Registration open for STEM Education Research Retreat

Second STEM Education Research retreat
Second STEM Education Research retreat

Please join us for the second STEM Education Research Retreat on Tuesday, October 18, in Hardin Hall on UNL East Campus. This retreat is intended for all faculty, staff, postdoctoral research assistants, and students (graduate and undergraduate) who are conducting Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics Education (STEM) Research on the UNL campus. The goals of this retreat are to provide an avenue for the STEM Education Research community to learn about one another’s projects and develop research collaborations.

The retreat consists of two main events:

Knowledge sharing: An interactive poster session, allowing an opportunity for participants to showcase their teaching, extension, and/or research programs designed to foster science or STEM literacy will take place between 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM. Presenters will be asked to provide a brief 1-2 minute overview of their work and contribute a poster through which to communicate and engage with other attendees as part of the session.

NSF funding: Thomas Higgins and Thomas Kim, Program Officers in the Division of Undergraduate Education within the NSF Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR) will join us remotely. They will provide an overview of EHR programs where there are real opportunities for UNL faculty to compete, including IUSE, S-STEM, Noyce, and ECR. They will also provide some context about the increasing importance of STEM education research at NSF and offer some nuts and bolts pointers about doing business with NSF.

Come and share your research projects, learn about NSF opportunities, and develop your research network!

The deadline to register or present a poster is Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.

For more information about the retreat and to register, please go to:

Please email questions to Marilyne Stains (

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