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Network Update Archive: February 10, 2017

Friday, February 10

  • Tech Savvy Event: On Saturday, February 18, STEM CORE is working with the American Association of University Women to host the 2nd Annual Tech Savvy Event. This event, designed for middle school girls and their parents, will allow the students to explore STEM careers and be encouraged to follow their dreams. This is the only Tech Savvy event to run in Texas. For more information or to register your middle school girl, visit the Tech Savvy webpage.
  • Lubbock Aquarium: Lubbock is getting an aquarium, and STEM CORE is working to help identify educational and research needs. If you are interested in supporting the Lubbock Aquarium, visit their website: http://www.lubbockaquarium.org/. If you have specific ideas about educational or research needs for the aquarium, please let us know.
  • Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference: The 4th annual conference is now accepting proposals! The theme for the conference is Engaging Students in the Learning Process. If you teach an online class, and would be interested in partnering on a proposal, please let us know. The deadline for proposal submissions is Wednesday, March 1. This year's first keynote presentation will be given by Dr. Elizabeth F. Barkley, Professor of Music History at Foothill College, Los Altos, California, and the second keynote will be given by Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University.
  • Advancing Teaching and Learning Conference: The 13th annual conference is now open for registration! The conference will be held on Friday, March 3rd at the Overton Hotel. This year's keynote presentation will feature Dr. Mary-Ann Winkelmes, Coordinator of Instructional Development and Research and an Associate Graduate Faculty member in the Department of History at the University Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). For more information about the conference, including the complete conference schedule, please visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/tlpdc/Conferences/atalc.php.
  • STEM Education Seminars: The STEM CORE works to highlight STEM Education seminars from across the TTU campus. If you are aware of a seminar that might be of interest to the STEM CORE Network, please let us know!
    • Physics Education Research Seminar: Thursdays at 12:30 pm in Sciences Room# 118.
    • Mathematics Education Seminar: Tuesdays at 4:00 pm in Education Room #156.