Events

In order to safely host you on our campus, we will be adhering to the following COVID-19 Protocols

  • COVID-19 Vaccinations will be strongly encouraged for all personnel and participants
  • Masks will be required at all times (except eating)
  • Physical distancing of 3′ (as directed by University Policy)
  • Individual equipment and tools when possible
  • Sanitization available and required after the use of shared surfaces

*we will update policies as we receive guidance from the university

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July 6, 2021
Mandatory Informational  Seminar for Joule Buddies & Joule Fellows

Lab Safety Awareness Training (Time:  TBD)

July 22, 2021
Workshop-
Teach Engineering
(Rm: TBA Time:  12:00 PM- 2:00 PM)
Description: Smart materials and structures: from soft robots to flexible electronics
Dr. Xueju “Sophie” Wang’s research focuses on advanced materials, mechanics, and functional structures for applications from energy storage to flexible electronics. More specifically, her research group works on stimuli-responsive materials that can change their shapes and therefore functionalities upon external stimuli (light, temperature, etc.) for applications including soft robotics and artificial muscles. In addition, her group also works on developing soft, flexible electronics for health monitoring and disease treatment like diabetic foot ulcers.

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July 1, 2019
Mandatory Informational  seminar for Joule Buddies

Lab Safety Awareness Training (Time:  10:30 AM- 11:30 AM)

July 3, 2019
Workshop*
-Teach Engineering
(Rm: Castleman 204 Time:  12:00 PM- 2:00 PM)
Description: Learn  how to use Teach Engineering Software more efficiently for lesson plan submission

July 11, 2019
Workshop*
– Lesson Plan Development with CETL
(Rm: Castleman 204 Time:  12:00 PM- 2:00 PM)
Description:

July 15, 2019 – July 19, 2019
da Vinci Program

July 25, 2019
Workshop
– Video Making Tutorial
(Rm: Castleman Computer Lab  Time:  10:30 AM- 11:30 AM)
Description:

Workshop* –  Presentation with Connie Syharat – Neurodiversity 101
(Rm: Castleman 204 Time:  12:00 PM- 2:00 PM)
Description: Currently, cognitive differences are generally seen as a disorder, a deficiency, or a dysfunction. What happens when differently wired brains are seen through a lens of diversity? In this workshop, we’ll discuss how a strengths-based educational environment can help our neurodiverse students thrive. This discussion will center primarily around the research conducted by Dr. Arash Esmaili Zaghi through his National Science Foundation-funded project,CAREER:Promoting Engineering Innovation Through Increased Neurodiversity by Encouraging the Participation of Students with ADHD.

July 26, 2019
Field Trip: Cassidy Hill Vineyard (Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
Description: Tour of the facility with an emphasis on the microbiology and scientific processes that are utilized to make wine.

July 30, 2019
Field Trip: Joule Fellows Visit UConn Spring Valley Student Farm with Richard Parnas
(Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00PM )
Description: The Spring Valley Student Farm is a living laboratory exploring agricultural, energy, environmental and social aspects of sustainable food systems. Joule Fellows will be introduced to several ongoing projects at the farm to highlight important concepts in sustainable food systems, such as building soil health through organic farming practices, aquaculture for efficient production of leafy vegetables, solar thermally heated greenhouse, solar PV powered farm buildings, air quality sampling, and other projects. The Rural Semester educational curriculum being introduced to UCONN students uses these projects, along with internships at local food banks and other local institutions, to demonstrate the symbiosis between social justice and sustainable food systems.

August 1, 2019
Workshop: Lesson Plan Wrap Up
(Rm: Castleman 204 Time:  11:00 PM- 12:00 PM)

REU Poster Symposium
(Rm: IPB Lobby Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM)

August 8, 2019
Final Group Meeting

August 9, 2019
Joule Fellows Final Presentations- Lesson Plans, Classroom module and Movie “How I Spent My Summer” (Rm: Castleman 204)

March 12, 2020
Joule Fellows Reunion (Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Rm: Castleman 201)

*Lunch is provided


 

July 9, 2018
Mandatory Informational  seminar for Joule Buddies

July 9, 2018 – July 13, 2018
da Vinci Program

July 16, 2018
Lab Safety Awareness Training (Time:  9:00 AM- 11:00 AM)

Workshop*-Teach Engineering Training with Dua Naim
(Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00PM Rm: Castleman 204)
Description:
Learn  how to use Teach Engineering Software more efficiently for lesson plan submission

July 19, 2018
Field Trip: Joule Fellows Visit UConn Spring Valley Student Farm with Richard Parnas
(Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00PM )
Description: The Spring Valley Student Farm is a living laboratory exploring agricultural, energy, environmental and social aspects of sustainable food systems. Joule Fellows will be introduced to several ongoing projects at the farm to highlight important concepts in sustainable food systems, such as building soil health through organic farming practices, aquaculture for efficient production of leafy vegetables, solar thermally heated greenhouse, solar PV powered farm buildings, air quality sampling, and other projects. The Rural Semester educational curriculum being introduced to UCONN students uses these projects, along with internships at local food banks and other local institutions, to demonstrate the symbiosis between social justice and sustainable food systems.

July 26, 2018
Field Trip: Tour of Tom Hooker Brewery (Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Description: Tour of the facility with an emphasis on the microbiology and scientific processes that are utilized to brew beer.

