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MTSU plans STEM Education Research Conference in February

The Tennessee STEM Education Center at MTSU will conduct the 13th annual Tennessee STEM Education Research Conference Feb. 14-15, 2019, at MTSU.

The conference will bring together “great minds to engage in conversations about empirical studies in STEM education and their applications to practice in K-20 learning environments,” said Dr. Greg Rushton, the center’s director. “Those who wish to contribute to the conference may register and submit an abstract.”

Greg Rushton, Tennessee STEM Education Center

Tennessee STEM Education Center Director Greg Rushton, second from left, is in his first year at MTSU. He is shown during A panel discussion at the university’s Texas Instruments-sponsored STEM Leadership Summit in mid-November. (MTSU file photo by J. Intintoli)

STEM is the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math.

Dr. Ilana Horn, professor of math education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College and guest speaker, 2019 Tennessee STEM Education Research Conference

Dr. Ilana Horn

Dr. Vicente Talanquer, distinguished professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona and guest speaker, 2019 Tennessee STEM Education Research Conference

Dr. Vicente Talanquer

The keynote speakers will be Drs. Ilana Horn of Vanderbilt University and Vicente Talanquer of the University of Arizona. Horn is professor of math education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College, and Talanquer is the first university distinguished professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona.

The deadline for the first call for abstract submissions is noon Friday, Dec. 14. If there are still openings after this deadline, a second call will be issued.

Registration cost is $60 per person; students receive a discounted rate of $30.

For more information about the conference, please visit the research conference page. To submit an abstract or download guidelines for presentations, visit the abstract submission page.

For more information, contact the Tennessee STEM Education Center by calling 615-904-8573.

— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)


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