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January 2020

New Physics Teacher Workshops – Electricity and Magnetism

January 25
Loyola Marymount University

View the  event website  for more information. The New Physics Teacher Workshops are a series of free, day-long professional development workshops for teachers new to teaching physics. They produce three workshops over the course of each school year, each covering a progressive range of topics. Workshops are currently tailored to high school level teaching, but with overlap under consideration in both age directions. Click here to RSVP.

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SABER West conference

January 18 - January 19
University of California, Irvine

The fourth annual SABER West conference will be held on January 18 and 19, 2020. The goals of the meeting are to: Increase interactions among STEM educators and education researchers. Foster collaborations between 2 year and 4 year institutions. Provide professional development to conduct education research and implement evidence-based teaching practice Important Dates: Abstract Submission Deadline: September 20 Registration Opens: October 15 Early Registration deadline: November 15 Late Registration deadline: January 6, 2020

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2020 PKAL STEM Leadership Institute

January 15 - January 20
Adamstown, Maryland

View the  event website  for more information. Enlightened institutions of higher education recognize the value of cultivating leadership capacity among STEM faculty and administrators. The PKAL STEM Leadership Institute empowers individuals in fully understanding and implementing the theory and practice of navigating the politics of change, addressing inter- and intra-personal conflicts, and re-structuring the institutional systems that limit our capacity for global competitiveness in science and technology. This Institute – uniquely designed for early- and mid-career STEM faculty, principal investigators, and administrators…

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Expert Panel: Broadening Participation in STEM through Community Engagement

January 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This month’s theme focuses on ways that community engagement can support broadening of participation in STEM. We have selected 10 Video presentations that represent three different strategies: 1) students engaging in STEM authentic community problems, 2) intergenerational learning experiences, and 3) students learning about themselves as part of their communities. The resources and blog post set the stage, the expert panel, moderated by Dr. Megan Bang, explores the impact of these different strategies. You are all invited to join the…

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Aspire Internship Information Session: Do you Aspire2Teach and Aspire2Lead?

January 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1100 Terasaki Life Sciences Building

Are you a graduate student or post-doc interested in teaching? Are you looking to explore alternative career options? Have you ever thought of teaching at community colleges? Join us for an informative session this Friday to learn more about our upcoming internship opportunities with the Southern California Regional Collaborative.  

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2020 PKAL STEM Leadership Institute

January 8 - January 13
Adamstown, Maryland

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December 2019

Negotiating Your Academic Job Offer

December 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Online

View the event website for more information. Karen Kelsky, academic consultant,career coach, writer, speaker and Founder and President of The Professor Is In http://www.theprofessorisin.com/ , will walk you through the elements of a typical academic job negotiation, explaining what can and can’t be expected based on size, type and rank of institution, as well as type and field of position (including postdocs). She addresses the topics of multiple offers, leverage, and the rescinded offer. Shows common misunderstandings, errors of approach,…

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STEM Matters: The Formula for Driving Innovation

December 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online

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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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