Welcome to the 2017 CREATE MiniConference

CREATE for STEM hosted its 6th Annual Mini Conference on February 10, 2017, from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center!  

More than 100 faculty, postdocs, graduate students, teachers, administrators, and other educational leaders across four colleges gathered to share and discuss their research to promote the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in grades K through 16.

Our intent is for this year's conference was to:
  • Fuel discussion about efforts to improve K-16 teaching and learning of STEM,
  • Allow researchers and collaborators to share challenges and generate new ideas, and
  • Accelerate interdisciplinary collaborations.

There were poster sessions both before and after the talk by our keynote speaker, Dr. Heidi Schweingruber, who spoke from a national perspective on current trends and pressing problems in K-12 STEM education. Click on the story below to learn more about Dr. Schweingruber and to see her presentation.