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Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching & Learning Conference

Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching & Learning Conference
March 3-4, 2017
Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
About the Conference:

The Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching & Learning Conference will bring attention to the importance of learning support and remediation to student success in STEM courses across Georgia’s institutions of higher education. It will provide space for showcasing and discussing the work that is happening to advance STEM teaching and learning. Our hope is this conference will serve as a channel for extending learning opportunities accessible through web-based resources. Participants are invited from all USG colleges and universities, private higher education institutions within the southeast region, research institutions, and K-12 schools.

Conference Strands:
  1. Research in STEM Education – Specific teaching and student learning in the classroom, online, or blended contexts in a high education context. Also the research questions, methodologies, evidence, analyses, results, implications, and applications. It must be indicated in the proposal (and finalized abstract) if the presentation is about a research project in progress, or if it is about a completed research project.
  2. Non-Research – Analysis or synthesis of the nature, role and meaning of the scholarship of teaching and learning; its integration or recognition in an academic cultures; how to initiate and develop projects; ways to promote, foster and support those engaging in such scholarship; how interdisciplinary STEM can directly improve student learning outcomes; the problems and benefits of international collaboration, and many other possibilities.
    • Teaching and Learning in the STEM Field
      • Teaching
      • Learning
      • Non-traditional educational experiences
    • Interdisciplinary STEM Education
      • Authentic learning
      • Meet the standards
      • Collaborating across disciplines
      • Working with community partners
  3. Research Project
    • Non-Research Project – Teaching and Learning in the STEM Field
    • Non-Research Project – Interdisciplinary STEM Education
About the i2STEMe Institute:

The Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education (i2STEMe) mission is to establish collaborative interdisciplinary programs committed to excellence in STEM teaching and learning in both formal K-20 education and informal settings. The i2STEMe strives to create broadly inclusive partnerships across academia, businesses, educational institutes, and research centers in the coastal plain of Georgia. The institute supports professional development, outreach, curricular development, and research in the STEM education through custom-designed projects, grant-funded projects, research projects and summer experiences. The institute also strives to establish interdisciplinary STEM education programs for teachers, faculty, and students through professional development programs, interdisciplinary STEM courses, undergraduate minors, master’s degrees, and Ph.D. degrees in interdisciplinary STEM. The i2STEMe provides expertise in the development, submission, implementation, and evaluation of grants and project by identifying funding opportunities, collaborative partnership development, reviewing and assisting with proposal submissions, assisting with the development of supplemental documents such as budgets, budget justification, and data plans. They strive to address broader impact initiatives, evaluation components, and purchasing and planning events.

Letter from the Director

Dear Conference Participants:

The Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching and Learning Conference is quickly approaching. As Director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education (i 2 STEM e ) I welcome you to Savannah, Georgia on March 2-4 for the event. The conference will provide national experts, regional panels, and sessions on research in STEM education and on STEM teaching practice from K-16. Just as important it will provide the opportunity for you to strengthen ties with your colleagues and develop new professional connections, while enjoying the beautiful Savannah historic district. The i 2 STEM e is proud to continue the Georgia Southern University STEM Conference of the past four years and expand it to Southeast Regional event. On behalf of the Conference Coordinator, Lisa Stueve, and myself thank you for signing on and we look forward to greeting all of you upon your arrival in Savannah.

Robert Mayes, Ph.D.
Director i²STEMe
Georgia Southern University

Planning Committee:
  • Lisa Stueve
  • Marsha Pate
  • Kania Greer
  • Lisa Millsaps
  • Evans Afriyie-Gyawu
  • Robert Mayes
Presentation Reviewers:
  • Lisa Stueve
  • Lisa Millsaps
Presentation types:

2 workshops  GSTA and one other – both will be on Saturday
20 stand alone presentations (45 min)
24 research paper presentations (that will be combined into 12 sessions) (20 min each)
5 posters we are working on a couple more of these

College Presenters are from:

Georgia:  Southern, State, UGA, GGC, Kennesaw, Dalton State & Valdosta
New Jersey (keynote)

K12 Presenters are from:


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