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Georgia Southern University to host 8th annual Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching and Learning Conference

Registration is open for the 8th annual Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching and Learning Conference, hosted by Georgia Southern University and taking place March 21 through 23 at the Georgia Tech Savannah Campus.

The conference invites all K-12 and postsecondary educators and researchers to become active participants in the discussion of the best student-centered practices and encourage critical thinking on a local, regional, national and global scale.

Lisa Stueve, Ed.D., committee member and STEM Outreach Specialist for the Georgia Southern University Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education (i2STEMe) said the importance of the conference can be summed up with the words of former President Barack Obama.

“We need to make (STEM) a priority to train an army of new teachers in these subject areas and to make sure that all of us as a country are lifting up these subjects for the respect that they deserve,” Obama said.

For Stueve, the conference creates a platform for showcasing all of the work being done to advance STEM teaching and learning and to match what she calls the “changing needs in our world and workforce.”

Early bird registration for the conference ends Dec. 17. The Pre-Conference Reception on March 21 is included in the registration. For more information on the conference and how to register, visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/conted/stemconference.

The Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching and Learning Conference is hosted by the Georgia Southern University i2STEMe and the Division of Continuing Education. The conference is sponsored by Texas Instruments, the Georgia Southern University College of Education and the Georgia Tech Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing. For more information from the Division of Continuing Education, please contact Deedee Southerlin, Ed.D., or Lauri Clark at stemconference@georgiasouthern.edu or call 912-478-MORE.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving nearly 26,500 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

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