Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference: Session Materials and Resources

AAC&U thanks the session facilitators and poster presenters for sharing their work.  Resources and materials are provided at the discretion of the facilitators. Additional materials will be posted over the next few weeks.

Keynotes

Keynote Address - November 8: Transform STEM Education by Teaching Students How to Learn: Metacognition is the Key!
Saundra Y. McGuire—Louisiana State University
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Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-conference workshop #5: Scaffolding Signature Assignments to Build STEM Identity Using ePortfolios
Preethi Radhakrishnan, Tonya Hendrix, Olga Calderon, Kevin Mark, Richa Gupta, and Dionne Miller—all of LaGuardia Community College
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Discussions Materials

Discussions #1.8: One Size Does NOT Fit All: Promoting Growth Mindsets in College Students
Thomas Mennella and Princy Quadros-Mennella—both of Westfield State University
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Discussions #2.7: The Genomics Education Partnership: Challenges for Sustainability
Anne Rosenwald—Georgetown University
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Discussions #2.8: Designing and Implementing Humanistic STEM Initiatives
Debra Bourdeau and Beverly Wood—both of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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Discussions #3.5: Transforming the First Year in Engineering using Hands-on Projects
Kurt Rhoads—Case Western Reserve University
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Discussions #4.6: Which Interventions are Needed for STEM Success?
Harold Stanislaw—California State University-Stanislaus
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Discussions #6.3: Lessons Learned from Each Other: Creating Professional Learning Communities
Jamie Schneider, Rebecca Haley, Arriety Lowell, and Kathy Tomlinsonall of University of Wisconsin-River Falls
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Discussions #7.3: Lessons Learned from Each Other: Creating Professional Learning Communities
M. Bompadre, James Bretz, and Tracy Kaiser-Goebelall of Montgomery County Community College
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Discussions #7.4: Evolution of Peer Assisted Learning at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution
Lisa Kroutil, Jamie Schneider, Arriety Lowell, Nathan Wildenberg, Kathy Tomlinson, and Glenn Spicazk—all of University of Wisconsin-River Falls
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Discussions #7.5: Imagining Relationally: A Critical Bridge between Theory and Practice
Yousef Jalali—Virginia Tech
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Discussions #8.3: Community-Based STEM Experiential Learning
Ellene Contis and Batoul Abdallah—both of Eastern Michigan University
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Ideation/Innovation Materials

Ideation/Innovation Session #1.2: How to Keep Us: Student Voices on What Works for Transfer Retention in STEM
Angela DosAlmas—Mills College; and Valerie Imbruce—Binghamton University
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Ideation/Innovation Session #1.3: Communicating Science with Infographics
Debra Hydorn—University of Mary Washington
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Ideation/Innovation Session #2.1: Catalyzing a Student Action Team for Improving Inclusivity in STEM
Barbara Lom and Esther Lherisson—both of Davidson College
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Ideation/Innovation Session #2.3: IDEAs for Transformative Learning and Reflection in STEM
Lorelle Meadows—Michigan Technological University
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Ideation/Innovation Session #3.2: Map the Way to Better Thinking
Jayme Wheeler and Camille Pace—both of Georgia Highlands College
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Ideation/Innovation Session #3.2: Exploring and Addressing Fixed Mindset among STEM Faculty and Its Impact
Anne Kelsch—University of North Dakota
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Ideation/Innovation #4.1: Plastic Pervasiveness and Pollution: Polymer Education for Preservice Teachers
Amy Johnson and Victoria Hillboth of Eastern Michigan University
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Ideation/Innovation #4.3: Assessing the Student-Centeredness of STEM Communications
Melissa Oddo and Lesley Berhanboth of the University of Toledo
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Ideation/Innovation #5.2: IDEAS for Advancing Science Communication and Interdisciplinary Education
Lois Trautvetter and Michelle Paulsenboth of Northwestern University
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Ideation/Innovation #5.3: Developing Undergraduate Student Autonomy in Scientific Research
Stacy Amico-Ruvio and David Stewart—both of D'Youville College
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Ideation/Innovation #7.2: Diversity beyond Content: Examining Physical and Life Science Fields
Allison BrckaLorenz and Christen Priddie—both of the National Survey of Student Engagement; and Heather Haeger—California State University-Monterey Bay
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Ideation/Innovation #8.1: Examining Climate Change through an Interdisciplinary Learning Community
Amy Johnson and Mary Bautista—both of Eastern Michigan University
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Posters

