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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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Register now for the NSEC 2019 National Conference, May 31-June 2. 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
Ernest Chavez, Paul Kennedy (co-directors), Colorado State University; Paul kennedy, Colorado State University; Laura Sample McMeeking, Colorado State University
Robert Mathieu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Marco Molinaro, University of California-Davis
Bill Cobern, Western Michigan University
News & Jobs
- Computer Science Education Specialist
Penn State CSATS is looking to hire a computer science education specialist to work with our team and STEM faculty in designing and implementing teacher professional development programs that incorporate CS content and practices.
- Biology Education Postdoctoral Position Focused on Instructor Knowledge & Practice
The biology education research lab led by Dr. Tessa Andrews at the University of Georgia seeks an applicant for a postdoctoral research scholar. The postdoctoral scholar will join a large-scale, NSF-funded project to elucidate relationships between teaching knowledge, instructional practice, and student learning in large undergraduate biology classrooms around the country.
- New free resource for leading change: The Science Education Initiative Handbook
The Science Education Initiative Handbook has practical advice and a suite of resources for those leading initiatives, soliciting departmental proposals, department leaders organizing work with their faculty, or for postdocs or instructors partnering with faculty to make changes to their courses.
- Do you need an evaluator or program consultant?
Science and Mathematics Program Improvement (SAMPI) is a research and evaluation center at Western Michigan University. We would like to make STEM Education Center Directors aware of our services.