Teaching Opportunities for 1 Unit EXPLORE courses

The School of Interdisciplinary Science is hosting a special one-hour session on Monday (May 13th) at 7PM in GSB 101 to share information about a unique teaching opportunity. All attendees must register by completing a brief questionnaire via https://forms.gle/bj69uaMAZP1zEwNv8

The School is offering a series of short, pass/fail, one-unit, small enrollment courses under the theme and course code of EXPLORE, that are available to undergraduate students in the Faculties of Science, Humanities, and Social Sciences starting in the 2nd year of their respective degrees.The School is offering a series of short, pass/fail, one-unit, small enrollment courses under the theme and course code of EXPLORE, that are available to undergraduate students in the Faculties of Science, Humanities, and Social Sciences starting in the 2nd year of their respective degrees.

The purpose of the EXPLORE courses is to encourage students to take part in a unique learning experience in a small sized setting (roughly 10-20 students) that is outside of their core area of study so that they may develop additional skills and take intellectual risks keeping in mind that a pass/fail assessment will not have an impact on their cumulative GPA.

As learning may be most effective when students can connect their academic knowledge to the real world, the topics studied in each EXPLORE course must be of relevance and interest to today’s university student and outside of a traditional academic discipline.

Given the diversity in content across the EXPLORE courses, there is flexibility in structure, organization, and the timing for when each course is offered. Although all EXPLORE courses are expected to provide at least 12 hours of instruction with direct student contact, individual instructors may choose to deliver a course across one week or several, on weekends or evenings, with the number of meetings dependent on the design of each course.

Examples of previous course offerings include Grant Writing – Integrating Science, Sustainability, and Community; Electronics for the Rest of Us!; Scientific Computing; Improv’ing Science Communication; Space Mission Design; Kentucky Caving Field Trip; 3D Printing for the Rest of Us!; Egyptian Hieroglyphs; Mischief in the Harbour.

The EXPLORE courses are offered in the fall of 2019 and the winter of 2020. Interested applicants should apply via the MOSAIC portal http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers

see original article posted on the McMaster University Daily News.

CityLAB Deadline to apply: May 21, 2019

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Students: Apply for the Semester at CityLAB
Spend your Fall 2019 semester working with City staff on real-world challenges and earn 15 credits. Learning in the city, for the city. 

The CityLAB Semester courses are for passionate, motivated, and enthusiastic students who want to learn from the community, apply their studies to make change, and expand their personal and professional networks. Students in any faculty from McMaster or Redeemer are welcome to apply. We recommend that applicants speak with their academic advisors as soon as possible to see how they can incorporate the CityLAB courses into their program requirements.Learn more about CityLAB

Library Archives Special Collections Open House April 24

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Special Collections Open House: Explore scientific texts by Galileo, da Vinci, Newton and more: Explore scientific texts by Galileo, da Vinci, Newton and more. Wednesday, April 24, drop-in between 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections, Lower Level, Mills Library, McMaster University. 

From the writings of Aristotle and Galen to the 20th century skepticism of Popper, the history of science has been given shape by monumental achievements in writing. These books —Galileo’s Dialogue, Newton’s Opticks, Lavoisier’s Elements of Chemistry and many more — have served as milestones which changed the course of human affairs.Join us in the William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections for a first-hand look at these and many more iconic scientific texts from our extensive collection, dating from the 12th century to the present day.This event is free and open to the public.Register here for guaranteed entry.

LIFESCI Poster Presentations

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Life Sciences Experiential Forum is taking place Friday April 5, 2019 in Gilmour Hall Room 111 at 12:00 noon. Free lunch will be offered. Featuring Booths:

LIFESCI 3EP6: APPLIED PLACEMENT

LIFESCI 3RP3: RESEARCH PRACTICUM

LIFESCI 4C09/12: THESIS

INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES, PEER MENTORS, ACADEMIC ADVISOR, SCCE AND MORE....

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