We are looking for our next cohort of amazing faculty to lead STEM teaching at UP. The 2018 cohort has done great work … and had a lot of fun! Join us!
The REFLECT project was recently featured by UP. Take a look at the great article:
I am pleased to let you know that the following STEM faculty members have been selected as STEM Innovation Fellows for 2018 and will participate in the first REFLECT institute in May, funded by the NSF IUSE grant. We have a great mix of junior and senior faculty at different levels of adoption of evidence-based practices, and we have representation from all STEM departments.
Niki Schulz, Engineering
Cara Poor, Engineering
Ryan Kenton, Biology
Laurie Dizney, Biology
Christine Weilhoefer, Biology
Kristin Sweeney, Environmental Science
Buck Taylor, Chemistry
Elliot Mylott, Physics
Eli Goldwyn, Mathematics
Tammy van de Grift, Computer Science
Jen Symons, Engineering
We are thrilled to be searching for our first year of STEM Innovation Fellows. We have a short application online, tell us a bit about yourself and your teaching. The application closes February 25, 2018, but we plan to run a second session next year.
One of the key ideas behind the REFLECT project is learning from teaching mentors. Our NSF team mentor is the amazing Dr. Judith A. Ramaley. She was recently featured in a blog post about collaboration that we wanted to share.
We also found out recently that she coined the term STEM when a few folks were trying to call it SMET. Science educators everywhere thank you for that Judith!
UP granted $300,000 for new teaching methods in STEM classrooms – Thanks Beacon!
We had a few nice news pieces published recently. A favorite article below provides a nice overview of the project featuring Dr. Jordan Farina.
Welcome to the University of Portland REFLECT project website. We are excited to be working on teaching culture at UP.