On Friday, February 26, 2016 the CREATE for STEM Institute held its 5th annual mini-conference at the MSU Union. A total of 126 people attended, including presenters from 4 other institutions (Michigan Technological University, Lansing Community College, the Weizmann Institute and Michigan Virtual University) and at least 10 MSU departments and units, along with representatives from the Michigan Department of Education, 9 school districts, and visiting scholars from 4 other nations (Canada, China, Germany, Israel). Researchers presented 48 project posters in two 90 minutes sessions. Between sessions, participants heard from keynote speaker James Pellegrino, Distinguished Professor at University of Illinois- Chicago and co-director of the UIC Learning Sciences Research Institute. Pellegrino discussed the progress and challenges in measuring student learning in the sciences, which was followed by an active Q&A session.
Posters and abstracts remain available for viewing on the Mini Conference website, conference.create4stem.msu.edu, along with contact information for the submitting presenters. Professor Pellegrino's presentation was recorded and is available for viewing here; a PDF version of his PowerPoint is available at the link below.