Presenting IDEA @ Engineers for a Sustainable World Conference
On April 10-13 Liz Cox, Director of RISE, and four engineering students traveled to Northwestern University in Evanston, IL to present the IDEA class and its sustainability projects at the national conference of Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW). In addition to meeting university student chapters of ESW, the students (Matt Atherton, Terra Duhnam, Tim Egnoski and Anthony Torres) met with social entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and toured the engineering and design buildings at Northwestern. The RRCC ESW student chapter is one of only two community college chapters of ESW.
The Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) student group, the IDEA class and RISE are the proud recipients of the City of Lakewood’s 2014 Sustainability Award for the aquaponics system that is now used by the science department as a hands-on research lab. Technology club president Rita Erikson nominated the group for the award. President Haney, RISE Director Liz Cox and the engineering students received the award from Mayor Bob Murphy on April 28.
Design-thinking for STEM educators
RISE sponsored a STEM student and faculty workshop on May 2. At the workshop, 17 STEM faculty and 6 students used design-thinking to engage on the following challenge: How can we enable more student success in STEM at RRCC? The workshop organizers (Liz Cox, Paige Cudworth, Brandon English, Julie Schneider and Delia Ochoa) led the group through brainstorming and ideation to come up with new ideas that can be either be implemented now or developed into proposals.
Innovating across institutions
RISE Faculty Fellows Program: Collaboration among educators from Jeffco K-12, Red Rocks Community College, and Colorado School of Mines
Integrating STEM and Sustainability
Red Rocks Community College, Jeffco and Colorado School of Mines teachers and students building a Sustainability and STEM Education Center.