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Conference Videos: "Improving the Undergraduate STEM Experience"


Shirley Malcom, "Improving the Undergraduate STEM Experience"

Shirley Malcom, "Broadening Participation in STEM and Nurturing Talent"

Jay Labov, "Rethinking Introductory Undergraduate Course in STEM"


The Improving the Undergraduate STEM Experience Conference was held at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., March 13 – 14, 2014.

Funded by: The National Science Foundation, Award Number: 1027418, Creating a Web Presence for the I3 Track.

Keynote: Shirley Malcom, Head of Education and Human Resources Programs, AAAS

Thought Leaders:

  • Jay Labov, Senior Advisor for Education and Communication, National Research Council
  • Daniel Goroff, Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Jeanne Narum, Principal, Learning Spaces Collaboratory (LSC); Director of the Independent Colleges Office (ICO)
  • Nancy Shapiro, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University System of Maryland
  • MJ Bishop, Director, Center for Innovation and Excellence in Learning and Teaching, University System of Maryland

The conference was designed to capture and distill best practices and lessons learned from institutions that have demonstrated capacity to create and sustain innovative programs, and offer participants time to learn about those best practices, network with others, and explore future funding opportunities. Collectively, National Science Foundation I3 projects have developed programs that have influenced the student STEM experience, broadened participation, and addressed critical junctures. This conference provided an opportunity to share innovations that have had an impact and have been sustained. In addition to I3 projects, the conference also provided an opportunity to hear from other exemplary programs across the country.

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