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Engaged STEM Learning: From Promising to Pervasive Practices

Network for Academic Renewal Conference
March 24-26, 2011
Miami, Florida

Team-Based Conference Grants 

Through a generous contribution of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, AAC&U is pleased to offer conference grants for five teams from North Carolina, each consisting of one K-12 science or mathematics teacher and one college/university science or mathematics instructor to attend the Engaged STEM Learning: From Promising to Pervasive Practices conference.

The conference is designed for participants who wish to develop faculty and institutional leadership in STEM reform, broaden student participation and success in STEM fields, better assess engaged STEM learning in both the majors and general education, and connect the revitalization of STEM learning with ongoing campus work. These grants are designed to strengthen the K-16 pipeline by encouraging conversation and cooperation between schools and post-secondary education.

Grant Award Recipients

Jennifer Rhode Ward, assistant professor of biology, University of North Carolina at Asheville and Martha L Cowan, biology teacher, A.C. Reynolds High School

Tracie M. Salinas, associate professor, Appalachian State University and Laura King, middle grades math teacher, Cranberry Middle School

Catherine E. Matthews, professor of teaching education (Science), University of North Carolina Greensboro and Erica Rzucidlo, fifth grade science teacher, Montlieu Elementary School/GCS

Jennifer F. Brown
, biology instructor, Robeson Community College and Sharon D. Oxendine, biology teacher, St. Pauls High School

Eric N. Wiebe, associate professor, North Carolina State University and Robert H. Matheson III, principal, Wake North Carolina State University STEM Early College High School


About the Conference:
  Preliminary Program (pdf)
  Conference Highlights