HHMI/LEVERS Gateway Summit, Dec 17, 2019

photo of attendees at STEM Alliance conference

The fifth and final STEM Education Alliance was held on December 17, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Molecular Plant Sciences Building, Room 1200 and Atrium.

The end of fall semester was marked by joining colleagues and exploring efforts to improve the gateway experience for STEM students at MSU. This half-day conference was supported by the HHMI grant, LEVERS: Leveraging Engagement and Vision to Encourage Retention in STEM. The conference featured: presentations on specific efforts such as College Algebra reform and supporting transfer student experiences; posters describing the status of STEM gateway course reform efforts; a breakout session to discuss how to sustain these efforts and continue to improve STEM education; and a reception to network and discuss collaborative efforts. The breakout session included questions related to HHMI's Inclusive Excellence initiative call for proposals. Input will be sought to guide the development of a pre-proposal that will broadly represent MSU's goals and expertise. 

For more information, contact Cori Fata-Hartley at fatahart@msu.edu.

(photo credit: Misty Jordan)