SEI/iSTEM 2012 End-of-Year Event

May 9 , 2012


Introduction, Kathy Perkins, Director CU SEI

CU-Boulder's role in National STEM Education Activities and Policies, Noah Finkelstein, Director iSTEM

ITL Program: Hands-on Engineering Education
PDF Integrated Teaching and Learning (ITL) Program - Derek Reamon and Jackie Sullivan, School of Engineering

Creating sustainable positive change in upper-division laboratory courses at a large research university
PDF Creating sustainable change in upper-division lab courses at a large research university - Heather Lewandowski, Physics

Poster Session


Faculty and Science Teaching Fellows have put together 32 posters on what’s happening in the Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences, Chemistry, Geosciences, Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, Integrative Physiology, and Physics CUSEI programs. These present ways to implement: teaching strategies that engage students with the material, measuring conceptual understanding, TA development, improving students’ ability to apply learning to novel situations, and many other educational improvements.

PDFSITAR: The Student Interaction and Teaching Activity Report Sarah Wise, Anne-Marie Hoskinson, Andrew Martin
PDFBuilding a community of teaching through a learning-process model Hoskinson, A.-M., S. B. Wise, A. P. Martin
PDFWritten constructive feedback and student learning in inquiry biology labs John M Basey, Anastasia Maines, and Clint Francis
PDFThe Evolution of Evolution (EBIO 3080) Andrew Martin

PDFDevelopment and validation of a high-level assessment to measure conceptual knowledge of graduating MCDB majors Brian Couch, Aubrey Pierce, Tyler Schelpat, Caleb Trujillo, Sarah Wise, Bill Wood, Jenny Knight
PDFGetting Socrates back to class: coherent and interactive texts and formative assessments to improve learning Melanie Cooper, Sam Bryfcynski & Mike Klymkowsky
PDFDevelopment of an observation protocol to measure principles of Scientific Teaching in a course Tyler Schelpat, Aubrey Pierce, Brian Couch, Mark Graham, Bill Wood, Jenny Knight

Chemical & Biological Engineering
PDFScreencasts for Chemical Engineering Courses John L. Falconer, Garret D. Nicodemus, Janet deGrazia, J. Will Medlin, Katherine Hoeferkamp

Mechanical Engineering
PDFImproving Attitudes towards Engineering Jean Hertzberg, Bailey Leppek, Kara Gray

PDFCan I trust you? Assessing the YOU'RE@CU program. Alyssa N. Berg, Janet Y. Tsai, Beverly Louie, Virginia L. Ferguson

PDFResearch Update on YOU'RE@CU: Your Own Undergraduate Research Experience at CU. Janet Tsai, Virginia Ferguson, Beverly Louie, Daria Kotys-Scwhartz

Integrative Physiology
PDFWhat we learned when transitioning physiology labs from a cookbook to inquiry-based format Eric Homestead, Teresa Foley, Janet Casagrand, Heidi Bustamante
PDFStudent attitudes on critical thinking in undergraduate physiology courses Heidi Bustamante and Janet Casagrand

PDFStudent study strategies in undergraduate physiology courses Heidi Bustamante and Janet Casagrand

PDFEffectiveness of in-class worksheet activities for improving learning of electrochemical gradients and equilibrium potentials Janet Casagrand

SEI Central
PDFSharing SEI Work: Outreach and Dissemination Stephanie Viola Chasteen

PDFDepartments and Faculty Take Action to Improve Science Education Kathy Perkins

PDFIntegrating STEM Education Robert Parson and Daria Kotys-Schwartz

Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences
PDFAstronomy Recitation Development – Year 1 Steve Iona, Science Teaching Fellow; Doug Duncan, Seth Hornstein

Atmospheric Sciences
PDFUndergraduate Students' Conceptions of Natural and Anthropogenic Climate Change Kim L Trenbath

PDFAssessing Faculty Practice and Faculty Development on Inquiry-Based Learning & Teaching in Undergraduate Mathematics Sandra Laursen and Marina Kogan

School of Education
PDFImagined Trajectories for STEM Learners: Exploring mentoring as a proleptic experience for underrepresented high school students who excel in math and science The STEMsation program

PDFChallenging Traditional Assumptions of High School Science through the Physics and Everyday Thinking Curriculum Mike Ross, Shelly Belleau, and Valerie Otero

PDFUnderstanding how students' sense of belonging explains the gender gap in STEM participation Jane G. Stout, Tiffany A. Ito, Lauren E. Kost-Smith, Geoffrey L. Cohen, Noah D. Finkelstein, Akira Miyake & Stephen J. Pollock.

IQ Biology program, Biofrontiers Institute
PDFInterdisciplinary Quantitative Biology: Bioscience with Altitude Andrea Stith, PhD and Jana Watson-Capps, PhD.

PDFAssessing students’ attitudes and beliefs about experimental physics Benjamin Zwickl, Noah Finkelstein, Heather Lewandowski

PDFTeaching new tools to majors: Computational instruction in upper-division physics Marcos D. Caballero, Benjamin Zwickl, and Steven J. Pollock

PDFTransforming Upper-­‐Division Electrodynamics (E&M II) Charles Baily and Steven Pollock

PDFDevelopment of a research-based model for effective and sustained educational transformation in STEM Melissa H. Dancy

CU Science Discovery
PDFCU Science Discovery: Engaging University Students in Informal Science Education. Stacey Ann Forsyth

PDFUsing PhET Simulations in Undergraduate Chemistry Julia Chamberlain, Kelly Lancaster, Emily Moore, Kathy Perkins

Applied Mathematics
PDFOpening STEM majors to more students Mary Nelson, Anne Margaret Dougherty

LA Program
PDFTransforming CU and the Nation: Innovative Education Laurie S. Langdon and Valerie Otero

PDFThe Nexus Between Teaching and Communication Technologies: How Clickers, Laptops, and Cell Phones Affect Student Learning Dr. Douglas Duncan, Astronomy; Dr. Angel Hoekstra, Sociology; Bethany R. Wilcox, Graduate student, Physics; Emilia Sperandeo, Undergraduate student, Sociology