Capital University

2016 Ohio-PKAL Annual Conference

Evidence-Based Practices in Undergraduate STEM Education

May 21, 2016
Capital University
1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209-2394

Keynote Speaker

Jennifer Lewis, Professor of Chemistry at the University of South Florida will deliver the conference keynote, “Applied Research for STEM Education.” Dr. Lewis will speak on her work in STEM education research including student learning attitudes and POGIL pedagogy (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning). 

Program Overview

The 2nd Annual OH-PKAL conference showcases the following evidence-based practices:

  • Meeting the Needs of Underprepared STEM Students
  • Promoting Effective Learning Across Teaching Environments (e.g., lecture, lab, field, community, online)
  • Cultivating the Value of Diversity in Science to Attract and Retain Students
  • Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment

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

Registration and Fees

General Registration Fee: $85.00
Professionals with travel support. Fee includes lunch, and materials.

Reduced Registration Fee: $55.00
Students or Professionals without travel support. Fee includes lunch, and materials.

The registration deadline was April 30, 2016.


Dorm housing is available at Capital University.  Single occupancy is $66 per room per night; double occupancy $40 per bed per night, excluding linens (bring-your-own or rent for $20).

Nearby hotels:
Columbus Airport Marriott
1375 N Cassady Ave, Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: (614) 475-7551

Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbus/Airport
2880 Airport Dr, Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: (614) 428-8800

Embassy Suites Columbus Airport
2886 Airport Dr, Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: (614) 536-0500


For additional information about the 2017 conference or proposal submission, please contact:

Conference Chair
Dr. Terry Lahm
Capital University

Conference Co- Chair
Dr. Jeffrey Frye
University of Findlay