NSEC 2017 National Conference

This year, we will be in lively New Orleans for our fifth national conference on June 23-24. Don't miss out on hearing from other STEM Education Centers making impressive strides on their campus.

  • Start Time for NSEC 2017: 8:30 am CT, June 23, 2017
  • End Time for NSEC 2017: 4:00 pm CT, June 24, 2017
  • Location: Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans.
  • Audience: The conference is for representatives from campus STEM Education Centers or Centers for Teaching and Learning that have a STEM agenda, or those who work closely with these centers.
  • Purpose: The focus is specifically on centers engaged in improving undergraduate STEM education, including teacher preparation and broader impacts in STEM. It is opportunity for center staff to learn from one another.
  • Immediately following the NSEC 2017 National Conference, we are hosting Workshop on Diversity and Inclusion for practitioners engaged in improving undergraduate STEM education and experts in higher education change.See below for more details about this joint SMTI and ASCN workshop.

Thank you to NSEC 2017 Conference Planning Committee

Cynthia Ghent, Towson University
Angie Hammons, Missouri S&T
Theresa Hopkins, University of Tennessee
Sheila Jones, University System of Georgia Office
Laird Kramer, Florida International University
Donna Llewellyn, Boise State University
Timothy Scott, Texas A&M University
Alice Steimle, The University of Mississippi

Keynote Speaker

Edward Ray, President of Oregon State University, will discuss OSU's diversity initiatives and how to engage your president in undergraduate STEM education reform.

Plenary Speakers

  • Deborah Carlisle, STEM Education Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Massachusetts, will discuss what we know about STEM education centers. She along with Gabriela Weaver, Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, University of Massachusetts, are leading the research on centers as part of the NSF award (#1524832).
  • Angela Bell, Associate Vice Chancellor, University System of Georgia, will discuss how to use data to make compelling arguments for administrators.

Registration for NSEC 2017 National Conference

Registration types:

  • Early Registration until 5/11/2017: $345
  • Regular registration until 6/8/2017: $375
  • Late registration until 6/23/2017: $400

Registration includes breakfast and lunch on 6/23/2017 and 6/24/2017.

Register here

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Agenda for NSEC 2017 National Conference

The draft agenda for the NSEC 2017 National Conference with conference abstracts is here!

Draft Agenda with abstracts is here

Hotel Reservations

Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-2201
Phone: 504-523-3341

  • Reservation line to make reservations by phone, call 800-217-2033 or 504-523-3341 and ask for the APLU 2017 STMI (NSEC & MTEP) group block.
  • Hotel Room Rate: Traditional King or Traditional Double Double= $155, Jr Suite= $385
  • Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Book your hotel here

Call for Poster Abstracts

We invite you to bring a poster. Submit your poster abstract by May 5, 2017.

Submit your poster abstract here

For questions about the conference or workshop, contact Kacy Redd at kredd@aplu.org.

Immediately following the NSEC 2017 National Conference, we are hosting a Workshop on Diversity and Inclusionfor practitioners engaged in improving undergraduate STEM education and experts in higher education change. See below for more details about this joint SMTI and ASCN meeting.

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Save the date for the Workshop on Diversity and Inclusion

Dates: June 24-25, 2017.Immediately follows the NSEC 2017 National Conference.
  • Start Time for SMTI/ASCN 2017: 3:00 pm CT, June 24, 2017
  • End Time for SMTI/ASCN 2017: 5:30 pm CT, June 25, 2017
  • Location: Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans.