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3rd Annual STEM Day at MSU: Impact of Low Math Performance on the Future of STEM Education

posted Oct 10, 2011, 2:41 PM by Jon Sticklen   [ updated Oct 10, 2011, 2:51 PM ]
Tuesday, October 18, 2011  
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
Parlor BC, MSU Union  

The purpose of the symposium is to establish a national context related to the impact of low math performance on the future of STEM education, to highlight current MSU efforts to address these issues and to foster greater future coordination among these efforts.  

Workshop Overview

Keynote Speaker – Dr. James Sellers, Penn State University; Setting the National Context for understanding the impact of low math placement on the future of STEM disciplines.

Dr. James A. Sellers is Professor of Mathematics and Director of Undergraduate Mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from The University of Texas at San Antonio and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Penn State. In the past few years, Professor Sellers has received the Teresa Cohen Mathematics Service Award from the Penn State Department of Mathematics and the Mathematical Association of America Allegheny Mountain Section Mentoring Award. More than 60 of Professor Sellers's research articles on partitions and related topics have been published in a wide variety of peer-reviewed journals. In 2008, he pursued further studies in this area as a visiting scholar at the Isaac Newton Institute at the University of Cambridge. Additionally, Dr. has enjoyed many interactions at the high school and middle school levels.

Current Efforts at MSU: Panel Presentation / Discussion by various units across the MSU campus on how they are addressing low math

Facilitated Breakout Discussions with Workshop Attendees on several aspects of "How can MSU better address the impact of low math performance on STEM disciplines?" The entire group of attendees will then reconvene to hear highlights from the breakout sessions and formulate next steps for further coordinated action.

This workshop is generously sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Lyman Briggs College, the College of Natural Science, and the College of Engineering/Center for Engineering Education Research. 

For more information, please contact Kelly Millenbah, millenba@msu.edu or 517-353-4802.

For registration visit the MSU FOD website, and the page: http://fod.msu.edu/STEM/registeronline.asp