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Scientia Conference on Research and Innovation in Undergraduate Natural Science and Engineering Education (Feb 11 & 12)
John Hutchinson, Wendy Newstetter, Robert Beichner, Neal Lane, Mark Chang, Donald P French, Valerie K Otero, Angelica Stacy, Steven Pollock, Guershon Harel
date:8:30AM   US Central (GMT −0500)
Friday, February 11, 2011
location:McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall
sponsor:Scientia Institute

A conference on Research and Innovation in Undergraduate Science and Engineering Education will be hosted by Scientia, an interdisciplinary faculty institute, on the campus of Rice University, a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education. The goals of the conference are to promote a diverse community focused on learning and to cultivate exceptional teaching. The conference will focus on new developments in pedagogy for first and second year undergraduate courses in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics and on research on how students learn in these courses. The conference brings to Rice distinguished researchers and innovative teachers from across the nation and provides a format for active learning about science and engineering teaching and learning.

Made possible by generous funding from the De Lange Conferences.

This conference is free and open to the public.

more info:Rice Events Calendar
Scientia Conference on Research and Innovation in Undergraduate Science and Engineering Education
watch:This event is in multiple parts.
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  1. Introduction: John Hutchinson, Dean of Undergraduates, Professor of Chemistry, Rice University
  2. Wendy Newstetter, Director of Learning Science Research, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  3. Robert Beichner, STEM Education Initiative and Physics Department, North Carolina State University
  4. Overview: Neal Lane, Malcolm Gillis University Professor & Professor of Physics, Senior Fellow, Baker Institute, Rice University
  5. Mark Chang, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  6. Donald P French, Professor, Department of Zoology, Oklahoma State University
  7. Valerie K Otero, Associate Professor of Science Education, "Transforming Classrooms So They Align With How Students Learn"
  8. Angelica Stacy, Professor, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
  9. Steven Pollock, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder
  10. Guershon Harel, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of California, San Diego
  11. Breakout Session -- Mark L. Chang: "Motivating Innovation Through the Synthesis of Design, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship"
  12. Breakout Session -- Donald French: "Effective Direction of Inquiry-based Labs"
  13. Breakout Session -- Valerie Otero: "Nuts n' Bolts of Transforming Your Course to Increase Student Engagement Using Undergraduate Learning Assistants"
  14. Breakout Session -- Wendy Newstetter: "Problem-driven Learning: A Socio-cognitive Approach to Classroom Design"
  15. Breakout Session -- Angelica Stacy: "Chemistry Assessments That Support Change and Shift Practice"
  16. Breakout Session -- Steven Pollock: "Transforming Upper Level Physics Classes"
  17. Breakout Session -- Guershon Harel: " A Research-Based Framework for Teaching Mathematics Effectively"