Poster #12: Research with Community Partners to Engage Minority STEM Majors at an HSI
Angela Frey—Alverno College
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Poster #15: Advanced Investigative Experiences in Biology as Authentic CUREs
Jacqueline Wittke-Thompson—University of St. Francis
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Poster #17: STEM Peer Role Models Build Strong, Sustainable STEM Communities
Ariel Firebaugh, Tara Phelps-Durr, Anna Curtis, Rhett Herman, Sarah Kennedy, Jeanne Mekolichick, Todd Rutkowski, and Orion Rogers—all of Radford University
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Poster #17a: Project-Based Learning in Physics - Seeing the Physicist Within
Todd Rutkowski—Radford University
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Poster #20: Beyond Gen Ed: Effective Communication and Collaboration in STEM Education
Rena Levitt and Alexandra Terrana—both of Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute
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Poster #25: Transferring Rube Goldberg Projects from a Pilot to an Engineering Course
Yanjun Yan—Western Carolina University
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Poster #28: Intrusive Advising in Improving Student Success in STEM Disciplines
Richard Jarman—College of DuPage
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Poster #29: Broadening STEM Participation through Institutional Collaboration
John Kaup and John Wheeler—both of Furman University
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Poster #37: Preventing a Boondoggle: Short-Term Research Abroad Experience
Kelly George—Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
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Poster #39: Student Predictions as a Means of Conceptual Change in Biology
Ann Davis—Texas Woman's University
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Poster #56: Promoting a Socially Relevant Interdisciplinary Approach to Science
Thomas Kling—Bridgewater STate University
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Poster #57: Peer-Led Biology Workshops Increase Active Learning and Metacognition
Suann Yang, Jani Lewis, and Robert Feissner—all of State University of New York College at Geneseo
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Poster #62: Student Career Decision Self-Efficacy Increases in Highly Structured Course
Rachel Kennison—University of California-Los Angeles
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Poster #67: Yeast ORFan Gene Project: Finding a Place for ORFans to GO
Steve Johnston—North Central College
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Poster #68: Promoting Inquiry-Based Teaching in STEM: Professional Development for Teaching Assistants
Susan Stapleton and Jan Gabel-Goes—both of Western Michigan University
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Poster #71: Building a Large-Scale Sustainable Engineering Faculty Development Program
Sarah Hoyt—Arizona State University
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Poster #79: A Multidisciplinary Faculty and Professional Staff Learning Community to Support Retention
Itzick Vatnick, Amy Yarlett, and Louise Liable-Sands—all of Widener University
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Poster #80: The ASCN Systemic Change Institute: Planning with the Change Dashboard
Kate White—Western Michigan University
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Poster #82: Bridging Diverse Disciplines: Engineers and Educators Expand STEM Pipeline
Mary Ann Jacobs—Manhattan College
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Poster #89: STEM Pathways and Partnerships for a Diverse Digital Technologies Workforce
Janet Chen—Business Higher Education Forum
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Poster #90: STEM Pathways and Partnerships for a Diverse Digital Technologies Workforce
Janet Chen—Business Higher Education Forum
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Poster #97: Undergraduates' Epistemic Cognition for Evaluating Data Visualizations
Charlotte Bolch—University of Florida
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Poster #100: Critical Soft Skills and the STEM Professional
Elizabeth Kranz—Post University
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Poster #104: Early Impacts of Seminars and Mentoring in an Interdisciplinary S-STEM
Joseph Brobst—Old Dominion University
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Workshop Materials

Workshop #1.5:Strategies and Tools to Study and Evaluate STEM Education-Oriented Projects
Richard Kopec—St. Edward's University; and Michelle Burd—Burd's Eye View Co.
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Workshop #1.6: Transforming Science Educatin with Three-Dimensional Teaching and Learning
Cori Fata-Hartley and Rebecca Matz—both of Michigan State University
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Workshop #2.4: It Takes a Department to Shift a Paradigm: Starting in the Lab!
Natalie Mountjoy, Kerrie McDaniel, and Noami Rowland—all of Western Kentucky University
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Workshop #2.6: Shared Vision Framework: Problem Sovling Using Team-Based Systems Thinking
Christelle Sabatier—Santa Clara University; and Kyle Gipson—James Madison University
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Workshop #4.8: Connecting and Coordinating Efforts to Increase Evidence-Based Teaching
Kerry Brenner—National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Cassandra Horii—Caltech Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach; and Jim Swartz—Grinnell College
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Workshop #5.8: Getting Started with Mastery Grading
Rachel Weir, Craig Dodge, and Alice Deckert—all of Allegheny College
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Workshop #6.8: Teaching Scientific Writing at Scale: Bins, Coaches, and Data
A. Johnson—Wake Forest University
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Workshop #8.6: Transforming STEM Higher Education through Scholarly Evaluation of Teaching
Noah Finkelstein—University of Colorado Boulder; and Doug Ward—University of Kansas
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