January 22, 2018
Washington, DC – In an effort to help undergraduate students pursuing STEM degrees succeed in introductory mathematics courses – the most common roadblock to a degree – the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced it will work with a dozen universities to scale the adoption of active learning for undergraduate pre-calculus and calculus instruction.
May 16, 2017
Washington, DC - Facing a vast array of food and nutrition security problems in the U.S. and abroad that pose significant humanitarian, environmental, and national security risks, a commission of prominent researchers and leaders from public universities, government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector today announced a comprehensive, coordinated effort to solve these challenges.
April 24, 2017
Washington, DC – Following up on their call for Congress and the president to enact critical measures to ensure the United States maintains its role as global innovation leader, the organizers of a coalition of more than 500 businesses, scientific organizations, and universities in all 50 states today issued a progress report that charges Congress and the White House must do more to maintain and expand America’s innovation advantage. While the report details some important achievements, the organizers of “Innovation: An American Imperative” warn that the U.S. risks falling behind other nations that are doubling down on investments in research, science, education, and other innovation-related policies.
February 22, 2017
The initiative will engage educators and manufacturing scientists to ensure instruction includes the latest technology.
October 25, 2016
Washington, DC – In an effort to help undergraduate students pursuing degrees in STEM fields avoid trouble with introductory mathematics courses -- the most common roadblock to a degree -- the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and three university partners today announced they have received a $3 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study and scale the use of active learning for precalculus and calculus instruction. The announcement coincided with a nationwide Active Learning Day led by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as part of its efforts to improve STEM education at all levels using insights from research in the learning sciences.