The Velocity of Diversity
Professor Amy Abe took her first-year physics class to Sushi Station and Mitsuwa Marketplace in Arlington Heights to celebrate the cultural diversity of her students on Thursday, November 11, 2010.
They enjoyed sushi and the company of their fellow students, appreciating their cultural similarities and differences. They talked about how many of their classmates have a large passion for Japanese sushi, snacks, and candy. They even learned how to count in Japanese.
The physics class trip was a teachable moment. It helped the students learn more about one another and become closer classmates. Learn more about what each student had to say about their experience on the right side bar underneath their photos.
The students originated the idea of the trip and made it happen with the encouragement and support of: Office of Intercultural Relations, Christopher C. Mojekwu Fund for Intercultural Understanding, Office of Admissions, Gates Center for Leadership and Personal Growth, Office of Communications and Marketing, and the Department of Physics.