We’ve had a number of people ask us what they should expect in the ICON classroom, so we’ve sat down and compiled a list of expectations and timelines.
The following post is taken from reflections by Ena Ristic – a Biological Sciences student who began her Winter 2016 ICON experience by registering for last fall’s Feeding 9 Billion challenge. The reflections were written earlier this semester. Working on a team that included students studying food science, computer science, nutraceutical science, and english, she helped develop the Food Survival Guide app. You can read the original posts here.
The following reflection was written by Maude Stephany. This is the third guest post by Maude, one of this semester’s ICON students.
Reposted from Feeding 9 Billion.
Feeding 9 Billion partners with & supports the innovative new Ideas Congress (ICON) course. This course offers students a chance to work with a “community partner” on a real-life task. This year, the community organization Yorklands Greenhub asked the ICON class to design a mobile trailer to demonstrate sustainable living practices and sustainable energy in action. It will primarily be targeted to students from grade 1 to 12, but will be opened up to organizations and the public as well. Below, ICON student Gabriel discusses his experience working in this unique course
Yorklands Green Hub and ICON were both featured in a recent article on GuelphToday.com.
The following post was written by Maude Stephany, one of the students enrolled in the 2016 ICON classroom. The following post originally appeared here.
Over the last few weeks, the 2016 ICON students were tasked with exploring Knowledge Translation and Transfer for the first time.
Last week the students of ICON were put into discipline specific groups – computer scientists with other computer scientists, biologists with other biologists, etc. – and tasked with trying to decipher the message contained within an image.
The following is collection of thoughts on knowledge translation and transfer by Maude Stephany, one of the students enrolled in the 2016 ICON classroom. The following post originally appeared here.
We are happy to announce that the Winter 2016 ICON Transdisciplinary classroom will be working with the Yorklands Green Hub to develop a mobile sustainability classroom.