Data Science for Children: 10 Fun Tips to Get Started | Create & Learn

Lecturer Lauren Mauel (Education) has 10 fun tips to get children started in Data Science. “Data science for children can be intriguing, game-based, and fun! In our ever-changing world, data science is all around us. We can use data to predict trends in clothing, dining, or the weather.Since data is all about patterns, it is very important that we begin to teach young people how to analyze information. Because data science is vital to today’s economy, we are going to discuss how you can get your children involved in data science in a non-threatening way.This post will not only assist you to incorporate data science into your child’s daily routine, but also it will dismantle the stigma that analytics is merely for brilliant computer science majors. Everyone can learn about data and how to utilize the power of data for good.”

Source: Data Science for Children: 10 Fun Tips to Get Started | Create & Learn

Board of Regents recognizes UW-Green Bay for first-generation success

The Board of Regents recognized UW-Green Bay today. You can see the entire summary, and read the recognition here:

“UW-Green Bay’s receipt of the First Generation Forward designation from the Center for First-Generation Student Success, which recognizes higher education institutions that have demonstrated commitment to improving the experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students. Thirty-four percent of UW-Green Bay undergraduates are first-generation. UW-Green Bay is the first UW System university to earn the designation.”

March’s Inclusive Reads and Conversations W/ UWGB Libraries

Mark your calendar! March’s Inclusive Reads and Conversations with UWGB Libraries program will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, March 31st from 12:15pm to 1:00pm. If you are interested in attending, register here and receive an Outlook calendar invitation for the event with a link to the meeting. If you are interested but can’t attend the session, you can still sign up to receive a recording of the session after.

What does it mean to be a “citizen”? What does it mean to be a “foreigner”? What is “your” country when you are the child of immigrant parents? Mario Jiménez Chacón and Cristina Ortiz Ceberio invite you to an open dialogue around these and other questions as presented in the New Yorker article, “Waking Up from the American Dream” by Latinx writer, Karla Cornejo-Villavicencio.

*Note: The name of the article in the database was changed to “Bad Dream,” but it is the same article from the original New Yorker publication titled “Waking Up from the American Dream.”

Campus Master Plan update

The Campus Master Plan has gone through the initial focus group interviews with campus and community users. During the architect’s time spent assessing the information, it has been determined by the members of the core design team that we need to complete a campus space utilization study of all academic spaces before continuing to develop more of the master plan document. This space utilization study has been initiated with UW System and Department of Facilities Development for approval with campus funding the project. We are expecting this portion of the project to begin in late April or early May and it will continue into the fall semester. In conjunction with the campus space utilization study, the University Union and Health Sciences pre-design studies will conclude around the same time in the fall semester. All three projects will be incorporated into the Campus Master Plan document and the process will continue to meet with campus and community focus groups in order to finalize the last steps of the project. Our goal is to finish the Campus Master Plan by the end of the fall semester.

As this process continues to evolve, please see any updates on the Facilities Planning and Management web page for more information. 2020 Master Plan – Planning Processes & Timelines – Facilities Planning & Management – UW-Green Bay (uwgb.edu)

 

Rise and Fall of the Human Capital Myth w/ Prof. Shelton

The Rise and Fall of the Human Capital Myth with Professor Jon Shelton (Democracy & Justice Studies) is part of the No Reservations CAHSS speakers series. This talk will explain our current political divisions by examining how Americans’ conception of opportunity has changed over time. This event is streaming Live on March 23, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. on the Weidner Center Youtube Channel.

UW-Green Bay featured as partner in Ducks Unlimited video

Ducks Unlimited has a focus on Green Bay and UW-Green Bay as a partner. Lower Green Bay is a hub of conservation activity. Coastal wetland projects ring the big water, but a partnership is also working to improve conditions on the bay itself. Wild rice is a historic food source for waterfowl, and Ducks Unlimited and several other organizations are trying innovative methods to re-establish this vegetation in Green Bay.

Watch the full Ducks Unlimited youtube video!

UW-Green Bay Receives First-Gen Forward Designation

The First-gen Forward Designation recognizes institutions of higher education that have demonstrated a commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students.

At UW-Green Bay, 34.2% (2,356) undergraduate students and 11.2% (51) graduate students are recognized as first-generation students—the first in their families to pursue a college degree.

Source: UW-Green Bay Receives First-Gen Forward Designation | Seehafer News

Please participate in survey of inventory of boards, committees and workgroups

The Chancellor’s Office and University Advancement are looking to create a comprehensive list of EXTERNAL boards that our UW-Green Bay faculty and staff currently serve on. The purpose of the list is twofold: 1) to explore connections to organizations we want to better support as a University and 2) to discover potential opportunities for additional board participation. **NOTE: This is meant to collect EXTERNAL non-University affiliated board, committee and workgroup participation only. Please take the survey.

Faculty note: Prof. Chandna among experts on current job market trends with a focus on sustainability

UW-Green Bay’s Associate Professor Vallari Chandna (Marketing and Management) was among those interviewed and was asked to comment on graduates interested in sustainability jobs. Among other things she also mentions, “for all job seekers, certifications are an important way to indicate your interests and show your desire and propensity to “upskill.” Additionally, sustainability graduates’ experience with grant-writing and any major endeavors or projects that are communication-related, is a plus.“ Read the full article including her comments on Zippia’s website.

Celebrity chef Alton Brown is coming back to Weidner Center to whip up some ‘Beyond the Eats’ fun

Food Network star, celebrity chef and food scientist Alton Brown is hitting the road this fall with his “Alton Brown Live: Beyond the Eats” tour and will be whipping up some fun at the Weidner Center at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Green Bay is the second stop on a 24-city tour that also includes a visit to the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee the following night.

Source: Celebrity chef Alton Brown is coming back to Weidner Center to whip up some ‘Beyond the Eats’ fun | Green Bay Press Gazette