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CREATE Science Seminar: Dr. Matthew Kloser

Title: “Is biology education evolving?: Critiquing three cases of high school and undergraduate biology education reform.” Abstract: Questions are at the heart of biological inquiry. The discipline is shaped by an endless variety of avenues for investigation and an equally diverse and creative set of methods that help justify claims about the living world. Yet,… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar: Dr. Kevin Haudek, MSU

Title: Using Automated Analysis to Reveal Student Thinking in STEM Abstract: In the Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) Research Group, we develop constructed response assessment items and associated predictive machine learning models that allow formative evaluation of student writing. This talk will provide a brief overview of the methodology we employ to develop automated… Read More »

Importance of Characterizing STEM Faculty Members’ Instructional Mindsets and Practices in an Era of Instructional Transformation

Abstract: Local and national initiatives to improve the learning experiences of students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses have been on-going for a couple of decades with a heightened momentum within the last ten years. However, recent large-scale studies have demonstrated that transmission of information is still the primary mode of instruction… Read More »

NSF Funding Opportunities: Broadening Participation in STEM

The National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) is hosting a FREE Webinar on June 14, 2018 from 1:00-3:30 pm ET. NSF Program Officers and Staff will highlight current funding opportunities available at NSF targeting underrepresented groups in STEM and Minority Serving Institutions. Funding opportunities for programs like NSF INCLUDES, ADVANCE, LifeSTEM,… Read More »

MSU Science Festival

We are looking To The Future and Back for the 6th annual MSU Science Festival. Presenters are ready to dazzle, delight, educate, and inform, reaching beyond science to include technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) and the important role they play shaping our future and everyday lives. For more information on this campus and statewide… Read More »

Grand Opening: Digital Scholarship Lab

The Michigan State University Libraries and the College of Arts & Letters are partnering to build a state-of-the-art Digital Scholarship Lab. The 10,000-square-foot space in the Main Library features a 360-degree immersive visualization room that accommodates up to 15 students along with a virtual reality room for experimentation with VR headsets. The lab includes dedicated… Read More »

Special Presentation: Dr. David Feldon

Title: Leveraging Expertise: Advancing STEM Education for Undergraduates Abstract: Postsecondary STEM education is built upon transactions driven by expertise—faculty work to articulate their knowledge and skills in ways that are accessible to students, and students actively choose to invest their efforts toward developing expertise through their selection and pursuit of professional pathways. Thus, effective undergraduate… Read More »

MI-AMTE Conversations Among Colleagues Conference

Hosted by Michigan State University The 2017 MI-AMTE Conversations among Colleagues meeting focuses on how to develop coherent educational systems utilizing the full range of experts available in K-16 education within the state of Michigan. The organizational structure of the one-day meeting is designed as a working conference among an even broader audience in sharing ideas… Read More »