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SEIRI NEWSLETTER
October/November 2017
Welcome to the SEIRI Newsletter. With each issue we will keep you informed of the latest information regarding upcoming STEM events, funding opportunities and STEM news. Please feel free to contact Sheila Summers, shesumme@iupui.edu, with questions or comments.

SEIRI News

IUPUI Funds Faculty to Research STEM Ed Innovations -- Campus Technology highlighted SEIRI and the SEIRI Seed Grants in their latest issue. For more information, click here.

It was announced last month that Dr. Pratibha Varma-Nelson is the recipient of the George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to chemical education. Congratulations!
SEIRI Research and Evaluation Team
SEIRI Research and Evaluation Team


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Ann Austin
Ann Austin - Strategies for Increasing Involvement of Women Scholars in STEM Field: Lessons from Advance Institutions
DATE: Mon, October 23, 2017
TIME: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST
PLACE: IUPUI, Lilly Auditorium, University Library


Ann E. Austin is a Professor at Michigan State University, who held the inaugural Mildred B. Erickson Distinguished Chair in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) from 2005-2008. She was a Fulbright Fellow in South Africa (1998) and the 2001-2002 President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). Her recent publications include Rethinking Faculty Work: Higher Education's Strategic Imperative (2007), concerning changes in academic workplaces and faculty careers, as well as work on doctoral education and higher education issues in developing countries.
Michael Ashby
Michael Ashby
DATE: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
TIME: 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
PLACE: IUPUI, Hine Hall, President's Room, 2nd floor


Michael Ashby, a David Ross Boyd Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from The University of Oklahoma, received his Bachelor's of Science Degree and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. Dr. Ashby did his Postdoc research at University of Wurzburg in Germany.
Erin Dolan
Erin Dolan - Engaging Undergraduates in Research at Scale: What if the treatment is a CURE?
DATE: Friday, November 17, 2017
TIME: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
PLACE: IUPUI, LD 010



OPEN FORUM
DATE: Friday, November 17, 2017
TIME: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
IUPUI, Lilly Auditorium


Erin Dolan, Professor, Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Innovative Science Education, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Georgia, teaches introductory biology and biochemistry. Her research group studies scalable ways of engaging students in science research and mentoring of undergraduate researchers in the life sciences. She has designed and led a wide range of professional development on active learning and mentoring, including intensive sessions for faculty to develop course-based undergraduate research experiences.
Isiah Warner
Isiah Warner - Reflections on STEM Programs within the Office of Strategic Initiatives
DATE: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
TIME: 3:00-5:30 PM EST
PLACE: Campus Center Theater, CE 002


Isiah Warner, Louisiana State University, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Boyd Professor and Phillip W. West Professor Analytical & Environmental Chemistry, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, is a Boyd Professor in the Louisiana State University system, which is the highest professorial rank in the LSU system. He has more than 340 refereed publications in a variety of journals relevant to the general areas of analytical and materials chemistry. His particular expertise is in the area of fluorescence spectroscopy, where his research has focused for more than 35 years. He is considered one of the world's experts in the analytical applications of fluorescence spectroscopy. In addition to fundamental research, Professor Warner has conducted educational research which focuses on mechanisms for maintaining and enhancing student education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), with a particular focus on encouraging his students to pursue terminal degrees.

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Upcoming STEM Education Events

National STEM Education Research and Practice Summit
DATE: October 16-17, 2017
PLACE: Purdue University

Designed as a forum for STEM education researchers to share collective knowledge.
For more information, Click here


Frontiers in Education
DATES: October 18-21, 2017
PLACE: Indianapolis, IN

Focusing on educational innovations and research in engineering and computing education.
For more information,


Assessment Institute
DATES: October 22-24, 2017
PLACE: Indianapolis, IN

Focusing on outcomes assessment in higher education.
For more information, Click here


IUSE Online Q&A
DATE: October 24, November 27, December 19
TIME: Online - WEBEX

In order to help you become better acquainted with new solicitation changes.
For more information, Click here

American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference Abstract Submission
DATE: June 24-27, 2018
The American Society for Engineering Education is currently accepting abstracts for papers and poster proposals for full sessions, panel discussions, and innovative session formats for the Annual Conference, June 24-27, 2018, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Abstract submissions are due by October 16, 2017. Abstracts should be 250-500 words long.
For more information, Click here

ICCE - Sydney
DATE: July 10-14, 2018
The Royal Australian Chemical Institute has the honour of hosting the next conference in the IUPAC International Conference on Chemical Education series - the International Conference on Chemistry Education.
For more information, Click here

Symposia Proposals for 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, hosted by the University of Notre Dame
DATE: December 1, 2017
Proposals for symposia and workshops need to be submitted by December 1, 2017.
For more information, Click here

25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education hosted by the University of Notre Dame
DATE: July 29-August 2, 2018
The Biennial Conference on Chemical Education is designed for middle school science teachers, secondary school chemistry teachers, graduate students, and college chemistry faculty. You do not have to be a member of the American Chemical Society or the ACS Division of Chemical Education to attend or present at the BCCE.
For more information, Click here

Important Changes to the NSF IUSE Program
The IUSE solicitation has been revised as Solicitation 17-590 (replaces 15-585). The E&D deadline is now a year-long window from October 1, 2017-October 1, 2018. To help you become better acquainted with the new solicitation, there are on-line Q&A sessions which will occur monthly 2:00-4:00 PM, EST, on October 24, November 27, and Dec. 19.
For more information, Click here

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Upcoming Funding Opportunities
For more information on working with SEIRI, Click here.
For more funding opportunities, Click here.

CCE STEM: Cultivating Cultures of Ethical STEM
Limited Submission Deadline: November 8, 2017
For more information, click here.

DRK-12: Discovery Research Pre K-12
Full Proposal Deadline: November 14, 2017
For more information, click here.

AGEP: Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate
Full Proposal Deadline: December 8, 2017
Click here.

IUSE EHR: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education
Full Proposal Deadline: December 12, 2017For more information, Click here.

RFE: Research in the Formation of Engineers
Full Proposal Deadline: January 24, 2018
For more information, Click here

NRT: National Research Traineeship Program
Full Proposal Deadline: February, 2018
For more information, Click here

PFE: Research Initiation in Engineering Formation (PRE: RIEF)
Full Proposal Deadline: February 22, 2018
For more information, Click here

S-STEM: Scholarship in STEM
Full Proposal Deadline: March 28, 2018
For more information, Click here

CAREER: Faculty Early Career Development Program
Full Proposal Deadline: July, 2018 (Dates vary by directorate).
For more information, Click here

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