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Congratulations to Our Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Idea Competition for the Symposium on Imagining the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education. The 25 winners were chosen from 160 entries received. An additional 25 entries have been awarded honorable mention.

Entrants submitted a statement of video addressing some aspect of the symposium's focus: What should undergraduate STEM education look like in 2040 and beyond to meet the needs of students, science, and society? What should we do now to prepare?

Entries were evaluated based on their potential to contribute to and advance discussion at the symposium as well as originality and future orientation. Winning submissions proposed new ideas for thinking about the future of undergraduate STEM education and addressed a situation (a change in the students, faculty/instructors, technology, workforce, environment, society) that does not currently exist.

Winning submissions and honorable mentions will be featured in the Symposium taking place November 12, 13, and 19, 2020.

To view the winning submissions, click here.

Thank you to all who participated in the competition.

 

Winners of the Idea Competition

 

Kelsey Bickett, Florida State University         

Toward 2040 and a Science of Being

 

Eric Brechner, University of Washington, Bothell     

Educating searchers

 

Paul Andrew Burke, Texas A&M University  

The Democratization and Future Ubiquity of STEM Education

 

Sakereh Carter and Sacoby Wilson, University of Maryland, College Park  

Critical STEM for Environmental Health and Social Justice

 

Kai Jun Chew and Holly Matusovich, Virginia Tech   

Exam-less Engineering Education: A Provocative Thought Experiment on the Current State of Learning Assessment

 

Michael Dennin, University of California, Irvine       

Alexandre Gomes de Siqueira, University of Florida

Masoud Gheisari, University of Florida

Benjamin Lok, University of Florida

Eliminating Institutional Racism in Undergraduate STEM Education

 

Ricardo Eiris, Michigan Technological University      

CampusXR: Where Real and Virtual Education Blends

 

Sarah C R Elgin , Washington University in St Louis   

Laura K Reed, University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa

Sam Donovan, University of Pittsburgh

Teach science by engaging students in doing science:  Fully Realizing the Current Opportunities

 

Roni Ellington, Glenda Prime, Tracy Rone, and Vanessa Dodo-Seriki,

Morgan State University        

Undergraduate STEM Education Re-imagined:  Transcending Boundaries, Forwarding Inclusion, Making the Invisible Visible

 

Erica Hernandez, Bowie State University      

Student-parent Undergraduate Research Experience for 2040 STEM Readiness

 

John Jordan, Syracuse University      

Monty Alger, Pennsylvania State University

Darrell Velegol, Pennsylvania State University

James Ferri, Virginia Commonwealth University

STEM 2040 – Beyond the Industrial Paradigm

 

David Devraj Kumar, Florida Atlantic University       

Undergraduates STEM Education: Students Leading the Way

 

Eli Laird, Southern Methodist University      

Hub-Based Education

 

Holly Matusovich and Kai Jun Chew, Virginia Tech   

Putting Equity at the Front: A Choose Your Own Adventure Approach to Engineering Education

 

Jason Meyers, Krista Ingram, Ken Belanger, Sylvia Jimenez Bolanos, Michael Hay,

Ahmet Ay, Rebecca Metzler, and Jason Keith, Colgate University   

Developing an Interdisciplinary Introductory STEM Curriculum Integrating Computational and Mathematical Processes

 

Rebecca Nugent and Philipp Burckhardt, Carnegie Mellon  

Personalized Learning Environments for Student-Centric STEM

 

Luke Oaks, Texas A&M University / Bray International, Inc.

