Call for Papers & Posters

Motivating Students to Pursue STEM Careers
The PKAL 2003 Regional Assemblies
What Works - What Matters - What Lasts: The Roles and Responsibilities of Leaders in Undergraduate STEM

September 5 - 7, 2003

The Council on Undergraduate Research
American Council of Academic Deans (ACAD)

Call for Papers

Background and resource materials assembled for each of the 2003 PKAL Assemblies will come from the work of the PKAL community, including but going beyond efforts of PKAL F21 members.

Thus, we now invite submissions from campuses across the country about efforts that work in motivating students to pursue careers in STEM fields. These submissions will be considered by the planning groups for each event for inclusion in the Assembly notebook, posting on the PKAL web site, and presentation at the Assembly. Programs must be mature, with substantial evidence that they are making a difference and achieving intended outcomes.

Submitted essays should detail:

  • the intended student audience for the program (prospective K-12 teachers, graduate students, baccalaureate entries into the S&T workforce)
  • the process of planning the project– from identifying the need/opportunity through assembling a project team and building the connections that make it all work
  • the process of implementing the project, including the use of specific technologies and pedagogies
  • the process of assessing the project, and
  • personal thoughts about what worked, and why this project was important to you, to your students, to science and society.

Essays should be no more than two print pages, single-sided, single-spaced, with one inch borders on all sides. Photos and illustrations are welcome, as are addresses of electronic links to further information about the project and to relevant information.

Call for Posters

A celebration to mark the 10th anniversary of the PKAL Faculty for the 21st Century (PKAL F21) network. Further time for sharing of programs and ideas emerging from within the assembly community. Participants are invited to bring posters and materials from their home campus.
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