Otterbein University

Ohio-PKAL First Annual Conference

Increasing STEM Student Success in Higher Education

May 16, 2015
Otterbein University
1 South Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081

Keynote Speaker

Scott Freeman, lead author of Active Learning Increases Student Success in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Program Overview

The inaugural OH-PKAL conference showcases the following evidence-based practices:

  • Meeting the Needs of Underprepared STEM Students
  • Promoting Effective Learning in Large Lecture Classrooms
  • Improving First-Year Experiences
  • Improving Upper-level STEM Experiences

To learn about the conference schedule, and specific sessions, please visit the program here.

Registration and Fees

Per person registration is $65 (lunch included).  Registration is closed.  


Dorm housing is available at nearby Capital University (~25  min from Otterbein).  Single occupancy is $65 per room per night; double occupancy $38 per bed per night, excluding linens (bring-your-own or rent for $19).

The following nearby hotels advertise vacancy that weekend:

Four Points by Sheraton
8505 Pulsar Place
Columbus, OH  43240

Holiday Inn Express, Sunbury
7301 E State Rte 37
Sunbury, OH 43074

Cambria Suites
9100 Lyra Drive
Columbus, OH  43240


For additional information about the conference or proposal submission, please contact:

Conference Chair
Dr. Paul Wendel
Otterbein University

Conference Co-Chair
Dr. Terry Lahm
Capital University