PKAL Regional Network

2017 Massachusetts PKAL Network Summer Meeting

2017 Massachusetts PKAL Network Summer Meeting

Fitchburg State University
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Please join the Massachusetts PKAL Regional Network for a summer conference focused on ‘STEM students in the community and other high-impact teaching practices’. Presentations and workshops that focus on service learning, community engagement, and STEM in society are encouraged. Topics include:

  • Service learning in STEM courses
  • Crossing disciplinary boundaries in STEM and non-STEM courses
  • Society in STEM courses
  • Technology in the STEM classroom
  • STEM teaching on a budget
  • General high-impact practices

STEM Workforce Development for a Modern Massachusetts
In addition, the conference features a panel of leaders in STEM industries in Massachusetts. Dr. John Warner, President & Chief Technology Officer for Warner Babcock; Mr. Anthony Soares, Manager of Technical Service Business Optimization for Cisco Systems Inc.; and Mr. Thomas Wesley, Director for Waters Technology Corporation, will share their insight into the broad array of skills needed for new entrants to the Massachusetts STEM work force. During the panel discussion, we will explore how faculty can best prepare tomorrow’s workers for long, productive STEM careers. Read about the panelists here.

Learn more about the program here.

Registration is online. Registration is $50 per person and includes breakfast and lunch. The registration deadline is May 24.

For further information, please contact the meeting co-chairs:
Elizabeth S Gordon, Fitchburg State University, [email protected]
Emma Downs, Fitchburg State University, [email protected]