Opportunity for Junior Faculty in Science, Math, and Engineering – STEMES Workshop in May
Vanderbilt is a member of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Network, a NSF-funded group of six universities working to prepare future science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty members to implement and advance best teaching practices. One of the CIRTL Network’s signature programs is the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Scholars (STEMES) Program, a multi-day workshop on teaching practices for junior faculty members in those disciplines. The STEMES Program, now in its 14th year, actually pre-dates CIRTL, but CIRTL Network campuses now host the event every May. Vanderbilt hosted the program in 2009, and this year Michigan State University takes a turn.
The 2010 STEMES Program runs May 18-20 at MSU. Topics include course design, problem-based learning, assessment, and cooperative learning. Program facilitators include experienced STEM educators from across the CIRTL Network. Applications are being accepted now. Visit the 2010 STEMES Program Web site for more details.
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