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NSEC 2019 National Conference

For details about the NSEC 2019 Conference, please visit: http://serc.carleton.edu/StemEdCenters/NSEC2019

Past national conferences

Theme: Center Roles in Improving Undergraduate STEM Education
Dates: June 8-9, 2016. There is a follow-on workshop June 9-10.
Location: Hotel Contessa in San Antonio

Keynote Speaker: Shirley Malcom, Head of Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and committee chair of the National Academies’ Barriers and Opportunities for 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees.

Plenary Presentations

Abstracts and Presentations
Research Action Cluster descriptions
Speaker Bios

About the Conference

The Science and Mathematics Teaching Imperative (SMTI) in partnership with the Network of STEM Education Centers (NSEC) is now seeking proposals for presentations for the SMTI/NSEC 2016 National Conference, June 8-9, at the Hotel Contessa in San Antonio. The conference will focus on centers engaged specifically in improving undergraduate STEM education, and/or involved in STEM teacher preparation and connection of the undergraduate experience with community efforts and broader impacts in STEM. The conference is open to representatives from campus STEM Education Centers or Centers for Teaching and Learning that have a STEM agenda, or those who work closely with these centers. We also invite faculty and administrators engaged in improving STEM teaching and teacher preparation from APLU institutions.

June 9-10, 2016
In conjunction with the 2016 SMTI/NSEC National Conference
San Antonio, TX

November 8-9, 2015
In conjunction with the POD Network National Conference
San Francisco, CA

The workshop was held in conjunction with the 2015 STEM Education Centers’ Workshop on Engaging Faculty on June 5, 2016. This workshop was funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Theme: STEM Education Centers Network
Dates: June 3-4, 2015
Start time: 8:00 am CT on June 3, 2015
End time: 3:30 pm CT on June 4, 2015
Location: Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans


Keynote: Susan R. Singer, Division Director for Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation and the Laurence McKinley Gould Professor, in the Biology and Cognitive Science Departments at Carleton College.


Speaker and Staff Bios

The workshop was held in Indianapolis on October 25, 2014, with 55 STEM Education Center directors and staff. Check out the agenda.

The workshop was held in St. Louis on September 15-16, 2013, with 45 STEM Education Center directors and staff. Check out the agenda and read the STEM Education Center Workshop 2013 report.

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