Day: January 14, 2014

Totally Technology Grades 4-8 Winter 2014

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6-week session of After School Classes for students in grades 4-8 at Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center.

4:00-5:30 PM, Mondays (Grades 4-5) ~ Jan. 27-Mar. 3
4:00-5:30 PM, Thursdays (Grades 6-8) ~ Jan. 30-Mar. 6

Open to only 12 students per class!  Register ASAP, accepted on first come basis.

– Develop custom Android smartphone games while learning the basics of Java programming.  Download finished games to any Android smartphone or tablet.

– Explore electrical engineering using Sew Electric! – sewing and circuitry combined to create light-up stuffed animals.

– Design objects on a 3D printer!

No previous experience necessary.

Cost: $85 (Includes all materials)

Register online:

Pay via credit card: 487-2247

Questions? Please call the Center at 487-3341


NOTE: The correct web link for the Western UP Center For Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education is

Cokely on the Making of an Expert

HBRAn article by Edward Cokely (CLS), “The Making of an Expert,” has been reprinted in a special issue of the Harvard Business Review’s On Point Magazine.

Find Your Focus: Get Things Done the Smart Way (HBR OnPoint Magazine)

Articles include “Extreme Productivity,” “Make Time for the Work That Matters,” “Management Time: Who’s Got the Monkey?” “The Making of an Expert,” “Do You Play to Win–or to Not Lose?” “The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs.” You’ll also find selected content from our website, such as “Will Focus Make You Happier?” “Train Your Brain to Focus,” and “Six Ways to Supercharge Your Productivity.”

Read more at the Harvard Business Review.

Candidate for Chair of the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences Presentation

Candidate for chair of the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Susan Amato-Henderson, currently associate professor of psychology and graduate director, will present a synopsis of her research, teaching, and research accomplishments, lay out her vision for the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences, and field questions from interested parties, from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, in the Meese Center 110.

From Tech Today.