STEM-LINC Fall Workshop

We will be having a great workshop with student transfer experiences, Making, research support, and STEAM, all in one place at UNC-Chapel Hill. We'll hear about transfer student success (including the role of personal librarians) so we can understand more about the full learning-course from teen to 2-year to 4-year institutions. Then bring your walking shoes because this one will focus on some incredible STEM, STEAM, and Data spaces! 
November 17, 2016 from 9:30 am-3:00 pm at UNC-Chapel Hill Kenan Science Library  (Venable Hall G301, Ground Floor. Please call 919-962-1188 if you need directions.)
The workshop is free and open to anyone regardless of membership. Bring a friend!
Please RSVP here so we have a headcount.
9:00-9:30 am Arrival and networking at the Kenan Science Library
9:30-10:00 am Introductions and Business
10:00-11:00 am Helping students make successful transitions: 

  • C-STEP (Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program)

    • Rebecca A. Egbert plans to speak a bit about the history of C-STEP, the partners involved, the amazing students we bring in through C-STEP, and how we assist students in the transition from community college to a place like UNC-Chapel Hill. Rebecca is the Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions and C-STEP Program Director at UNC Chapel Hill, where she has worked for the past 20 years serving first- year and transfer students in many capacities.  She is a graduate of East Carolina University.  She currently manages all aspects of the C-STEP program as well as transfer policy as it relates to Undergraduate Admissions.
  • Personal Librarian for Transfer Students Program

    • ​Suchi Mohanty will speak about the Personal Librarian for Transfer Students program - how and why the program developed and the ways in which it has made an impact on students transitioning to Carolina. Suchi has been the Head of the House Undergraduate Library since 2012, and has worked at the Undergraduate Library since 2002. Suchi takes a holistic view of how the library can support student success, working with library staff to support research and information literacy needs where they arise. A strong proponent of fostering partnerships to support students accross campus, Suchi works with the Office of Undergraduate Retention, the Writing Center and the Learning Center on a regular basis.

11:30 am-12:00 pm Tour the BeAM@Carolina (Be a Maker) Network spaces

  • BeAM@Hanes Art Center

    • BeAM is a network of makerspaces with tools and space to turn various materials into art, fun, and solutions for scientific and technical challenges.  We aim to cultivate and empower a UNC community and culture to imagine, design, and create. BeAM currently offers makerspace sites in Murray Hall, Hanes Art Center, and Kenan Science Library. Each space has a variety of tools and services to accommodate a range of users. Charlie Cummings is the Program Manager for BeAM@Murray and BeAM@Hanes. He received his bachelor’s degree in Art from Berea College in Kentucky and his MFA from the University of Florida. His artworks can be found in notable collections including the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, The Crocker Museum and the Dalai Lama’s personal collection. Over the past five years Charlie has taught digital fabrication, interdisciplinary collaboration, and other art and technology courses at the University of Florida and the College of Central Florida. Danianne Mizzy is Head of Kenan Science Information Services. In this role she oversees BeAM@Kenan Science Library, which is part of the University Library’s Research Hub.

12:00-1:15 pm Lunch on your own, Franklin Street Restaurant Info
1:30-2:15 pm Tour the BeAM@Carolina (Be a Maker) Network spaces

2:30-3:00 pm Tour the Davis Library Research Hub, and see the Liquid Galaxy display and talk with digital research services staff

  • The Davis Library Research Hub provides a wide variety of services to UNC affiliates around data.  We have staff who specialize in finding and acquiring data, cleaning them, and visualizing them, and they are available for scheduled one-on-one consultations.  We staff a service desk to provide GIS and data assistance on a walk-in basis.  We also host workshops about how to use various tools and presentations on how researchers are employing tools and data in their research.  Our showiest piece of equipment is the Liquid Galaxy, a curved array of seven six-foot panels that coordinate to display GoogleEarth.  Instructors use it in a variety of ways for teaching and learning:  to view human-built development and geographic features from aerial photo and satellite vantage points in addition to the map view; to explore urban and rural landscapes in StreetView; and even for inspiration for artwork. Michele Hayslett is the Librarian for Numeric Data and Data Management in the UNC Libraries and has worked in Davis Library since 2008.  She is also responsible for coordinating use of the presentation space in the Davis Hub.

Directions to UNC Kenan Science Library & Parking Info
General Visitor Parking
Raleigh Road/ Highway 54 Parking lot
14 minutes
Morehead Planetarium/Franklin Street
250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Usually full by 9 am
7 minutes
Ramshead Parking Deck
33 Ridge Rd, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
12 minutes
Franklin Street Parking
East Franklin Street locations are closest
7:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
$1.00 each half hour (Peak Period Charge: There is an additional peak charge of $2.00 for parking in Rosemary/Columbia or the James Wallace Deck if the vehicle is parked before 10:00 a.m. and departs after 2:00 p.m. on weekdays. $29.00 daily maximum charge 
Skype for Business is being used for this meeting.  To join, you simply need an Internet-Connected computer with a “webcam” or, at least, a built-in or connected microphone on the computer (even if you don’t use it).
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Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:30am - 3:00pm