Inaugural conference to explore cross-disciplinary STEM ed

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Inaugural conference to explore cross-disciplinary STEM ed


The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will host an exploration of cross-disciplinary themes and directions in STEM education as part of the inaugural X-DBER Conference on May 18-19 at the Nebraska Union.

With a particular focus on the undergraduate level, the conference will give researchers, faculty, students and program directors a chance to discuss and advance research that forms the basis of national recommendations for improving STEM education.

X-DBER 2020 will also feature nationally recognized keynote speakers and foster cross-disciplinary conversation on several core themes:

  • Educational tools and interventions: Kathy Perkins, physics, University of Colorado-Boulder

  • Learning and cognitive research: Joanne Lobato, mathematics, San Diego State University

  • Diversity, inclusion and equity: Alex Mejia, engineering, University of San Diego

  • Integrating disciplinary practices: Nicole Becker, chemistry, University of Iowa

  • Student experiences and affect: Beth Schussler, biology, University of Tennessee

Participants are welcome to submit abstracts for talks and a poster session. Abstracts are due by March 31, and registration closes on April 17. Financial support for hotel accommodations will be provided for a limited number of participants. To register, submit abstracts and learn more, click here.

The conference is organized by Brian Couch, associate professor of biological sciences; Joe Dauer, associate professor in the School of Natural Resources; Tomas Helikar, associate professor of biochemistry; and Alena Moon, assistant professor of chemistry.

X-DBER 2020 is supported by the NebraskaSCIENCE Program of Excellence and the Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education.

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