DSEA Meeting - February 3, 2003

Monday, February 3, 2003
8:30 - 11:00 am
National Academy of Sciences
500 Fifth Street, NW, Room 101

  • Closest Metro is Judiciary Square (Red Line)
  • Guest Parking in Building Garage (Entrance on 6th Street)
  • Photo ID required for entry


  • Jay Labov, Deputy Director of the Center for Education, NRC
  • Michael Pearson, Director of Programs & Services, Mathematical Association of America
  • Jeanne Narum, Director, Project Kaleidoscope

RSVP to pkal@pkal.org by Tuesday, January 28, 2003.

Greetings in this new year. We are pleased to announce that the first DSEA meeting in 2003 will be at the new National Academy of Sciences building, Room 101. Jay Labov will be our host.

Fall of 2002 was very busy for everyone, with meetings, study groups, publications, national assemblies, workshops, etc. Under the coordination of Michael Pearson (MAA), this DSEA meeting will be a show and tell in that each disciplinary society/educational association will have three-five minutes to report on the most interesting outcomes from and/or issues raised an activity this fall (time allotted will depend on how many groups wish to report).

As you may remember, there were several goals for the DSEA gatherings:

  • to reduce the possibility that different groups are reinventing ideas, materials, programs without recognizing resources within the community they could adapt or perhaps clone
  • to explore an emerging challenge for leaders in undergraduate STEM, and consider collaborative efforts
  • to build a community of DC-based leaders committed to strengthening undergraduate STEM, that is more effective and rewarding because we are working together rather than in isolation.

It would be helpful if everyone brought, on one page:

  • a description of the program/s they will be talking about
  • dates for upcoming meetings to share with colleagues.

Please also bring your calendars as we attempt to plan the series of meetings for 2003. And don't forget to RSVP to pkal@pkal.org by Tuesday, January 28, 2003.