Sep 26 2017 Posted: 10:20 IST

An exceptional seminar will be presented on Preserving the Promise of Higher Education: our critical roles in excellence and access by international speaker  Prof. Noah Finkelstein, Co-director of Center for STEM Learning and the National Network of STEM Education Centers, Department of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder.  The seminar will be at 1pm in Room 203, River Room in the Arts Science Building on Monday November 20th 2017. The event is open to all but please register in advance using the Event Bright link below.

Institutions of higher education serve essential roles in building our society, and are currently relied upon to help address national and international challenges. As such, attention is being paid to the needs to transform higher education to make our programs more accessible and impactful, especially within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Because of decades of research in student learning, we are now positioned to make scholarly and evidence-based decisions that will enhance these teaching, learning, access and success in higher education. This talk examines how we, and STEM disciplines themselves, are positioned to address current barriers and opportunities. The seminar will review the growth of Finkelstein's own programs in STEM education, in particular, research and programmatic efforts in improving our courses, university-community partnerships, and models of institutional change.

http://www.colorado.edu/physics/noah-finkelstein

Please register at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/special-seminar-preserving-the-promise-of-higher-education-our-critical-role-in-excellence-and-tickets-38225169511?utm_campaign=order_confirmation_email&utm_medium=email&ref=eemailordconf&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=eventname

 This Exceptional Seminar is co-hosted by Cell Explorers (SNS) and School of Physics please contact Claudia  Fracchiolla at CLAUDIA.FRACCHIOLLA@nuigalway.ie for additional information.

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