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The American Chemical Society (ACS), the SENCER Centers of Innovation Southwest and South, and Bellhaven University welcome you to Jackson, Mississippi and to our symposium with a theme of STEM Education in Mississippi: Issues and Innovations. Throughout a full-day of activities, we will focus on use of innovative and proven pedagogy to reduce barriers to learning, student success, and retention. Presenters include educators and administrators from throughout the country. 

We look forward to seeing you at Belhaven’s Kim Center -- Friday, September 29, 2017! Remember to REGISTER so we know how many meals to prepare!

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Friday, September 29 • 12:35pm - 1:15pm
Your Role in the Transformation of Science and Engineering Education

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From those seemingly small but evidence-based teaching innovations that infiltrate the classic lecture style classroom to the discovery-based laboratories that lead to large scale national dissemination changes, YOU, the faculty, and institutional enablers are at the core of STEM reform. The power of science education for our democracy has required us to shift from inert learning -- memorizing definitions and facts with little freedom for students to choose topics or innovative to an environment which is liberating, that is, a more challenging standard by which students command both the subject knowledge and the skills needed to seek out new information with the power to use knowledge for public good.

In this session we explore how national dissemination programs supported by the National Science Foundation (SENCER -- Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) and the National Academy of Engineering (Global Grand Challenge Scholars Program) have created communities of transformation which have made sustainable, long term, evidence-based science and engineering education reform.

Speakers
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Karen Kashmanian Oates

Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Dean Karen Oates currently serves as the Peterson Family Dean of Arts & Sciences at WPI where she is responsible for 7 departments and 6 programs spanning the natural and life sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, mathematics and computer science. Dr. Oates joined WPI from the National Science Foundation, where she served as a Deputy Director of the Division of Undergraduate Education charged with supporting innovative programs to strengthen STEM education and help revitalize American entrepreneurship and... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 12:35pm - 1:15pm
Kim Center 202

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