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December 2019

STEM Matters: The Formula for Driving Innovation

December 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

View the event website for more information. To succeed, innovative efforts to broaden participation in STEM and to make equity an immutable factor in quality STEM teaching require critical reflection and active engagement from the entire range of stakeholders. This webinar will bring together key institutional leaders, funding agency officers, and professional society representatives for an open and frank discussion of the structural and systemic barriers to quality and equity in undergraduate STEM education. Participants will focus on challenges faced,…

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CEILS Journal Club – Scientific Teaching Scholar: Jessica Cleeves, University of Utah

December 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1100 Terasaki Life Sciences Building

Jessica Cleeves Associate Director Equitable Instruction and Clinical Support The Center for Science and Mathematics Education University of Utah "Practicing Into Inclusion: Utilizing a Learning Assistant Pedagogy Course to Explore and Address Impacts of Structural Oppression on Learning" Biography:  Jess Cleeves holds a BS in Ecology (San Francisco State University), MAT in Secondary Science Education (Stanford University), and an MSW (University of Utah). She began her career in conservation biology, then transitioned to secondary science education. As a teacher in…

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EPSS Distinguished Alumni Lecture: Inspiring Future Innovators Presented by Dr. Laurie Leshinf

December 4 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Young Hall CS 50

Join for the EPSS Distinguished Alumni Lecture: Inspiring Future Innovators with Dr. Laurie Leshin President, Worcester Polytechnic Institute STEM education changes lives. It leads to positive social mobility for students, drives solutions to global challenges, and has the potential to increase the quality of life for people around the world. However, STEM education also faces challenges: diversity and inclusion, the rapidly evolving future of the workforce, and the potential to perpetuate, rather than reduce, societal inequities. Building on her experience…

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November 2019

CEILS Journal Club – Benjamin Ha

November 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1100 Terasaki Life Sciences Building

Benjamin Ha PhD Student Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of California, Los Angeles Title: Student use drawing activities as a study tool, but what do they draw from them academically?

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Online with LSE: Using Genomics as a Lens for Thinking about and Analyzing Classroom Observation Data

November 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

View the event website for more information. This session of Online with LSE hosts Robert Erdmann, Director of Campus Learning Data and Technology, University of Minnesota Rochester, for a discussion about the parallels between classroom observation data and genomics data, and how these parallels can be harnessed within education research. Please click here to RSVP for this webinar.

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Faculty Innovation Luncheon with Matthew Fisher

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The HumTech Learning Lab, Rolfe 2118

View the event website for more information. Interested in creating more opportunities for student engagement and collaboration in your courses? EPIC and HumTech are sponsoring a Faculty Innovation Lunch to explore how they can use annotation for students to practice critical response, peer feedback, translation, and creative practice. Attendees will be able to play with Professor Fisher’s digital annotation tool during the luncheon, and they will provide use cases for different disciplines. Space is limited to 35 attendees to ensure hands-on…

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Film Screening Event: Losing Lena

November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Northwest Campus Auditorium (Sunset Village)

The UCLA Math Department invites you to a screening of Losing Lena, a compelling documentary that examines gender inequality in tech, on Tuesday, November 19th 2019 at 6:30pm on UCLA’s campus. Featuring mathematics professor Deanna Needell, the film examines the story of Lena, a Playboy centerfold from the 70’s who becomes the most used test image in the world’s technology today, and asks the question of whether will we learn from the unconscious biases of the past or be doomed…

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CEILS Journal Club – Jeff Maloy

November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1100 Terasaki Life Sciences Building

Jeff Maloy Academic Administrator Life Science Core Education University of California, Los Angeles Title: M-LoCUS: A scalable intervention enhances growth mindset and internal locus of control in undergraduate students in STEM

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NSF Investigators – Critical Thinking Workshop

November 14 - November 15
Cookeville, TN

View the event website for more information. The training provides an in depth understanding of the CAT and prepares attendees to implement the CAT instrument as an assessment and faculty development tool on their campus. The training focuses on two goals: engaging faculty in scoring student responses on the CAT, and developing course activities that merge discipline content and critical thinking. Attendees will participate in a CAT scoring workshop and score real student responses. This scoring process allows attendees to learn…

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A Focus on Underrepresented Students: Practical Strategies for Inclusive Teaching & Mentoring

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

View the event website for more information. Participants will learn more about research-based, practical strategies for inclusive teaching and mentoring. Although the demographics on campuses worldwide are becoming increasingly diverse, many colleges are struggling with how to foster a more inclusive climate and equitable outcomes for students. This session will highlight the experiences of underrepresented students (to include first-generation, low-income, community college transfer, historically underrepresented racial-minority students, among others). This session also underscores strategies to optimize the interactions we already…

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