2021 Massachusetts PKAL Network Winter Meeting

STEM Ed in the Time of COVID19

January 7, 2021
A Virtual Meeting Hosted by Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280

Event Overview
COVID19 has altered much about our world, and higher education. Classrooms and labs have largely been replaced with computer screens. Disparities in health and wellness, the digital divide, the resources available to students and educators alike are starkly in evidence. How do we teach in this COVID19 era? What do we teach? This virtual meeting will explore aspects of STEM education in the new world – online and hybrid delivery, student wellness and engagement, COVID as subject matter, and more. The day will begin with a student panel, sharing their experiences and hopes for their continuing education, and will also include a panel of higher education professionals sharing their thoughts about the student pipeline into higher ed and careers after degrees.

View the "Schedule at a Glance."

Event Registration
Click here to register. The general registration fee is $35 per person. The registration deadline is January 6. Space is limited. 

Non-tenure-track STEM faculty are encouraged to attend, and are eligible to receive a registration fee waiver. Waivers are limited. First-come, first served. The waiver is contingent on participation in a one-hour listening session for non-tenure track STEM faculty attendees and the PKAL executive office. This listening session will serve to inform the future ways in which PKAL is able to ensure that the professional development needs of our non-tenure track colleagues are met. To receive the waiver, register here and select "Adjunct Faculty" registration. 

About Event Host
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a STEM-focused, purpose-driven community of educators and researchers, has been the global leader in project-based learning for 50 years. An impact maker for higher education and the world, WPI prepares confident, competent problem solvers with a project-based curriculum that immerses students in authentic, real-world experiences.

Questions? Please contact Kristin Wobbe at kwobbe@wpi.edu