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Campus Centers in STEM Education
STEM education centers and related offices are the hub of campus-based efforts leading the transformation of undergraduate STEM education at their institutions and beyond. While there is large variety in the structure and identity of STEM education efforts, they all have common functions and goals.
NSEC is an organization of campus-based centers and offices that serve as catalysts for educational transformation in STEM. The network allows center leadership, university and college administrators, and state and national policymakers to have a central hub for their communal efforts.
STEM Education Center Toolkit
The Toolkit is a mechanism for spreading the wealth of knowledge and expertise about STEM Education around the community. It explores important issues for STEM Education Centers and provides examples of how members of the community have addressed those concerns.
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Save the date for the NSEC 2019 National Conference, May 31-June 2 in Omaha, NE. Poster abstracts are due by April 28!
Join us on May 31-June 2, for our seventh national convening of STEM education centers. We are opening the conference with an interactive workshop on Inclusive Teaching led by the Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL). Following the professional development portion of the conference, we will have 2 days for sharing and showcasing the work of our centers, connecting it to other national initiatives through a mix of concurrent sessions, roundtables, and poster session. Don't miss out on hearing from other STEM Education Centers making impressive strides on their campus. The keynote address is by Mathew L. Ouellett, Executive Director, Center for Teaching Innovation, Cornell University.
Featured STEM Centers
Robert Mathieu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Marco Molinaro, University of California-Davis
Bill Cobern, Western Michigan University
Laura Frost, Florida Gulf Coast University
News & Jobs
- STEM Program Manager Carleton College
Carleton College seeks a STEM Program Manager (http://jobs.carleton.edu/postings/4123). Responsibilities for this new position will include implementing STEM-wide programs and events, acting as liaison with other Carleton departments and offices on behalf of the STEM departments, managing the use of the shared programmatic spaces in the new facility, and supporting the work of the STEM Director and STEM Board in cross-disciplinary initiatives.
- Chairs Conclave at ASEE 2019
At ASEE-2019 there will be a scheduled event designed for chairpersons of engineering and engineering technology departments. This day-long event is designed by and for chairs and includes discussions led by a number of well-known figures in engineering education.
- Post Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Engineering Education – International Teaching Experience
We are seeking one post doctoral teaching fellow for our collaboration between the University of Michigan (U-M) Department of Biomedical Engineering and Shantou University (Shantou, Guangdong Province, China). This "train the trainer" engineering education collaboration will lead to the development of the next generation, experiential biomedical engineering curriculum to meet 21st century challenges.
- Apply for the 2019 CourseSource Writing Studio
Editorial board members for the journal CourseSource are hosting a Writing Studio workshop July 24-26 in Minneapolis, MN, just ahead of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) meeting. This opportunity is available to instructors who teach in the life science disciplines and are interested in publishing their work in CourseSource (including faculty, graduate students, and postdocs).