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
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.
Friday, November 4th, 2016 from 9am-5pm
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:
Links for 2015 Expanding Undergraduate Success in Biology Conference