published April 17, 2013

Stony Brook University Hosts SCI-Midatlantic Spring Conference

More than 80 educators and administrators from New York and New Jersey gathered at Stony Brook University on March 28 to discuss methods of improving STEM education. Participants were welcomed by Stony Brook University President Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr. and learned about examples of how SENCER has been successfully applied on campuses in the region. Dr. Dennis Assanis, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, discussed interdisciplinary research and education with attendees. The program included presentations by David Burns on the background and theory of SENCER, Ellen Mappen on the SENCER-ISE initiative, and Monica Devanas (pictured) on model course development. Invited presentations also included discussions on:

Envisioning a Theme Approach to General Education
- Dr. Robert Aller, Dr. Peter Manning, Dr. Gary Marker, and Dr. David Ferguson of Stony Brook University

The 'Energy Spine' at the United States Marine Academy
- Dr. Lori Sheetz and CPT Jacquie Jordan, United States Marine Academy

Nanotechnology: The Big Picture
- Gary Halada, LaGuardia Community College

A Sustained Effort to Improve Developmental Math Courses
- Marina Dedlovskaya, LaGuardia Community College

PowerPoints are currently being gathered from presenters and will be posted at the SCI-Midatlantic page as soon as available.