 8th grade girls the opportunity to play and learn about chemistry, the camp is designed and led by Illinois chemistry graduate students. Free registration. Sign up at:

Heather Robison, Michaela Carlson . ECI Women Chemists Committee, CBI, UIUC Dept. of Chemistry, ECI ACS

Middle school students needed for research on science education simulations

Middle school students (grades 6-8) are needed for a research study on gestures and computer simulations. Participants will discuss science concepts and interact with science simulations during a 1-hour interview. Each student will receive $10 in appreciation. For more information contact Polly Kroha ( or Robb Lindgren (robblind@illinois).

Polly A Kroha; Robb Lindgren . Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education

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