SENCER Center for Innovation‒Midwest
2019 Spring Regional Symposium
April 5, 2019
Roosevelt University - Schaumburg, IL
Innovation and Collaboration in STEM Education
Robert Seiser and Heather Pelzel, Co-Directors
The SENCER Center for Innovation-Midwest Spring 2019 Regional Symposium will take place on April 5, 2019. The meeting agenda (below) is designed to promote conversation and interaction among attendees from a variety of institution types. Presenters will be regional leaders in the SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibilities) network and at Roosevelt University’s Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Education.
All attendees are invited to present posters or “show-and-tell” presentation on pedagogical innovations, updates of ongoing projects and new ideas related to the SENCER project and K-16 STEM education. To submit a presentation topic, visit:
The registration fee of $40 will include breakfast, lunch and meeting materials. Students may attend at a reduced registration fee of $20. To pay the registration fee for this meeting, visit this PayPal link (you do not need to be a PayPal user):
9:00 a.m. Registration Opens
9:30 a.m. Welcome and Poster Session*
10:30 a.m. Plenary Session - Dr. Drew Sieg, Truman State U.
11:15 a.m. Plenary Session - Dr. Karel Jacobs, Chicago State U.
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Engaging Science - Designing Modules for Civic-minded Biology Education
K-16 and Beyond - Connecting Standards and Practices
Water and Land Use – Grand Challenges for Teaching
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Working Groups
4:00 p.m. Plenary Discussion and Wrap-up