Association of American Colleges and Universities

Transforming STEM Higher Education: Confirming the Authority of Evidence

Posted on September 24, 2018

November 8–10, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia

Register by Monday, October 8, for lowest rates.

The Association of American Colleges and Universities, with Project Kaleidoscope, will host the 2018 STEM conference, Transforming STEM Higher Education: Confirming the Authority of Evidence. Academic STEM practitioners and scholars of all disciplines are invited to join us as we critically examine the entire range of contemporary opportunities for—and challenges to—STEM higher education reform. Register by Monday, October 8, for the lowest rates.

Conference Highlights

Keynote Addresses
Using Evidence for Organizational Learning and STEM Institutional Change
Sylvia Hurtado, Professor of Education, University of California, Los Angeles

Uncorking Curricular Bottlenecks to Student Success in STEM
Nathan Klingbeil, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Wright State University

Post-Secondary STEM Education: A Path or a Wall to Modern American Citizenship?
Kamau Bobb, Senior Director of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology

Selected Sessions:

  • Scientific Literacy Summer Program for Pre-Freshmen and High School Students; Morehouse College
  • Research Immersion Improves Outcomes for Underprepared Freshmen; Morehouse College
  • Transforming First-Year Science and Mathematics Courses through the Analysis of Learning Instruction; Kennesaw State University
  • Building a STEM Community for Expanding Inclusive Student Success; Kennesaw State University
  • A HIP (High-Impact Practice) Systems Approach to Institutional Reform of STEM Education; Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Diversity ≠ Inclusion: Lessons from Examining the Climate of an Engineering Department; Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Rubrics: What Do We Really Know, and How Can We Use ‘Em?; Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Faculty Teaching and Learning Communities as Tools to Scale up Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) and Create Institutional Momentum; Georgia State University
  • Developing a STEM Success Ecosystem: Cumulative Effects of Multiple Cocurricular Interventions; Agnes Scott College
  • Experimentation in Biology Labs: What Should Students Learn and When Should We Teach It?; Emory University

AAC&U invites individuals and teams to register today to lend expertise and valuable perspectives to these critical conversations.

We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta. For more information, call (202) 387-3760 or write to

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