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A STEM Education Researchers' Forum: Models, Challenges, Opportunities for Creative Solutions
April 1, 2013, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Morris University Center, Mississippi-Illinois Room, 2nd Floor

What is the STEM Education Researchers' Forum?

· A researchers' forum encouraging research and collaboration in the St. Louis region for STEM Education researchers and strategists. Participants are invited to attend a keynote address by leading scientist and National Academies of Sciences representative, Martin Storksdieck.

· Panel presentations by area researchers will introduce significant research projects in the area and challenges and opportunities for area STEM education experts.

· A networking reception encourages area scholars to meet, share ideas, and discuss opportunities for collaboration

Read more about the:
Keynote Speaker
Panel Discussion
Schedule
Registration
Maps and Parking
Sponsors

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Martin Storksdieck, Director, Board on Science Education at the National Research Council, The National Academies

Pr esentation: "Current science education reform--tsunami or tempest in a teapot?"

Martin Storksdieck is the director of the Board on Science Education at the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, where he oversees studies that address a wide range of issues related to science education and science learning across the life span. These include the recent Framework for K-12 Science Education that forms the blueprint for the development of the Next Generation Science Standards, and the Successful K-12 STEM Schools and subsequent Monitoring Progress Towards Successful K-12 Education reports. Martin previously served as director of project development and senior researcher at the not-for-profit Institute for Learning Innovation, where he studied science learning in immersive environments; models of involving researchers and scientists in science museums and science centers; understanding the impact of science hobbyists, such as amateur astronomers, on the public understanding of science; or ways to better connect science learning in and out of schools. At ILI, Martin also conducted front-end, formative and summative project evaluations in the area of informal and environmental science education.

Before his involvement in science education and learning research, Martin developed shows and programs on global environmental change for a planetarium in Germany; served as editor, host, and producer for a weekly environmental news broadcast; and worked on local environmental management systems and sustainability for the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives' European office. He holds a master's in biology from the Albert-Ludwigs University (Freiburg, Germany), a master's in public administration from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in education from Leuphana University (Lüneburg, Germany).

Panel Discussion

Dr. Martin Storksdieck, representing the Board on Science Education on the National Research Council

Dr. Jerry Weinberg and Dr. Sue Thomas , Southern Illinois University Edwardsville,
discussing their research on robotics education and self-efficacy among middle school children

Dr. Troy Sadler, University of Missouri-Columbia, Director of the University of Missouri Science Education Center, discussing socio-scientific issues as a context in teaching science education

Schedule

1:00 - 2:30 Keynote Address by Dr. Martin Storksdieck

2:30 - 3:30 Panel Discussion and Questions

3:30 - 4:30 Networking Reception--Participants are encouraged to bring business cards to share.

Registration

There is no fee for this event. However, we do ask interested parties to register via our online link to help us ensure proper accommodations for all attendees.

Maps and Parking

The Forum takes place in Morris University Center (MUC) in the Conference Center, located on the 2nd Floor. Click here for a PDF map of the MUC floor plan.

Parking will be available for guests in Visitors' Parking Lot B. A parking code will be provided via email to registered attendees. Click here for a map to the Parking Lot and to Morris University Center.

Click here for driving directions to SIUE from various highways.

Sponsors

This event is brought to you by the SIUE Graduate School and the SIUE Center for STEM Research, Education, and Outreach

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