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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Tom Wood

George Mason University
Associate Professor
Fairfax, VA
Tom Wood is an associate professor at George Mason University where he coordinates conservation studies at the School of Integrative Studies. He has been with the SENCER project since the inception of the program. Presently he serves as Co-Director of the SENCER Center for Innovation-Chesapeake Bay. Through SENCER, Tom developed the Smithsonian Mason Semester, a resident learning community semester at the Smithsonian's Conservation Biology Institute, and was founding director of the Mason Center for Conservation Study. He has been instrumental in the development of many learning communities with natural history and conservation-based themes including Mysteries of Migration: Consequences for Conservation Policies, one of the four initial SENCER Model Courses adopted in 2001. He has represented SENCER as a consultant to several universities implementing curriculum reform. He presently serves as director of Environmental Studies on the Piedmont, a conserved landscape offering opportunities for K-12, public, undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. He is also involved in SENCER Informal Science Initiatives. Tom was the recipient of George Mason University's Teaching Excellence Award in 1999.