CREATE Science Seminar Series

The purpose of the CREATE Science Seminar series is to help create a vibrant collaborative community at MSU around research in science education K-16. We provide a venue to disseminate and discuss innovative research methods and results. These seminars also offer opportunities to foster relationships and network with experts in STEM education research. By providing this series, CREATE ultimately strives to help solve challenging problems in the teaching and learning of science.

Seminar series events feature an interdisciplinary audience of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students in STEM with a broad interest in Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER), Science Teacher Educators, K-12 STEM education researchers, K-12 science teachers, and school administrators.

We hope you’ll be able to join us at these events!

September 19, 2018 - Melanie Cooper, Becky Matz, and Kinsey Bain, Michigan State University. 'Extending a Coherent Gateway to STEM Teaching and Learning'.

October 24, 2018 - Louise Mead, Education Director and Alexa Warwick, Evolution Education and Outreach Postdoc, BEACON Center, Michigan State University. 'ConnectedBio curriculum: three-dimensional learning from molecules to populations'.

November 7, 2018 - Marilyne Stains, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  'Importance of characterizing STEM faculty members’ instructional mindsets and practices in an era of instructional transformation'

November 14, 2018 - Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) research group, CREATE for STEM Institute, Michigan State University.

December 12, 2018 - Matthew Kloser, Associate Professor and founding director, Center for STEM Education, University of Notre Dame.

February 27, 2019 - Renee, Bayer, Idit Adler, Consuelo Morales, Health in Our Hands project, CREATE for STEM Institute, Michigan State University.

March  20, 2019 - Barbara Hug, Teaching Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

April 24, 2019 - Eileen Parsons, Professor, Science Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.