2018 CREATE for STEM Mini-Conference

  • Jan 30, 2018

The CREATE for STEM Institute will hold its 7th annual mini-conference on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm in the Big Ten Rooms B & C at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at Michigan State University. Faculty, postdocs, graduate students, teachers, administrators, and other educational leaders across several colleges will gather to share and discuss their research to promote the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in grades K through 16.  

The conference includes two poster sessions separated by a keynote presentation and plenary discussion. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Mitchell Nathan from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Nathan is currently a Professor of Learning Sciences in the Educational Psychology department, Director of the Center on Education and Work, and Director of the IES Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Mathematical Thinking, Learning and Instruction. He holds faculty appointments in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the Psychology Department, and the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research.

Mitchell's research is largely rooted in cognitive, embodied and social perspectives on learning and instruction in STEM fields. He examines the nature of learning, teaching and representations in both their internal (intra-personal) and external (inter-personal) forms as they serve meaning making, individual and group design, reasoning and problem solving in mathematics and engineering.

The conference is free, but registration is required. Registration and poster submission is now open. Please register as an attendee, even if you are not presenting a poster - all are welcome!

For more information, please visit the conference website.