Reed Stevens is a professor of Learning Sciences at Northwestern University. He conducts field research on learning across contexts, especially in STEM, and uses insights from this research to inform the design of new learning environments, including FUSE Studios.
At the Forum, I can offer a case of an informal learning environment working in schools.
At the Forum, I am looking for the opportunity to learn from other projects gathered for this event.
University of Dayton
Shane Sullivan is a middle school math teacher in Kettering, Ohio. He received his B.S. in education and M.Ed. from Wright State University. He is a STEM ambassador, graduate of his community’s leadership program, and a member of the Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Advisory Council.
At the Forum, I can offer my experiences with the Research Experience for Teacher (RET) program and writing STEM curriculum.
At the Forum, I am looking for new and creative ways to integrate STEM into my classroom.
Michigan State University
Xiaobo Tan is a professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Michigan State University. He received his Ph.D. in 2002 from University of Maryland. He conducts research in underwater robotics and smart materials, and directs a Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program on Robotics Engineering.
At the Forum, I can offer experiences in empowering STEM teachers with cutting-edge research.
At the Forum, I am looking for more ideas in bridging STEM education and university research.
Deborah Tatar (B.A. Harvard; Ph.D., Stanford) is professor of Computer Science, a fellow of the Institute for Creativity, Art and Technology and a member of the Program for Women and Gender Studies at Virginia Tech. She investigates and designs in support of face-to-face classroom learning for all.
At the Forum, I can offer experience with many NSF-sponsored efforts to improve education.
At the Forum, I am looking for people who have not given up on social justice in and through education.
Wildlife Conservation Society
Karen Tingley is the director of Zoos and Aquarium Programs and Business Development for the Wildlife Conservation Society's Education Department. She is experienced in using a collective impact framework to build community networks that strengthen STEM career opportunities for diverse audiences.
At the Forum, I can offer demonstrated success stories in effective STEM learning.
At the Forum, I am looking for ways to network with others doing similar work to bring about real change.
University of Illinois, Urbana
William (Bill) Trent holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and is a professor of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership and Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana. He is also director of the Center for Education in Small Urban Communities and is principal investigator for an NSF-funded project on undergraduate STEM participation.
At the Forum, I can offer research evidence regarding broadening participation.
At the Forum, I am looking for increased support for research on improving opportunity to learn.