College of Natural Science Offers Sponsorship of Departmental STEM Education Colloquia

The College of Natural Science, in collaboration with the Create for STEM Institute, is once again making funds available to encourage Departments to invite speakers in their discipline who are experts on research-validated teaching practices to give colloquia on their methods and results. To this end, the college will provide matching funds during the 2014-15 academic year for STEM education colloquium speakers. The CNS Dean’s Office will support 50% of speaker expenses up to a maximum of $500. Departments are responsible for travel arrangements for speakers.

Renee Bayer ( in Create for STEM is coordinating this program – please contact her if you are interested in participating. Renee also can provide a list of STEM education research speakers and topics that have been suggested by MSU faculty.

For more information including funding requirements, please refer to this memo from Sekhar Chivukula, Associate Dean for Faculty Development: