University of Findlay

2017 Ohio-PKAL Annual Conference

Evidence-Based STEM Education: Teaching and Student Success

May 20, 2017
University of Findlay
1000 N. Main St.
Findlay, OH 45840

Ohio Project Kaleidoscope (OH-PKAL) is pleased to announce registration for our 3nd annual conference, Evidence-Based STEM Education: Teaching and Student Success, held on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. We have a full day of oral presentations, roundtables, and posters addressing undergraduate STEM education.

The Conference Committee has compiled a vibrant program promoting evidence-based practices across four important threads of STEM education for this one day conference.

  • Teaching STEM Service Courses to Non-majors
  • Integration of Effective Mathematics Teaching across the STEM Curriculum
  • Promoting Effective Learning Across Teaching Environments (e.g., lecture, lab, field, community, online)
  • Increasing Retention and Graduation Rates of Underprepared STEM Students

The conference begins with on-site registration at 8:00 AM on Saturday May 20, 2017 followed by the opening welcome at 8:30 AM and keynote address by Dr. Daniel Brahier from Bowling Green State University.  Dr. Brahier is a leader in mathematics education and Director of ACTION at Bowling Green. His address is entitled: The Six Principles for Preparing Highly-Qualified STEM Teachers.

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

Conference Registration

The conference registration fee is $85 for professionals with travel support and $55 for students or professionals without travel support and includes continental breakfast, lunch and conference materials. Click here to register. 


There are several local hotels but the following three are offering rooms at special rates for the conference:

Findlay Inn:
Findlay Inn and Conference Center: $72.00 (additional charge of $12 per person)
(419) 422-5682
Group Code: OHPKAL

Drury Hotels:
Single $95; Double $95; Triple:  $105; Quad:  $115
Call in: 1-800-325-0720  Group # 2288394
Group# 2288394
(Drury does not use Group Name but a number.)

Country Inn & Suites:
2 Queen Bed Standard:  $80
Call Hotel directly:  (419) 422-4200
Group Name:  OHRKAL (unfortunately that is “R” in the code and not “P”)

Questions can be directed to Conference Chair 

Dr. Jeffrey Frye
University of Findlay