The Future Product-Offering of Higher Education: Technical Mentorship and Professional Development

 

Antonio Perez, Procter & Gamble     

Towards A Better Future - Improving STEM Education Through New Accreditation Standards

 

Bala Ram, North Carolina A&T State University

Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education in 2040

 

Yadilette Rivera-Colón and Gina Semprebon, Bay Path University  

Teaching in an Inclusive, Global, Digital Society

 

David Song, Stanford University        

The Future

 

Meena Thiyagarajah, Kent Crippen, and Hitomi Yamaguchi Greenslet

University of Florida  

Athena—An Adaptive Socially Conscious AI Mentor for your Future STEM Selves

 

Monica Van, University of California, San Diego       

AWE: Alternative Worlds Experiment

 

David Vaughn and Bridget Trogden, Clemson University     

STEM Education by 2040: Change the Ecosystem, Impact the World

 

Jessica Vitiritti, Stanford University   

EdTech

 

Honorable Mentions

 

Sara Amani and Muhammad Danyal Imam, Texas A&M University 

A Humanitarian Approach to STEM Education

 

Ann E. Austin, Michigan State University      

The Future of Undergraduate STEM Education: Inclusive, Flexible, Collaborative, Innovative

 

Yu Bai, California State University, Fullerton

Yusheng (Christopher) Liu, University of Missouri-Kansas City

An AI-Driven Personalized Learning System (APLES) in Undergraduate STEM Education: Implications for Minority Students

 

Haider Ali Bhatti, University of California, Berkeley 

STEM research as a framework to reimagine undergraduate STEM education using the TrI Model

 

Matthew L. Bolton, University at Buffalo      

Humanistic Engineering:  A Transformative Agenda for a Better Future

 

Sheryl Burgstahler, University of Washington          

Make STEM Education Inclusive of Students with Disabilities

 

Christina Chong, James Dent, and Taniea Sym, Curtin University    

Opportunities in STEM in Higher Education

 

Ben Davies, West Virginia University

Automated Theorem Provers and the instruction of proof-based mathematics

 

John Estrada and Myriam Changoluisa, Purdue University Northwest        

A Futuristic Vision of STEM Education

 

Benjamin Fine, Ramapo College of New Jersey        

Jory Denny, University of Richmond

Reimagining a Liberal Arts Education for a STEM Future

 

Layal Hakim, University of Exeter      

Collaboratively Personalizing STEM Education through a Virtual Gaming Environment

 

Olivia Harrison , Curtin University      

Broadening STEM Education to Accommodate Employability and Job Flexibility

 

Paul Kim, UC Berkeley

Work Smarter: More Coding in STEM Education

 

Donna Llewellyn and Jillana Finnegan, Boise State University         

Ed Coyle, Kitty Vogt, and Julie Sonnenberg-Klein, Georgia Institute of Technology

Silo-free Campuses Through Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP)

 

Robert D. Mathieu, University of Wisconsin, Madison         

Ann Austin, Michigan State University

A Vision for the STEM Faculty of 2040

 

Kathryn McGill, University of Florida

Improving Diversity in STEM through Community College Partner Programs

 

Tatiana Melguizo and Elise Swanson, University of Southern California

To Increase Participation in STEM, Don’t Focus on STEM: Re-Imagining Undergraduate Education to Increase Racial Diversity and Student Success in STEM

 

Pranav Mohan, Purdue University    

Cindy Belardo, Menstrual Mates LLC

Imperative Curriculum for 2040

 

Derrick Nero, University of Nebraska at Omaha       

Engaging Undergraduates with STEM

 

Victor Piercey, Ferris State University

Catherine Buell, Fitchburg State University

Rochelle Tractenberg, Georgetown University

Integrated Ethics in Mathematics: Strengthening the STEM Curriculum with Ethical Reasoning

 

Vicente Talanquer, University of Arizona      

Reinventing Higher Education

 

John Tharakan, Charles Verharen, and George Middendorf, Howard University    

Coupling Ethical Research to Community Engagement for Responsive and Impactful UG STEM Education to 2040

 

David Ucko, Museums + More LLC    

Personalized Undergraduate & Lifelong Learning STEM Center

 

Madhvi Venkatesh, Harvard Medical School

Personalized Transdisciplinary Education

 

Mia Wright, Multispecies Care Coordinator 

The Hero Habitat Theory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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