CREATE Science Seminar Series

The purpose of the CREATE Science Seminar series is to help create a vibrant collaborative community at MSU around research in science education K-16. We provide a venue to disseminate and discuss innovative research methods and results. These seminars also offer opportunities to foster relationships and network with experts in STEM education research. By providing this series, CREATE ultimately strives to help solve challenging problems in the teaching and learning of science.

Seminar series events feature an interdisciplinary audience of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students in STEM with a broad interest in Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER), Science Teacher Educators, K-12 STEM education researchers, K-12 science teachers, and school administrators.

We hope you’ll be able to join us at these events!

September 19, 2018 - Melanie Cooper, Becky Matz, and Kinsey Bain, Michigan State University. 'Extending a Coherent Gateway to STEM Teaching and Learning'.

October 24, 2018 - Louise Mead, Education Director and Alexa Warwick, Evolution Education and Outreach Postdoc, BEACON Center, Michigan State University. 'ConnectedBio curriculum: three-dimensional learning from molecules to populations'.

November 7, 2018 - Marilyne Stains, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  'Importance of characterizing STEM faculty members’ instructional mindsets and practices in an era of instructional transformation'

November 14, 2018 - Kevin Haudek, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and CREATE for STEM Institute, Michigan State University. 'Using Automated Analysis to Reveal Student Thinking in STEM'.

November 28, 2018 - Christa Haverly, Doctoral candidate, Michigan State University. 'Developing Urban Elementary Teachers’ Responsiveness to Students’ Scientific Sense-Making'.

December 6, 2018 - Valerie Otero, Professor, Science Education, University of Colorado Boulder. 'The Learning Assistant Model as a Catalyst for Instructional Improvement and Institutional Change'.

December 12, 2018 - Matthew Kloser, Associate Professor and founding director, Center for STEM Education, University of Notre Dame. 'Is biology education evolving?: Critiquing three cases of high school and undergraduate biology education reform'.

February 6, 2019 - Yore Kedem, Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, Michigan State University. 'That’s Beautiful! Aesthetics and Science Education'.

February 13, 2019 - David Fortus, Associate Professor, Department of Science Teaching, The Weizmann Institute of Science. 'Systems, Transfer, and Fields: Evaluating a new Approach to Energy Instruction'.

February 20, 2019 - Susan Nolen, Professor, College of Education, University of Washington. 'Revolution in Engineering Education: Creating a more inclusive and meaningful environment for students and faculty'.

February 27, 2019 - Renee, Bayer, Idit Adler, Consuelo Morales, Health in Our Hands project, CREATE for STEM Institute, Michigan State University. 'A community-based approach to teaching and learning science'.

March 13, 2019 - March 13, 2019.  Dr. BaoHui Zhang, Shaanxi Normal University.  'STEM Fever - Is STEM Education Good for All?'

March 20, 2019 - Barbara Hug, Teaching Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "Creating Collaborations across Communities: A central role for curriculum."

March 27, 2019 - Tammy Long, Assistant Professor and Bethany Gettings, Ph.D. candidate, Plant Biology, Michigan State University. "Stuck in the middle with you!"

April 24, 2019 - Israel Touitou, Research Associate, CREATE for STEM Institute, Michigan State University. 'Designing NGSS aligned, PBL curriculum to support students’ understanding, engagement and socio-emotional learning'.