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Georgia Southern Welcomes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Educators

3-6 Georgia Southern welcomes STEM educatorsGeorgia Southern University will host the second annual STEM Teaching and Learning Conference on Friday, March 8 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Drive.

The conference aims to highlight efforts across the state to improve science, technology, engineering and math teaching and learning and also promote STEM careers. More than 250 higher education and K-12 STEM educators will be participating along with state business leaders and Rusty Griffin from the Georgia Board of Regents.

“The conference will attract interest from throughout the state, particularly given not only Georgia Southern’s focus on science, technology, engineering and math, but the entire University System of Georgia,” said Tom Koballa, dean of the College of Education.

The conference complements the University System of Georgia’s STEM Initiative whose goals include: encouraging and preparing K-12 students to earn college degrees in STEM fields; increasing the success of STEM majors in college; and producing more and better science and mathematics teachers for K-12 schools, which in turn will lead to increased preparation of students in science and mathematics.

“Our hope is that this conference will bring attention to the importance of learning support and remediation to student success in STEM courses across Georgia’s institutions of higher education,” explained Koballa. “This conference will provide space for showcasing and discussing the work that is happening to advance STEM teaching and learning across the state of Georgia.”

More information about the conference funded by the University System of Georgia can be found at

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 120 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement.  Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit:

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