Lunch and Learn: CMSE

Speakers: John O’Haver and Alice Steimle
Date:         Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Time:        Noon – 1:00 PM

Place:       Butler Auditorium, in the Triplett Alumni Center,
                 University of Mississippi, Oxford Campus

For:          UM Faculty and Staff interested in research/outreach collaborations

About the Presentation: We will engage in discussions around what lessons have been learned about effective interactions between higher education and K-12 communities, successful implementation of projects, and current collaborating efforts among university departments.

About CMSE: The Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE) at the University of Mississippi is devoted to improving mathematics and science education in Mississippi by fostering an interaction between universities and K-12 education communities, supporting the implementation of research-based methods in the classroom and promoting interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.  Since before CMSE’s inception in December 2006, the faculty members of the CMSE have been collaborating with other academic departments and faculty to create demonstrations of significance and broader impacts of proposals and funded projects. 

About the Speakers:

Dr. John O'Haver is Director of the Center for Math and Science Education as well as Professor in Chemical Engineering.  Before returning to college to become a chemical engineer, John taught high school science for 12 years.  To date, he has been PI or Co-PI of several STEM-education related funded projects.

Dr. Alice Steimle is Associate Director of the Center for Math and Science Education.  She is currently coordinator of mathematics content courses for education majors and as Associate Director, oversees the work of the four divisions within the CMSE.  She has served in a variety of roles within STEM education projects and proposals including graduate research fellow, project manager, co-PI and PI. 

To Participate: RSVP to Susan Nicholas by 2/4:

Lunch will be served.

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