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Sunday, November 9, 2014

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM   top

The HCC Texas-STEM Scholarship Program Improves Academic Student Success
- Jackeline Gascon
Improving the Transfer of Community College Engineering Students to Universities
- Frank Lanzer - Marjorie Rawhouser
Training Students to Become Self-Directed Learners
- Lori Silverman
Understanding Second Life Virtual World Adoption Experiences in Higher Education
- Mark Choman
An Interest-Based Approach for Faculty Collaboration
- Kathleen Paris - Eddie Genna
Establishing an Early College With a High School STEM Academy
- Ted Lewis
The Information Technology-Energy and Manufacturing Institute Alliance
- Blaine Keener
Enhancements to Introductory Biology Courses That Increase STEM Student Retention
- Scott Newbold
The Persistence of Black Women in Engineering: A Phenomenological Study
- Joan Bush
Project-Based Engineering Instruction for Articulation to Four-Year Institutions
- David Ely - Todd Roswarski - Isaac Rivera

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM   top

Mobile Computing in Distance Education STEM Courses
- John Jones
Add Zing to Math and Science With PBL
- Elizabeth Carrandi Molina
MOOCs on the Ground: Underprepared Students Benefit From Open Sourcing
- Allison Martin
Virtual Textbooks: Amazing or Risky?
- Terry Arndt
Building Strategies to Recruit Students Into STEM-Related Fields
- Linda Davis - Denise McNeil - Eric Heinemann
Community College Entry to STEM Bachelor's Degree
- Sylvia Sorkin
Turning STEM Into STEAM With Music
- David Demuth Jr.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM   top

Helping Developmental Students Become STEM Track Ready in One Semester
- Yoshi Yamato - Marie McClendon - Jillian Blatti
Taking Direct Steps to STEM Careers via Early College School
- Patricia Lytton - Lee Kounovsky
Simple Approaches to Leveraging Flipped Learning in Engineering Technology Courses
- William Russo - Abdullah Johnson
STEM and the Nontraditional Student: Success Is Found
- Kim Law - Mindy Ursino
STEM Trek: A Symposium Showcasing Best Practices in STEM Education
- Tara Ebersole
Using Mobile Learning in an International and Experiential Environment
- Natalie Lupton - Ken Cohen
Assessment of Community College Student Participation in STEM Research Programs
- Candice Foley
Using Social Issues to Teach Science and Engage Students
- Caralyn Zehnder - Lori Robinson

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   top

Practical Solutions for Using Devices in the Flipped Classroom
- Harold Waterman - Penny Foster-Shriver - Rajwant Gill
A Proven Counseling, Assessment, and Retention Tool That Works
- Abdullah Johnson - William Russo
Integrating a Hydroponic System Into STEM Learning Curriculum
- Masood Mowlavi
The Hartnell College Summer STEM Internship Program and Symposium
- Willard Lewallen - Alison Kerr - Shannon Bliss - Lauren Polo - Patrick McNeill
Teacher Preparation: Enhancing K12 STEM Teaching
- Susan Butler

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM   top

Persistence of African American Students in STEM
- Latitia McCane
Undiscovered Math Genius: Metacognition for Student Success and Career Decisions
- Joy Tien
From STEM to Stern: Steering Students Toward STEM Careers
- Rebecca DeMayo - Mike Roberts
Show Me Your Thinking: Real-Time Formative Assessment With Digital Ink
- Susan Kowalski
Arthritis, Monkeys, and Students’ Success in College Biology
- Derek Madden

Monday, November 10, 2014

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM   top

Control vs. Freedom: WCJC’s Experience With Its Faculty Website
- Xiaodong Li
The Power of STEM Peer Mentor Programs
- Kenneth Songco
Central New Mexico Community College's New STEMulus Center
- James Darling - Samantha Sengel
Creating a New Engineering Pipeline: An Innovative Urban Model
- Susan Thompson - John Vasselli
Challenges and Opportunities: Delivering STEMtech Education at a Liberal Arts University
- Tom Gallagher - Steve Shen

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM   top

Partnering With a Major Corporation for Education
- Dexter Hulse
Problem-Based Learning: Increase Clinical Reasoning for Health Science Students
- Kathy Luzmoor - Heidi Brown
Strategies to Better Engage Underserved and Underprepared Students in STEM
- Gonzalo Perez - David Burger - Dennis Reer - Anjali Thanawala
Growing Our STEM Initiative From Seedling to Sapling
- Jackie Swanik - Cheryl Keeton
Putting Labs Online for Undergraduate Science Education
- Daniel Branan

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   top

Multiple Hypotheses Working: Building Geoscience Enrollment at Monroe Community College
- Daniel Robertson
The Mission of Public Education and the Promise of Personalized Learning
- Gary Lopez
The Library and STEM: Innovations in Career Pathways
- Kent Seaver - Joan Mendez
Storage, Virtualization and Cloud Computing
- Dave Nelson - Rich Weeks - Rick Watson

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM   top

Gauging Engagement Four Ways
- Katherine Watson
Doing the Math: Data-Driven Improvements to Advising Practices
- Stephanie Kraft-Terry
STEM College/K-12 Partnership Programs: Never Too Early
- Amy Crowley - Muhammad Kehnemouyi - Elena Saenz
A Critical Success Factor: Demand-Driven, Competency-Based Education
- David Siefert
CLEP and STEM: Acronyms for Minority Student Success
- Kent Seaver
Recitation Periods: Let Students Show You How It’s Done
- Peter Wickley
Anatomy and Physiology Digital Lab Practical
- Jeff Rorer - Jaysen Arno
Relationships in Science Education: Improving STEM Retention Through Community Building
- Tom Fleming - Deann Leoni

