The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the National Science Foundation’s Division of Undergraduate Education are hosting the symposium on Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education (EnFUSE): Research and Practice on April 27-29, 2016, in Washington, D.C. This will be an opportunity to actively network and learn from NSF program officers and faculty engaged in improving undergraduate education.

This symposium will highlight the research, findings, and effective practices of NSF grantees from the following programs:

  • Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE:EHR);
  • Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE:GEOPATHS);
  • Improving Undergraduate STEM Education/Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED);
  • Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES);
  • Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI);
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP);
  • Widening Implementation & Demonstration of Evidence-Based Reforms (WIDER);
  • EHR Core Research (ECR); and
  • Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering.

The Symposium will include the following:

  1. Plenary Lectures and Panels: Distinguished scholars will be invited to inspire and help transform the community.
  2. Poster Sessions: Sessions to bring together the community and share knowledge. Poster should be no more than 4 feet by 4 feet.
  3. Discussion Sessions: Sessions that include two or more PIs presenting on and responding to questions about challenges and contributions from their specific projects.
  4. Working Group Sessions: Sessions where participants meet and discuss challenges and opportunities on a specific topic.
  5. Paper Presentation Sessions: Conference-style sessions that bring PIs together around specific themes.  Each PI will have 20 minutes (10 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for Q&A).
  6. NSF Program Officer Sessions: Sessions to support PIs in managing their current projects and preparing for the next one.