UK STEM Faculty: Enhance Teaching Skills, Undergrad Collaborative Research Projects at Workshop

 By Whitney Harder

(April 15, 2016) — A STEM-focused teaching enhancement workshop and scholarly forum will allow faculty members across the University of Kentucky campus to network, develop collaborations and augment STEM teaching skills. The workshop and forum will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Hilary J. Boone Center.

The event will focus on course-based undergraduate research experiences to engage undergraduate students in authentic research and maintain their interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors. 

Inspired by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)-funded STEMCats Living Learning Program, the workshop will also offer innovative teaching tips, networking opportunities and a presentation of several posters presented at this year’s Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars.

The event, organized by UK Department of Biology Chair and STEMCats Director Vincent Cassone, is free and open to all faculty members from STEM or STEM-related disciplines. Faculty members can RSVP by contacting Jaclyn Gibson at or 859-257-1064 by the deadline of Friday, April 22. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

A tentative program agenda can be found here

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