January 23-25, 2013
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) are hosting,the Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) program PI conference on January 23-25, 2013 in Washington DC. In 2010, the title of the CCLI Program was changed to TUES to emphasize NSF’s special interest in projects that have the potential to transform undergraduate STEM education.
The goals of the TUES Program reflect national concerns about producing skilled STEM professionals (including K-12 teachers) and citizens knowledgeable about STEM and how it relates to their lives. The program seeks to build on the community of faculty committed to improving undergraduate STEM education.
The TUES program seeks to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for all undergraduate students. It supports three types of projects representing three different phases of development, ranging from small, exploratory investigations to large, comprehensive projects. The program supports projects to:
- Create, adapt, and disseminate new learning materials and teaching strategies to reflect advances both in STEM disciplines and in what is known about teaching and learning.
- Develop and implement transformative strategies, including faculty professional development, educational innovations, assessment of student learning, K-12 teacher preparation, evaluation of innovations, or research on STEM teaching and learning.
- Further the work of the program itself, for example, synthesis and dissemination of findings across the program. .
The overall outcome of this conference is for TUES team leaders to identify collaborators, strategies, and actions that they and others can use to strengthen the design, development, and implementation of promising project approaches to transform STEM education for the diverse undergraduate student population. The conference will include plenary lectures, poster sessions, discussion groups on topics of interest to those leading TUES projects, and an opportunity to network with other faculty and educational leaders engaged in improving undergraduate STEM education.