2012 Midwest Science Shop Network Meeting

INVITATION The 2012 Midwest Science Shop Network Meeting Oct 19, 2012, CURL Loyola University Chicago

This is the first meeting that brings together all interested community-based learning & research professionals in the Midwest, with the goal of promoting and strengthening interdisciplinary structures in higher education institutions in the U.S. (For more info on the Science Shop structure, please see http://www.scienceshops.org). The goals of the meeting are:

  1. Gauge interest in building a Midwest Science Shop Network for ongoing support, advocacy, resources, collaboration projects and grants
  2. Assist and develop current Science Shop model programs/structures

Who Should Participate?
Higher Education institutions that are building or interested in developing infrastructure to support community-identified initiatives or priorities with faculty, staff and student support; in partnership with civil society organizations.

When and Where?
The 2012 Midwest Science Shop Network Meeting will be held on Friday, October 19th from 10:00am – 4:00pm, at the Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL), Loyola University Chicago. Address is Cuneo Hall, 4th Floor, 6430 N. Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660 (google map) (campus project map). The Cuneo Hall is the latest sustainable LEED Gold addition to Chicago’s Loyola University. It is CURL’s new location as of June 2012.

Who is hosting this meeting?
CURL and CUE are hosting the meeting collaboratively.

We are still accepting registration. If you have any question about this, please contact Ashleigh Ross. Also, please fill out a brief questionnaire designed to help us structure the meeting with everyone’s interests in mind.

Tentative Program
10:00-10:15 – Welcome (Phil Nyden and Beth Tryon)

10:15-10:30 – BRIEF attendee introductions (All) – Answer the question: What will you like to have learned from this meeting that will impact your organization/institution?

10:30-11:30 – “Friday Morning Seminar: Collaborative Research and Lessons from the European Science Shop Model”. Randy Stoecker and Phil Nyden facilitate discussion.

11:30-12:00 – Introduce Norbert Steinhaus: Example of Science Shop: WilaBonn; Network: Living Knowledge. Why do they have it? What do they use it for?

12:00-12:45 – Lunch: networking time

12:45-1:30 – Breakout #1: 1) Evaluation; 2) Partnership and project development; 3) Strategizing involvement of community/ students/faculty/staff.

1:30-1:45 – Networking (have info on CURL, CUE, other SS’s up on wall or on tables)

1:45-2:30 – Breakout #2: 1) Administrative models; 2) Funding.

2:30-4:00 – Discussion: reflection on this networking experience: What worked, what didn’t? What would people want the future to hold? Potential network?

4:00 – Meeting Adjourned