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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.
Save the Dates for Network of STEM Education Centers (NSEC) 2020 National Conference, which is June 10-12 in St. Louis! Call for Proposals are due February 28.
The Collaborative Around Research Experiences for Teachers (CARET), which has received funding from NSEC, has a newly published review article on research experiences. This paper provides a comprehensive review of 307 papers published between 2007 and 2017 that include course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs), undergraduate research experiences (UREs), and teacher research experiences (TREs) programs.
Krim, J. S., Coté, L. E., Schwartz, R. S., Stone, E. M., Cleeves, J. J., Barry, K. J., ... & Keller, J. M. (2019). Models and Impacts of Science Research Experiences: A Review of the Literature of CUREs, UREs, and TREs. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 18(4), ar65. Available at https://www.lifescied.org/doi/full/10.1187/cbe.19-03-0069.
Featured STEM Centers
Noah Finkelstein, University of Colorado at Boulder
Marco Molinaro, University of California-Davis
Bill Cobern, Western Michigan University
Charles Kutal, University of Georgia
News & Jobs
- Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom - online course
Cornell University's Center for Teaching Innovation is offering Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom, an online course that explores frameworks and strategies for building and sustaining inclusive learning environments.
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Tennessee STEM Education Center
The Tennessee STEM Education Center at Middle Tennessee State University invites applications for a full-time, 2-year, postdoctoral research fellow. We seek a junior scholar with experience in in-depth qualitative analysis of video data and expertise in current research on mathematics education.
- PostDoc in Instiutional Change - STEM Ed & Teaching Evaluation
Support Institutional Transformation through Transforming Teaching Evaluation in University Departments. Work with a dynamic team on transformation and research in institutional transformation in STEM Education. This position will lead transformation in several Engineering and Applied Sciences units.
- Undergraduate Biology Education Research, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
The Department of Biology at Connecticut College seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2020-2021 academic year. The successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching expertise in undergraduate biology and research experience in the area of undergraduate biology education, with an emphasis on equity pedagogy.