Hone your science communication skills at a two-day workshop at OMSI in Portland, OR! Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to a non-scientist? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in general media and used in policy? Have you wondered just what they’re teaching about science these days? We don’t have all the answers, but we can try to help!
Please join the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning for a seminar and discussion with Howard Gobstein, Executive Vice President of the Science and Mathematics Teaching Imperative at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The seminar will focus on insights about the disconnect between the evidence about effective teaching and our dominant practices based on funded projects underway at APLU.
Join us for an introductory workshop to learn about and practice design thinking to create participant focused outreach and engagement activities. This workshop is fast paced and highly interactive, please come ready to be creative!
Join us on Monday, May 23rd from 3-4 in the Linus Pauling Science Center, room 125. We'll hear from Dennis Schatz, Senior Advisor at the Pacific Science Center, who will talk about how and why we need scientists to communicate with the public. His presentation will also touch on the Portal to the Public program and network and its research examining the benefits and challenges of engaging scientists with the public.
The Department of Chemistry and the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning welcome Cornell University Professor of Science Communication Bruce Lewenstein, who will share reflections on the new 2016 National Academies’ report entitled “Communicating Chemistry: A Framework for Sharing Science”. Dr. Lewenstein served as a member of the consensus committee charged with drafting the report.
The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology invites you to hear a talk by Dr. Martin Storksdieck in ALS 4001 on Thursday, September 24th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Dr. Storksdieck will present on diversity and underrepresentation in higher education. A discussion will immediately follow.
May 21st at 4:00 pm in Milam 215, ESTEME@OSU and Dr. Eric Weber will host Dr. Jess Ellis of Colorado State University. Dr. Ellis will present her research focusing on GTA’s development as innovative instructors while discussing two models of PD Programs that support them, as both primary instructors and recitation leaders, in enacting successful student-centered instruction.
Abstract: Supporting Graduate Students as Innovative Instructors
In mid May, the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning and the Center for Teaching and Learning will co-host a series of salons on the National Academies' report "Reaching Students: What Research Says About Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering". Though the times and dates are to be determined, you can prepare for our salons by reading through the report, which can be found here:
Hosted by the ESTEME@OSU project team on Monday, May 11th in Milam 215 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, the ESTEME project team will emcee an informal showcase and discussion of what different STEM units around campus do to provide graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants with training, orientation, and support for their teaching assignments.
Apply now for the 2017-18 cohort of ESTEME@OSU's Action Research Fellow program! Earn $3,000 for conducting research about improving undergraduate teaching practices at OSU. Applications due April 30, 2017.