Sustainability through Science

EPSCoR II, R-2 Events

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Aug. 5-6, 2019 - 3rd Annual LA-KY EPSCoR II, R-2 Project Conference, Lexington, Kentucky 

 

June 25, 2019 (Lexington) and June 27, 2019 (Louisville) – Dr. Tanya Dvorak will host a Teacher In-service Workshop Session as part of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Regional Teacher Workshops.

 

June 11 and 12, 2019 - Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference is a positive youth development event for 4-Hers to improve their personal development skills as well as gain content knowledge through six hour educational workshops. Dr. Tanya Dvorak, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, hosted a workshop introducing teens to fermentation with hands-on experiences/experiments and demonstrations of fermenting and distilling. Student workers Joseph Brock, summer intern with Dr. T. Dvorak for education and outreach, Jameson Hunter, student worker for Dr. Jian Shi, and Jeremy Kimbrough, summer intern working with Dr. Shi, assisted with the workshop.

 

April, 20, 2019 - Expanding Your Horizons Conference is for middle school girls and their parents/guardians to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st century challenges. We hosted a table on water beads/water polymers at the Opportunity Fair.

 

March 30, 2019 – Dr. Tanya Dvorak was an special guest at “A Celebration of Women in STEM Brunch,” in Commemoration of Women’s History Month, at Berea College, Berea, KY.

 

Feb. 23, 2019 – Engineers Day (E-Day) – A table was hosted on water beads/water polymers at E-Day in the UK College of Engineering, sponsored by Lexmark, with hands-on activities and displays for school-age children to be exposed to the diverse realm of engineering.

 

February 8 and 9, 2019 - Dr. Tanya Dvorak represented the EPSCoR II, R-2 project and Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering at the Kentucky Science Center Engineering Days event, teaching students and families about water beads/hydrogels. More than 1,600 people participated in the event during the two days. 

 

February 4, 2019 – Dr. Tanya Dvorak presented her research on piloting new biotechnology curriculum at the Southern Region American Association for Agricultural Educators in Birmingham, AL. 

 

January 17, 2019 -  Dr. Tanya Dvorak hosted a table to educate students about cornstarch polymers (peanuts) and uses of cornstarch for sustainability at the Veterans Park Elementary School STEM Night event. 

 

June 27, 2018 – Dr. Barbara Knutson, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, hosted a girls STEM workshop at UK. Summer STEM Outreach Education student interns, Madison Von Deylen and Daniel Lane, assisted with the workshop.

 

June 11 - 12, 2018 – Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference is a positive youth development event for 4-Hers to improve their personal development skills as well as gain content knowledge through six hour educational workshops. Drs. Tanya Dvorak, from the Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, and Dr. Lou Hirsch, from the Ag & Medical Biotechnology Program, hosted a workshop introducing teens to biotechnology.  
 

April 21, 2018 – Expanding Your Horizons Conference is for girls in middle school and their parents/guardians to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st century challenges. We hosted a table on plant defense mechanisms and students created their own scratch 'n sniff cards! 

March 22-24 2018 2018 Annual NSF EPSCoR II, R-2 Project Conference on Lignin and Biomass Processing

Location:  Southern University & Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Registration:  Information will be emailed soon.

The Graduate Student Call for Posters is currently open. The Call will close on March 16, 2018 at Midnight Central Standard Time. Submit your poster information to Shivani Pandya (spandy3@lsu.edu).

If you have questions about the Conference, please contact Shivani Pandya (spandy3@lsu.edu) or Tanya Dvorak (tanya.franke-dvorak@uky.edu).

Tentative Travel Agenda

 

February 24, 2018Engineers Day (E-Day) is an open house showcase of the UK College of Engineering, sponsored by Lexmark, with hands-on activities and displays for school-age children to be exposed to the diverse realm of engineering. Join us in the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) room for fun activities and snacks!

November 9, 2017 – Dunbar High School Annual STEM Fair at the school library. Our table on plant defense mechanisms was set up for youth to create scratch ‘n sniff cards and to learn about opportunities in the Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Department at UK.

April 29, 2017 – Come to the Expanding Your Horizons Conference to see our table on plant defense mechanisms and to create your own scratch 'n sniff card! This conference is for girls in middle school and their parents/ guardians to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st century challenges.

Expanding Your Horizons Conference – This conference was for girls in middle school and their parents/guardians to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st century challenges. Check out our table on plant defense mechanisms (below) where youth created scratch 'n sniff cards.

February 25, 2017 - Engineers Day (E-Day) is an open house showcase of the UK College of Engineering, sponsored by Lexmark, with hands-on activities and displays for school-age children to be exposed to the diverse realm of engineering. Check out our table on plant defense mechanisms (below) where youth created scratch ‘n sniff cards and interacted with BAE Department students, faculty and staff.