University Day

The Pitman Institute for Aging Well and IUPUC have partnered to offer University Day. It’s one day, packed with some of the latest information on relevant topics, and presented by IUPUC professors. Keeping your mind active and learning is one way to age well!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Columbus Learning Center – Summerville Room

4555 Central Avenue – Columbus, IN

Session One:

Sustainability and Environmental Change

Presented by: Dr. Luke Jacobus, Division of Science Biology

Associate Professor

Learn how IUPUC is contributing to local and global understandings of

our changing environment and how we choose to react to that change. Among a variety of activities, we are creating interactive gardens at schools and conducting animal diversity research funded by the National Science Foundation, reaching audiences ranging from local school children to scientists around the world.

Session Two:

What’s The Future Look Like for Diesel Engines?

Presented by: Dr. Tom Lawrence, Division of Mechanical Engineering Director

Assistant Professor

Participate in an engineering “big picture” discussion on the future of combustion engines that gives a broad view of power engineering both for stationary power generation and transportation. Thermodynamic basics, environment, and social priorities will be discussed along with energy resources, “sustainable energy”, and new technological developments. Amidst this background, trends in diesel development and future use will be discussed.

Session Three:

Discover 3D Virtual Patients and Learn How New Technology is Shaping Today’s Education

Presented by: Shannon Love, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CHSE

Director, Simulation Center; Clinical Assistant Professor

Find out more about IUPUC’s Nursing program’s implementation of virtual reality simulation. It’s the first of its kind learning tool in the Midwest and replaces physical simulation mannequins. Nursing students are learning from high-definition, 3D virtual patients projected onto a hospital bed.

Registration is $20 and includes lunch. Space is limited.

To reserve your seat, visit the Mill Race Center Business Office or call 812-376-9241.

If you are a Great Decisions fan or a previous PIE participant, you won’t want to miss this new learning opportunity!

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