September 13th

Today in History

This Day in History
 1501  Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.
 1833  The first imported shipment of ice arrived in Calcutta, India, from Boston, Mass., Started with 180 tons – 100 reached India.
1848 Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage survives a 3-foot (0.91 m)-plus iron rod being driven through his head; the reported effects on his behavior and personality stimulate thinking about the nature of the brain and its functions.Link:

When he went back to the railroad at the end of 1849, his employer said, “Gage was no longer Gage.” Instead of the incredible mature, well-liked, respectful employee, Phineas was extremely aggressive, belligerent, vulgar individual who had no respect for authority, and couldn’t plan or keep to a given plan. He couldn’t do any goal directed activities and lacked some basic executive function skills.

 1853 Birth of Hans Christian Joachim Gram, inventor of the Gram stain, the most widely used bacterial staining method.
 1898  Reverend Hannibal Williston Goodwin was issued a U.S. patent for his invention of “nitro cellulose transparent flexible photographic film pellicles” i.e celluloid photographic film
 1899  Henry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident.
 1916  Death of Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-invented the birth-control pill


Today in Chicago

  Veja Du, or Deja Vu?

Welcome Back!
This Day in History
World of Wonder
  Roots of STEM the book!Link to Roots-of-STEM-book (pdf)cover-reduced
  Dream IT Share Out

  • The Cardboard Challenge


  What’s Happening?
  Discussion – What is coming up this fall

  • Focus Groups
  • Book Reviews
  • Questions?
  Dream IT Share Out – Part II
  Advisor Check In
  Designing for Anticipation 

   Reflection Time
   Video to End the Day: 


Looking Forward

 Book Review & Focus Groups!