For the 2022 Conference, Exploring Beneath the Surface: Going deeper into culturally relevant practices across the rural-urban continuum, attendees will visit specific locations in the Cave City, KY area to develop curriculum that could later be applied in hometowns. Sites include Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum; National Corvette Museum and Paipark & Train Museum; Adventure of Mammoth Cave, Zip Lines and Aeral Challenge; Sacred Seed Farm and Modern Farm Concepts; Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo and Mammoth Onyx Cave; Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum and more!
A session for PI's will be held on Sunday, including Dr. Mindy Capaldi. She will share Noyce program updates and answer questions on program changes, new solicitations, and project specific questions.
Dr. Samuel Museus is Professor of Education Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Samuel Museus is Professor of Education Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He also serves as Founding Director of the National Institute for Transformation and Equity at Indiana University. Museus has produced well over 300 publications and conference presentations focused on diversity and equity, campus environments, and college student outcomes. His publications include 10 books, including Creating Campus Cultures: Fostering Success among Racially Diverse Student Populations and Racism and Racial Equity in Higher Education. Museus is also creator of the Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Model of College Success and the CECE survey, which are tools that colleges and universities around the nation are now using to advance their inclusion and equity agendas and foster success among racially diverse populations. Museus has previously received several national awards in recognition of the impact of his scholarship, including the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Early Career Award in 2011 and the NASPA George D. Kuh Outstanding Contribution to Research and Literature Award in 2014. His work has also been featured in several high-profile media outlets, such as NPR, the Boston Globe, and the Washington Post. Museus also consults with college campuses in the United States and abroad that seek to transform their institutions and cultivate more inclusive organizational environments.
Dr. Natalie C. Johnson was recently appointed as Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Mathematics at National Louis University. Dr. Natalie C. Johnson was recently appointed as Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Mathematics at National Louis University. Prior to that, she served over 30 years as an educator and community service advocate. She is the founder and CEO of READit, an education consulting firm specializing in closing the achievement gap across the U.S., college and career readiness, and financial literacy. Her clients included: Northwestern University, Lewis University, and FERMI Lab. Although she retired from teaching high school mathematics in May 2020, she realized an illustrious career in K-12 public school education where she taught and mentored students and staff at the middle school, high school and collegiate levels covering courses such as algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus and calculus. She also taught Advanced Placement AB and BC Calculus for over ten years as well as Differential Equations and remains an AP Advocate.
For the 2019 Conference , Developing Strategies for Bringing Experiential Math and Science Teaching to High Needs Schools, attendees will visit specific locations in the St. Louis area to develop curriculum that could later be applied in hometowns. Sites include Museum of Westward Expansion ; Soulard Market; Mississippi River/Arch; Riverfront/Landing; Laumeier Sculpture Park; Center for Human Origins and more!
A session for PI's will be held on Sunday, including Dr. Sandra Richardson. She will share Noyce program updates and answer questions on program changes, new solicitations, and project specific questions.
For the 2017 Conference, Connecting STEM Learning to the Community, attendees visited specific locations in the St. Louis area to develop curriculum that could later be applied in hometowns. Sites included the St. Louis Arch, World Bird Sanctuary, Museum of Transportation, Forest Park, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis Zoo, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Missouri Botanical Garden, Challenger Learning Center, Cathedral Basilica, Frank Lloyd Wright House, City Museum.
A session for PI's was held on Sunday, led by Dr. Kim Nguyen. Dr. Sharon Vestal discussed using a professional learning community to retain STEM teachers. Dr. Sandra Richardson shared Noyce program updates and answered questions on program changes, new solicitations, and project specific questions. Dr. Kim Nguyen led a discussion on project evaluation, evidence of project outcomes, and collective impacts.