Many professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related career fields in Northwest Indiana will be retiring in the near future creating a large employment gap that would jeopardize the region’s economic strength. Ready NWI and the Works Council of Northwest Indiana have created the READY NWI Career Camp in order to raise awareness about STEM-related career fields and help students understand the steps they will need to take in order to reach those careers in the region.
Plato’s dialogues about the trial and death of Socrates provide important insights into the Ancient Greek foundations of western philosophy. In the Apology, Plato sets out Socrates defense against the charges that he corrupted the youth of Athens and did not believe in the Gods of that city state. Socrates is tried, convicted and sentenced to death.
To fight hunger within the local region, United Way created an educational experience where students build structures purely out of canned food. Previously, students would start with sketch paper and colored pencils to create a drawing for the structure. This drawing would be given to CIVS to create a 3D model to show how the structure would look in real life. This method worked initially but had unexpected issues during the building event such as structures falling, cans not stacking properly, and not meeting certain criteria participate in the National Competition level.
Global Leadership has become a flourishing topic in the behavioral sciences and in the business environment in modern times. With a globalized society and the use of international transactions becoming a routine for large companies, the need for leaders that know how to influence and inspire different people from different cultures has become indispensable. Virtual training environments are the fastest and safest way to prepare the global leaders of tomorrow.
This project presents the structure of Renee Descartes’ thinking in the Meditations in the form of a video game that takes students through a maze. The goal is to stay on the path of Descartes’ argument without wandering off down the paths of either empiricism or scholasticism. The game has 20 “gates” or choice points where students must select the successive steps in Descartes’ thinking.