The Center for STEM Learning hosts events throughout the year which feature research from local and national leaders in education and education research.
See synopses of upcoming and past events below or jump to each event using the navigation to the left.
The workshops support faculty in redesigning their courses to effectively incorporate research-based pedagogies, with separate tracks to investigate the use of clickers and peer instruction, assessment, and education research. Various times throughout the semester.
Two-year College Conference
"Using Research in STEM Education to Improve Teaching and Learning: A Conference for Two-year College Faculty." Friday, April 3, 2015, 9 am - 6 pm, at the Center for Community, University of Colorado Boulder.
6th Annual Symposium on STEM Education
This event highlighted some of CU-Boulder and Colorado's groundbreaking education projects in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, introduced a new generation of STEM education scholars, and brought together key Colorado stakeholders. It was a celebration and sharing of work redefining learning and discovery in a global context, and setting of new agendas in education, research, scholarship, and creative work to transform STEM education.
White House College Opportunity Initiative, STEM Education Workshop
On September 22, 2014, The University of Colorado Boulder co-organized a conference with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to address intertwined national challenges in undergraduate STEM education, including access and quality of education, student retention, and the predicted shortfall of 1 million STEM workers by 2022. Nearly 100 stakeholders in key intuitional leadership positions across the country identified key focus areas, including: a renewed focus on institutional commitments and the identification of key opportunities and challenges for educational transformation.
5th Annual Symposium on STEM Education
This event was a celebration of CU-Boulder's internationally recognized STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education initiatives. Our projects are redefining learning and discovery in a global context, and setting new standards in education, research, scholarship, and creative work to transform STEM education. The 5th Annual symposium highlighted some of the ground-breaking STEM education projects on campus, introduced a new generation of STEM education scholars, and brought together key CU-Boulder stakeholders. We celebrated the region's national leadership in STEM education, and learned how we are transforming STEM education at CU-Boulder.
CSL and SEI End-of-Year Event
The Science Education Initiative (SEI) and the Center for STEM Learning (CSL) co-hosted the SEI/CSL End-of-Year Event. This was an opportunity for everyone involved in CU's efforts to improve undergraduate STEM learning to come together and share their work and exchange ideas. The event was held Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 8:30am - 2:00pm in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. There was a poster session featuring various on-campus projects and breakfast and lunch were available.
iSTEM Hosts Fourth Annual Symposium on STEM Education
This two-day celebration brought together many campus programs and key stakeholders within the state and local government of Colorado. Sunday, September 30, 2012 was a kick-off celebration of the Center for STEM Learning, a new center on the CU-Boulder campus. The event was held at the Koenig Alumni Center and hosted Jared Polis and Chancellor Phil DiStefano as keynote speakers. On Monday, October 1, 2012, the Symposium and extended poster session was held at Folsom Stadium Club Level. Fifty-two posters from three universities and over 20 on-campus projects and programs were presented. Visit the 2012 symposium page for photos and details about the event.
iSTEM Hosts Third Annual Symposium on STEM Education
On October 10, 2011, Integrating STEM Education hosted its third annual Symposium on STEM Education. The event was held at Folsom Stadium in the Club Level. Howard Gobstein, the Vice President of Research and Science Policy of the APLU provided the keynote address. In attendance were key stakeholders including members of the Board of Regents, city and state elected officials, university administration, and prominent community members. This symposium provided the opportunity to announce this year's Chancellor's Fellows and bring together the community that is Colorado STEM education. Visit the 2011 symposium page for photos and details about the event.
iSTEM Hosts Workshop About New Colorado Science Standards
On February 15, 2011, iSTEM hosted a workshop on the new Colorado science standards due to be adopted in December. Because of this deadline, there is urgency for University-based professional development groups to better understand the changes un order to better address the needs of Colorado school districts and teachers. Barry Cartwright with the Colorado Department of Education was invited to be a guest speaker.
iSTEM Symposium Celebrates Developing Campus Projects and Decades of Excellence
On November 15, 2010, iSTEM hosted its second annual symposium to celebrate excellence in STEM Education! The event included a poster session highlighting campus projects, an awards ceremony for the Chancellor's Fellows (see below!), and honored Professor Emeritus Albert Bartlett and his valued devotion to STEM education. Members of the Board of Regents, elected officials, members of university faculty and administration, and prominent community members were in attendance. Visit the site for photos and details! Click here for information on iSTEM's third annual symposium.
First Annual STEM Education Symposium
Come learn more about this exciting new initiative and how it can support your STEM education efforts. Featuring an address by the Provost, Deans from three schools, the introduction of i3's faculty and graduate fellows, and an invited poster session. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. All are welcome! Monday August 31st, 9am-12:30, UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom.