SEIRI Newsletter

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SEIRI NEWSLETTER
January/February 2018
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.

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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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SEIRI Seed Grants
The STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute (SEIRI) at IUPUI is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 SEIRI Seed Grant (SSG). The goal of this competition is to facilitate and support STEM education, innovation and research by growing the body of Discipline-Based Education researchers at IUPUI. There will be two SEIRI SEED GRANT information sessions this spring.

DATE:
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 11:00 am-12:30pm, UL 1116; click here for registration

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, room UL 1116; click here for registration


For more information, click here

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Upcoming STEM Education Events
Webinars for NSF INCLUDES Alliance Proposal
DATE:
Friday, January 19, 2018, 2:00 pm. To register, click here
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 2:00 pm. To register, click here
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 2:00 pm. To register, click here


SDI Innovations Education Pitch Competition - IUPUI Kick Off Event
DATE: February 9th, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm.
PLACE: Kelley Business School - BS4095

For more information, click here

American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference
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.
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.
For more information, click here


25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education hosted by the University of Notre Dame
DATE: July 29-August 2, 2018 (Abstract submission deadline February 20, 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


Ann Austin Follow Up
Ann Austin
Dr. Austin shared a resource titled, Strategies for Effecting Gender Equity and Institutional Change. This toolkit offers research-based advice about strategic interventions for affecting institutional change, with a specific focus on strategies for realizing gender equity among STEM faculty. The toolkit includes 13 Strategic Intervention Briefs on topics such as faculty professional development programs and inclusive recruitment and hiring practices.
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.


RFE: Research in the Formation of Engineers
Full Proposal Deadline: January 24, 2018, September 26, 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
Internal Submission Deadline: January 31, 2018.For more information, click here.
Full Proposal Deadline: March 28, 2018.For more information, click here.

NSF INCLUDES
Proposal Deadline: April 4, 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.

ITEST: Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers
Full Proposal Deadline: August 8, 2018.
For more information, click here.

REU: Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Full Proposal Deadline: August 22, 2018 (anticipated).
For more information, click here.

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
Full Proposal Deadline: August 28, 2018 (anticipated).
For more information, click here.

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SEIRI News
Annwesa Dasgupta, SEIRI Post Doc, presented a poster at the American Society for Cell Biology conference, 2017, titled "Evaluating Cures as a Model for Persistence and Success in Science Majors and as a Model for Accelerating Departmental Curriculum Change" based on a collaborative project with Kathleen Marrs and Jim Marrs at the Departmetn of Biology. This project is one of the seven projects that were recently awarded a SSG grant by SEIRI.

Tony Chase, SEIRI Evaluation Specialist, was presented with a $1000 travel award from the American Chemical Society - Division of Chemical Education. This award supports travel to the Spring 2018 National Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans, La, where Dr. Chase will present at the Pimental Award Symposium honoring Pratibha Varma-Nelson's outstanding career in chemical education research.


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Recommended Reading
Postsecondary Peer Cooperative Learning Programs: Annotated Bibliography. David R. Arendale. Revised October 7, 2017. For more information, click here.

NAS Report on Indicators for Undergraduate STEM Education, 2017. For more information, click here.


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Thank you for reading our newsletter. We hope you found something of interest. Feel free to contact us with suggestions or ideas for future newsletters, or comments. Please send us information on your department's upcoming seminars or professional society's educational events as well, and we will be glad to include the information.

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