On-Campus Events

April 2018

EPIC Inaugural Conference – Humanities Now: Transformative Teaching
April 5-6, 2018 | Royce Hall | UCLA

UCLA’s Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms (EPIC) Program is pleased to invite you to its inaugural conference, Humanities Now: Transformative Teaching on April 5-6, 2018. This conference encompasses many of EPIC’s investments towards innovative teaching and learning in the humanities during the program’s five-year span. The event will bring together panelists who are working within the humanities or in interdisciplinary humanities fields and who are committed to creating inclusive and impactful learning environments for students through their pedagogical approaches and research work. Through this conference, humanities teaching will be highlighted as a locus for cutting-edge and culturally responsive teaching, while showcasing the immense value of humanities education.

To RSVP for this event and view the event agenda, please visit: http://epic.ucla.edu/conference/

Opening Reception – Inspirational Illuminations: Reacting to Medieval Manuscripts
April 5, 2018 | 3-5p
UCLA Powell Library Rotunda

You are invited to join the students of History 119D to celebrate the opening of their exhibit “Inspirational illuminations: Reacting to Medieval Manuscripts” on April 5, 3-5pm in the Powell Library Rotunda. The collection of works includes reaction projects to the Getty Center’s summer 2017 exhibit on women in the Middle Ages. The full exhibit will be on display from April 3 through June 15th.

Please come and support our undergraduates. RSVP


Summer Institutes - Scientific Teaching in Practice Webinar

View the schedule for Spring 2018 and review past webinars on the SI website.

5-Minute Teaching Ideas
April 20, 12-1 PT
This webinar will focus on sharing short learning activities that can be quickly implemented in the classroom without significant prep work. (https://yale.zoom.us/j/905450379)

Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs)
May 18, 12-1 PT
Join in for a lively discussion about implementing CURE-based learning environments for both majors and non-majors. (https://yale.zoom.us/j/241718151)

National Events and Conferences

CSUF HSI Conference – Dissecting the STEM Education Ecosystem in Hispanic Serving Institutions: Regional Insights from Southern California
April 25-27, 2018 | Marriott Fullterton, Fullerton, CA

The three-day workshop will discuss six topics relevant to and representing the ecosystem processes of undergraduate STEM education at HSIs: preparing pre-college students, transforming the first-year college experience, smoothing transitions from two- to four-year HSIs, building coalition among stakeholders in the undergraduate research experience, removing academic barriers, and sustaining ecosystems on HSI campuses.

National STEM Education Center (NSEC) 2018 National Conference
June 6-8, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Hotel, Columbus, OH

Call for proposals coming soon in January! Poster abstracts must be submitted by April 30th.
Early discount registration rates runs until April 3 ($385), at which point we will transition to regular registration until May 9 ($405), and late registration until June 6 ($425).

Wicked Problems: Investigating Real-World Problems in the Biology Classroom (Summer Workshop 2018)
June 18-23, 2018 | Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA

Climate change. Emerging infectious diseases. Water quality. Crop production. We invite you to explore how to use wicked problems like these to engage your students in your classroom, and beyond. Wicked problems are open-ended, complex problems without clear solutions, which involve both social and scientific challenges. These problems are a space to add effective pedagogical approaches such as case pedagogies, and community based or place-based learning. Wicked problems also provide a rich space to include systems thinking, interdisciplinary approaches, and quantitative skills such as data science and modeling.

2018 ASCN Systematic Change Institute
July 18-20, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

The Institute is designed to support campus change agents in using institutional change strategies to advance STEM change projects to greater scale and sustainability. Institute participants will learn about the national context and drivers for change, theories and frameworks of change and the logistics of managing change projects to advance them to scale and sustainability. The Systemic Change Institute is a year-long commitment from ASCN to support teams, and a commitment by teams to work with mentors toward achieving project goals. Institute participants will be mentored throughout the year by STEM leaders, researchers, and change agents who have experience with reform projects. Virtual progress meetings will also be scheduled throughout the following year, and mentors will make one site visit to each team’s institution.

2018 PKAL STEM Leadership Institute
Institute I: July 10-15, 2018
Institute II: July 17-22, 2018
The Claggett Center, Adamstown, MD

CourseSource Writing Studio Workshop
July 25-27, 2018 | University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Editorial board members for the journal CourseSource are hosting a Writing Studio workshop just ahead of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) meeting in July. This opportunity is open to instructors who teach biology to undergraduate students (including faculty, graduate students, and postdocs) and are interested in publishing their work in CourseSource. The Writing Studio will provide time for you to work on your CourseSource manuscript, receive advice and feedback from editorial staff, and connect you with other prospective authors.

Please complete an application online at https://umaine.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9Nwey8Qj4aeoso5
Application review will begin on May 4, 2018. 

2018 SABER National Meeting
July 27-29, 2018 | University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

2018 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education
July 29 – August 2, 2018 | Notre Dame University

The 25th BCCE is designed to provide you with opportunities for interacting with chemistry instructors of all levels in formal and informal settings. There will be a mixture of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops, chemical demonstrations, poster sessions, exhibits and tours of chemistry research areas.

2018 SENCER Summer Institute
August 2-5, 2018 | Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

2018 SACNAS Conference – The National Diversity in STEM Conference
October 11-13, 2018 | San Antonio, TX

SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.

2018 POD Network Annual Conference
November 14-18, 2018 | Hilton Portland Downtown, Portland, OR