Check out this recent post by ICON alum, Gabriel Pothier-Maudsley on the RECODE website. Gabe talks about his experiences in the ICON classroom, and how that has affected his university experience.
Reposted from Dr. Daniel Gillis
One of the goals of the Ideas Congress (ICON) Transdisciplinary classroom is to encourage students to develop skills in science communication. This is essential if they want to learn how to better communicate across disciplines, with community partners, and with the public.
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The Fall ICON classroom is about to begin, and we can’t wait. If you haven’t yet registered for ICON and the Feeding 9 Billion Challenge, you have until Friday, September 16th to do so. What are you waiting for?
Originally posted at FeedingNineBillion.com.
Students Marion Davies, Monique Chan, Tasia Wong and Alison Tindall were concerned about the staggering number of coffee cups that are disposed of at the university (nearly 25,000 per day!), and they decided to do something about it.
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.
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