An interdisciplinary team of Natural Science faculty attended the Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) annual meeting in Kansas City, Missouri November 8-10. The theme was Next Generation STEM Learning: Investigate, Innovate, and Inspire. Attendees included Vanessa Preisler from Physics, Gail Tang and Yousef Daneshbod from Math, Heidy Contreras, Todd Lorenz, Christine Broussard, and Kathleen Weaver from Biology. The group was accompanied by Dean of Arts and Sciences, Jonathan Reed.
Drs. Broussard and Weaver presented a poster entitled, “Integrating Scientific Inquiry and Reasoning Skills (SIRS) Across the Undergraduate STEM Curriculum”. The poster highlighted innovations in the Biology program that integrate research immersion and intensive writing experiences into the core curriculum for biology majors and nonmajors. Biology faculty also participated in a PKAL post-conference workshop, “Leadership for Change in STEM Education”.