PKAL Regional Network

Best Practices in STEM and Integrating Undergraduates into Research

2017 Massachusetts PKAL Network Winter Meeting

Worcester State University
Ghosh Science and Technology Center
Worcester, MA 01602

You are invited to the 2017 Massachusetts PKAL Network Winter Meeting hosted by Worcester State University on January 11, 2017. The daylong workshop features faculty from public and private 2– and 4–year higher education institutions sharing best practices in STEM. Topics included (but are not limited to):

  • Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research
  • 2–year and 4–year Pathways
  • Writing and Technology in STEM
  • First Year and Capstone Experiences
  • Inclusion in STEM, and
  • Course Based Research.

Keynote Address: Keeping Science Real: The Agonies and Ecstasies of the UMass iCons Program

Scott Auerbach

Scott Auerbach (Professor of Chemistry, UMass Amherst) brings his passion for teaching and research to the field of theoretical chemistry and renewable energy. As the Director of the novel Integrative Concentration in Science (iCons) Program for undergraduates in STEM he led in development of new curricula, assessment, and marketing of the iCons Program.


2017 Massachusetts PKAL Network Winter Meeting is on January 11, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Breakfast opens at 8 am. All sessions will be housed in the Ghosh Science and Technology Center at Worcester State University. For more schedule details, please refer to the preliminary program. Participants will receive their parking pass via email. If you did not receive your parking pass, please contact Sarah at [email protected].

Event Registration

Event registration is closed. The registration fee is $50 per person, and includes breakfast and lunch. The registration deadline is extended to December 30.

For further information, please contact the meeting co-chairs at: [email protected]

Douglas E. Kowalewski, Ph.D., Worcester State University
Daron Barnard, Ph.D., Worcester State University