STEM Speaker Series



Leading researchers on national reforms, institutional change and best evidence-based teaching (EBT) practices provide insights and add momentum for change in STEM education transformation at USF.  

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Past Speakers

Dr. Noah Finkelstein, Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder, (March 9, 2017). Taking a Scholarly Route to Institutional Transformation: Theory, Practice, and Tools to Support Educational Improvement.

Dr. Andrea Beach, Professor of Higher Education Leadership and Co-Director of the Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education (CRICPE) at Western Michigan University, (February 2, 2017). Systemic Approaches to Facilitating Undergraduate STEM Change.

Dr. David Laude, Senior Vice Provost at the University of Texas at Austin (April 26, 2016). Creating a Campus Culture Where Every Student Graduates

Dr. Chris Rasmussen, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics at San Diego State University (April 8, 2016). Findings from a National Study of Calculus Programs

Dr. Keith Weber, Professor of Mathematics Education at Rutgers University (April 1, 2016). Reasons Why Students Do Not Learn STEM Practices from Their Lectures

Dr. Marco Molinaro, Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Effectiveness at University of California Davis, (March 3, 2016). Using Data to Inform, Drive and Scale (STEM) Instructional Reform

Dr. Davis Jenkins; Columbia University (November 20, 2015). Strengthening Community College STEM Baccalaureate Transfer Pathways

Dr. Cathy Middlecamp;  University of Wisconsin-Madison (October 21, 2015). Sustainability: What, How, and Why Now? Version 2.0

Dr. Gabriela Weaver; University of Massachusetts. (April 21, 2015 ). Shifting the Teaching Culture in a Research University to Student-Centered Approaches

Dr. Michael Klymkowsky; University of Colorado Boulder (Feb. 17, 2015). The Challenges of Active Learning and Coherent Curricula in the Sciences

Dr. Shirley Malcom; Head of Education and Human Resources Programs at American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (Dec. 2, 2014). Undergraduate STEM Education: Moving Diverse Populations from the Margins to the Center

Dr. Linda Slakey; Senior Advisor for the Association of American Universities (AAU) STEM Initiative, former Director Undergraduate Division National Science Foundation (NSF) (Nov. 4, 2014). Making Student-Centered Teaching the New Normal: Are We at a Tipping Point?

Dr. Jay Labov; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (Oct. 8, 2014). The Changing National Landscape of Undergraduate STEM Education

Dr. E. William Wischusen; Louisiana State University (Sept. 9, 2014). Impact of a Pre-Freshman Boot Camp on Student Performance

Dr. Melanie Cooper; Michigan State University (April 18, 2014). Evidence-Based Approaches to STEM Education

Dr. George Kuh; Indiana University (March 5, 2014). Fostering STEM Student Engagement: What Matters

Dr. Richard Pollenz; University of South Florida (February 18, 2014). Understanding Institutional Data Can Inspire University-Wide Adoption of Evidence-Based Practices in STEM Education

Dr. Vasti Torres; University of South Florida (January 14, 2014). Do Students Under-represented in STEM Experience the Learning Environment Differently?

Dr. Adrianna Kezar; University of Southern California (December 10, 2013). STEM Education, Shared Leadership, and You

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