Expanding Undergraduate Success in STEM 2016 Conference

You are cordially invited to attend

 

2nd Annual Conference

Expanding Undergraduate Success in STEM

November 4, 2016

 

DEADLINE TO RSVP IS OCTOBER 12TH, 2016

 

What

The goal for this 2nd in a series of four annual conferences is to improve how we support all students interested in pursuing a STEM major, especially those from historically underrepresented groups.

 

At last year’s conference, 100 STEM faculty, professional staff, post-docs, and graduate students gathered to begin this work. Since then, Working Groups have started to plan activities and organize resources for the campus to improve its STEM Advising, Teaching, and Mentoring.

 

At this year’s conference:

 

1.      Social science and institutional researchers will share their findings to help us better define the barriers and identify solutions to improve student success. They are:

 

·  Dr. Marco Molinaro, UC Davis who works to: 1) improve and evolve the introductory undergraduate curriculum, 2) understand and measure change with new analytics tools and approaches that guide instructional improvement and, 3) develop actionable student success models.

·    Dr. Mica Estrada, UC San Francisco who conducts research on the psychosocial impacts of programs on the persistence of students in STEM.

·    Dr. Andrew Eppig, UC Berkeley whose research examines campus climate as it affects student perceptions of support.

 

2.      Your Berkeley colleagues from the Working Groups will report on their progress, give you a chance to share your opinion and expertise, and ask for your help to develop activities to improve how we advise, teach, and mentor our STEM majors.

 

When

Friday, November 4th, 2016 from 9am-5pm

 

Where

International House, UC Berkeley

 

Sponsors

Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Berkeley Campus

 

Please take this opportunity to join forces to empower talented undergraduates from diverse backgrounds to succeed in STEM majors and careers.

 

USEFUL LINKS FOR 2016:

 SPEAKER BIOS

SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS

CONFERENCE AGENDA

 

Links for 2015 Expanding Undergraduate Success in Biology Conference 

SPEAKER BIOS

SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS

CONFERENCE AGENDA