July 30, 2018
Campus and Industry Tour-
Quinebaug Valley Community College and Whitcraft  (Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

August 2, 2018
Workshop*-Final Presentation Expectations
(Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00PM Rm: Rowe 132)
Description: Cover any questions and concerns regarding the expectations of the final presentations and program

Workshop– Travel Reimbursement
(Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00PM Rm: Castleman 117)
Description: Complete necessary documents to process travel reimbursement. Net IDs required.

August 9, 2018
Workshop*– with Sarira Motaref
(Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00PM Rm: Castleman 204)
Description:

August 16, 2018
Joule Fellows Final Presentations- Lesson Plans, Classroom module and Movie “How I Spent My Summer” (Rm: Castleman 204)

March 13, 2019
Joule Fellows Reunion (Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Rm: Castleman 201)

*Lunch is provided


Spring 2018 – Joule Fellows Reunion: March 13, 2019 5:00-7:00PM Location TBD


Summer of 2017

June 22, 2017
Mandatory Informational seminar for Joule Buddies

July 5, 2017
Joule Fellows Program Starts
Orientation in Student Union Ballroom (Time: 9:30 AM-1:30 PM Rm: 304A)

July 6, 2017
Lab Safety Awareness Training (Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM)

Video Making Workshop (Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM Rm: Castleman 204)

July 10, 2017-July 14, 2017
da Vinci Program

July 18, 2017
Campus and Industry Tour
Quinebaug Valley Community College and Whitcraft  (Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Workshop*-Learning Science and Its Application to STEM Education: A Higher Education Perspective with Tom Van Hoof
(Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00PM Rm: Castleman 204)
Description: Learning science is an emerging, interdisciplinary field that concerns itself with what happens in the brain when people learn and remember.  This presentation will provide an overview of important steps in learning and offer practical strategies for teaching and learning in the context of higher education STEM disciplines.

July 20, 2017
Workshop
– Creativity in the Field of Engineering with Arash Zaghi (Time: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Rm: Castleman 204)

July 27, 2017
Workshop
– Ethics in Engineering with Dr. Daniel Burkey (Time: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Rm: Castleman 204)
Description: How engineering students develop their professional ethics as part of their educational process, how ethics are typically taught at the collegiate level, addresses some of the shortcomings of the current models, and how we might address these in creative ways.

Workshop*- Cyber Security with Mohammad Khan  (Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Rm: Castleman 204)
Description: Usable security researchers have long been interested in what users do to keep their devices and data safe and how that compares to recommendations. Additionally, experts have long debated and studied the psychological underpinnings and motivations for users to do what they do, especially when such behavior is seen as risky, at least to experts. This talk will survey our work on users’ motivation behind their online decisions and will discuss the key gaps in perception between those who follow common security advice (i.e., update software, use a password manager, use 2FA, change passwords) and those who do not. Finally, findings from one of our recent studies that investigated the effectiveness of informational videos that are designed to provide information about two-step verification (i.e., 2FA) and improve users’ adoption rate of 2FA will be presented.

July 28, 2017
Tour of Tom Hooker Brewery (Time: 3:00 PM)
Description: Tour of the facility with an emphasis on the microbiology and scientific processes that are utilized to brew beer.

August 3, 2017
Workshop-Keep your Lessons off the Chopping Block with David Gamliel (Time: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Rm: Castleman 204)
Description: This interactive lesson plan-building exercise will help lay the groundwork for writing the lessons that will be taken home from UConn, in a fun and easy-to-understand manner. We will start with the demo of making ice cream using liquid N2. Then, we will group everybody into teams, and compete against one another to write lesson plans about it.

Lunch Discussion*  (Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Rm: Castleman 204)

August 11, 2017
Joule Fellows Final Presentations- Lesson Plans, Classroom module and Movie “How I Spent My Summer” (Rm: Castleman 204)

March 14, 2018
Joule Fellows Reunion (Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Rm: Castleman 201)

 

 

*Lunch is provided


Summer 2016

June 23: Informational seminar for Joule buddies
July 5: Joule Fellows Program starts and research begins in the lab
July 6: Lab Safety Awareness Training
Pharmacy/Biology Building (PBB) Room 131; from 9:30-11:30
July 11: Da Vinci Starts
July 15: Da Vinci project ends
July 18: Workshop #1:Hands-on 3D Printing– Dr. Xu Chen and Mr. Adam Wentworth
UTEB, Room 175; from 9-12:45 PM
July 27: Workshop #2: Planning on Collaboration–David Gamliel, NSF GK-12 Fellow
Laurel Hall, Room 206; from 2:30-4PM
July 29: 2pm- Thomas Hooker Brewery- Bloomfield, CT
August 3: Workshop #3: Introduction to Strengths Mindset– Justin Birtwell, Gallup Certified Strengths Coach
Laurel Hall, Room 206; from 1:30-4 PM
August 10: Workshop #4: OpenFOAM for beginners– Dr. Xinyu Zhao, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Laurel Hall, Room 206; from 2:30-4PM
August 11: Joule Fellows Presentations: Lesson Plans, classroom module and Movie “How I Spent My Summer”
Castleman, Room 204
August 12: Last day of program, finishing up presentation, submitting lesson plans and movies

Spring 2017 – Joule Fellows Reunion, Location and Time TBD