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CSU Forum on Effective STEM Teaching (CSU FEST)

Saturday May 7, 11:30 AM-6:00 PM

California State University, San Bernardino

SMSU Fourplex (old SMSU South Building 2nd floor)

An in-person gathering of California higher education professionals to share and discuss diversity and equity-focused, evidence-based practices in teaching.  Our goal is to network and share our ideas to improve student success in STEM through effective evidence-based teaching. The conference features 

Come share your ideas and be inspired by others! You can access our full agenda here.

Registration accepted until May 5. Abstract submission is now closed.

You can optionally attend Dr. McGee's Friday talk, May 6, 2:30-4 PM, in CGI-210: "BLACK, BROWN, BRUISED: How Racialized STEM Education Stifles Innovation". Attend virtually by registering via Zoom.



Visitors should park in lot N to avoid another event on campus. This lot has both parking permit kiosks and electric vehicle charging (4 hours free, ChargePoint account required). 

Parking permits are required at all times on campus. Visitors can purchase parking permits at kiosks around campus (credit/debit card only) for $3 on the weekend

Conference Schedule:

Conference Schedule
Time Event
11:30 am – 11:45 pm Check-in; poster set up
11:45 – 12:45 pm  Lunch
12:45 - 1:00 pm Introduction
1:00 – 2:00 pm Keynote address: Dr. Ebony McGee
2:00 – 2:15 pm Break
2:15 – 3:00 pm Round table discussions, round 1
3:00 – 3:45 pm Poster presentations
3:45 – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 – 4:45 pm Round table discussions, round 2
4:45  – 6:00 pm Closing Remarks and Reception
Dr. McGee

Keynote speaker: Dr. Ebony McGee, Professor of Education, Diversity and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) Education, Department of Teaching and Learning

Dr. McGee is a professor in the Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. Her research focus is on minoritized populations in STEM education and professions.

Her current bio is here. 



Sponsored by the ISSUES-X grant team of the College of Natural Sciences, CSUSB

For additional information on this grant, please visit the NSF #1727086 Award website.

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