MiniConference Schedule

Thursday, February 20, 2014

1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Poster Session 1
Douglas B. Luckie, Aaron M. Rivkin, Jacob R. Aubry, Benjamin J. Marengo, Leah R. Creech and Ryan D. Sweeder
Justin Micomonaco, Daniel Merian, Korine Wawrzynski
Joe Asiala, Don Johnson, Bridget Sadenwater
Joanne Philhower, Steve Bennett, Dante Cisterna, and Amelia Wenk Gotwals
Kathryn P. Kohn, Sonia M. Underwood, Melanie M. Cooper
Rebecca L. Matz, Sarah E. Jardeleza, and G. Mark Voit
Thomas Deits, Celeste Stachurski, Erik Larson, Micaela Balzer
Sarah Jardeleza, Rebecca Matz, Teresa McElhinny, Richard Allison, Jeanette McGuire, Jon Stoltzfus, Eran Andrechek, Louise Mead, John Gerlach, and Brian Schutte
Allison L. Freed, Jenny M. Dauer, Jennifer H, Doherty, and Charles W. Anderson
Chanyah Dahsah, Jane Lee, Renee Bayer, and Joseph Krajcik
Matthew Diemer, Kristen Bieda, Susan Blanshan, Joseph Cesario, Melanie Cooper, M. Brent Donnellan, Julie Lindquist, Jason Moser, Barbara Schneider, Matthew Wawrzynski
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Keynote: From Research to Action – Improving Undergraduate STEM Education

From news items on the disruptive force of MOOCs to White House Datajams and Datapaloozas to expert-informed national reports, we are collectively being challenged to rethink and improve the college learning experience. The NRC’s Discipline-based Education Research report baselines the state of research on learning and understanding in science and engineering and the Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development pushes towards coherence and impact in growing the evidence base. Yet the gap between research and implementation remains a challenge, despite the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology push with the Engage to Excel recommendations. Strategies to move the needle on undergraduate education will be explored in the context of efforts and investments at the NSF and the federal government more broadly. Investments to integrate, describe, and measure evidence-based teaching practices, the Federal STEM Education 5-year Strategic Plan, Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education, Transforming Undergraduate Engineering Education, and a number of recent and forthcoming resources are all pushing on institutional change around teaching practice.  Preparing a globally competitive workforce, including future teachers, and a scientifically literate populace, depends on our collective success in furthering a robust research and implementation infrastructure.

Susan Singer, Division Director, National Science Foundation
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Poster Session 2
Jamie Wernet, Kevin Lawrence, Nic Gilbertson
Sarah Jardeleza, Rebecca Matz, and Cori Fata-Hartley
Elizabeth de los Santos, Sarah Stapleton, and Charles W. Anderson
Leah Corley, Melanie Cooper, Sonia Underwood
Steven Wolf, Marcos "Danny" Caballero
Claudia Vergara , Jon Sticklen , Mark Urban-Lurain , Abdol-Hossein Esfahanian , Michael Cavanaugh, Subashini Sivakumar
James T. Laverty, Melanie Cooper, Joe Krajcik, Diane Ebert-May
Richard A. Edwards, Funda Gonulates, Jen Nimtz
Subashini Sivakumar, Claudia E Vergara, Theodore Caldwell, Kyle Foster, Lisa Henry Rickey Caldwell, Tonisha Shanks-Lane
Alita Burmeister, Richard Lenski, Jim Smith
James T. Laverty, Stuart H. Tessmer, Marcos “Danny” Caballero
Li Ke, May Lee, Joshua M. Rosenberg, and Christina Schwarz
Jennifer H. Doherty, Laurel M. Hartley, Cornelia Harris, & Charles W. Anderson
Michele Weston, Kevin Haudek, Luanna Prevost, Mark Urban-Lurain, and John Merrill
Cori Fata-Hartley, Sarah Jardeleza, Becky Matz, Lars Brudvig, Adele Denison, Kevin Haudek, Will Kopachik, John Merrill, Scott Mulrooney, Jon Stolzfus, Curtis Wilkerson