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM   top

Dating and Your New Career
- Terry Arndt
Technology and English Learners: A New Language, or Universal?
- Kristin Lems - W. Jason Stegemoller
Why Flip: Creating Authentic Learning Experiences
- Cliff Goodacre - Selena Becker

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM   top

EMS, Analytics, and the Community College
- Jeffrey Mills - Kats Gustafson
Assessment and Accreditation: Strategies for Sustainable Faculty Engagement
- Allison Phayre
What's to Like? Four Ways to Intercultural Awareness
- Katherine Watson
Retention, Student Research, Mentoring, Community College, STEM
- Gloria Liu
Dude...Where's My Money?
- Terry Arndt

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM   top

Bellevue College's Competency-Based Pilot: Stunning Success
- Suzanne Marks
Scientists + Learning Technologies + Instructional Designers = Science Learning
- Michael Ayers - Courtney Harrington - Kirsten Williford - Dwaine Davis
Learning Communities Enhance Retention and Completion in a STEM Program
- Scott Gevaert
Partnerships That Pop
- Cristina Lawson - Kristina Every
The 3D Classroom – A New Way to Learn
- Mattias Bostrom

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM   top

Liberal Arts Math Success: There's an App for That
- Jesse Kiefner - Danielle Truszkowski
Doom's Taxonomy: A Quest for Usable Classroom Technology
- Edward Schelb
Turning STEM Into STEAM With Music
- David Demuth Jr.
Technology-Enabled Open Education Resources
- Nicole Finkbeiner
Health Care Students Preventing Human Trafficking
- Lyvier Conss
English Composition and Biology Learning Communities: Themes, Content, and Assessments
- Chris Romero - Amy Holly
Great Partnerships That Recruit for Middle Skills Careers
- Allatia Harris - Ludith Gonzalez
Green STEM Projects: Creating Purpose and Passion for Learning
- Laura Arndt

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM   top

Transitioning Adult Learners Into Information Technology Careers
- Sarah Linz
Measuring What Matters
- Angela Cantrell
Teaching Physics With the Socratic Method Coupled With Clickers
- Rihab Sawah
Transitioning Veterans to Engineering-Related Careers
- Ashok Agrawal
Quest-Based Learning in the Blackboard LMS
- Cynthia Marcello
Clearing the Math Hurdle: Personalized Review for College Readiness
- Terri Rowenhorst - Judy Lowe - Erica Hastert - Lara Urano
28 Percent: What's Your Number?
- Pamela Silvers - Steven Marcus - James Sullivan

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM   top

What You Need to Know to Implement a Mechatronics Program
- Gary Morgan
Become a Blackboard Power User
- Marie Hartlein - Linda Moulton
Using In-Class Technology to Keep Students Engaged
- Mark Choman
Health IT: OER Instructional Materials Including Stellar Carnegie Mellon Content
- Margaret Murphy
Minimizing Student Graph Anxiety
- Karen Ernst
Identifying Skills Required by Businesses Successfully Leads to Student Hiring
- Ann Beheler - Helen Sullivan
Redefining Engineering Mathematics Education: Uncorking the Bottleneck to Student Success
- Nathan Klingbeil

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM   top

STEM and Literacy: Classroom Methods to Develop Both Simultaneously
- Mark Forget
What Women Want: Myths and Realities Behind Female STEM Participation
- Jodi Carson
Science Laboratories On Demand for Students With Unpredictable Schedules
- Michael Ayers - Kirsten Williford - Cheryl Burrell
The Hiring Process: A Student and Employer’s View
- Ann Beheler
Advising Intervention Programs for Undergraduate STEM Student Success
- Stephanie Kraft-Terry

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM   top

An Exploration of Faculty Technology Resources to Stay Current
- Mark Choman
Adventures in Designing a Technical Math MOOC With NROC
- Brenda Perea
Sustainable Building Science Technology Applied Baccalaureate: An Industry-Driven Degree
- Lauren Hadley

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM   top

Projecting a Good Image: Basics for Producing Effective Video Content
- Andy Curran
Do Innovative Curricula Actually Improve STEM Retention? A Case Study
- Rose Rustowicz - Malachi Schultz
Breaching the Perimeter: The Role of Social Engineering in Cyberbreaches
- Jane LeClair
Students Can Beef Up Portfolios With Virtual Internships
- Ann Beheler
Ultimate Technology Summer Camps to promote STEM
- Marcia Schenck

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM   top

Supporting Completion Delivering Fire Science Instruction Using Virtual Presence
- Robert Chambers - Greg Deye
STEM-Bot Mentors: Supporting Struggling STEM Students With Informal Mentoring
- Nathanial Wiggins - Jorge Mota
Work Smart, Not Hard: Bring Your iPad to Life
- Ava Cook
STEMulating and ARTiculating Innovative Strategies in Learning Communities
- Eugene Li - Nevart Tahmazian - Stephen Kcenich - Maria-Elivra Luna-Escudero-Alie
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