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Dr. Valerie Otero, Director of the Learning Assistant program at CU-Boulder, presents on this high-impact instructional model Friday, February 17th.

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The Learning Assistant Model

Pioneered at CU-Boulder, the Learning Assistant model is a high-impact strategy that has been adopted by several STEM departments at UGA.

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Thanks for making this year's UGA STEM Institute a Success!

UGA graduate student Kasey Darley shares her research with OSE Director Timothy Burg during this year's UGA STEM Institute on Teaching and Learning.

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Thanks for making this year's UGA STEM Institute a Success!

Lots of great networking and discussion took place during this year's UGA STEM Institute on Teaching and Learning.

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STEM in the News

U.S. fourth- and eighth-graders show gains on national science test

The nation’s fourth- and eighth-graders have made gains in science, and large racial achievement gaps have narrowed slightly, according to the results of a national science test released Thursday.

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Active Learning Day

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) recently announced an Active Learning Day as part of its nationwide Call to Action to improve STEM education.

On Active Learning Day, US STEM faculty are encouraged to incorporate teaching strategies that promote active learning in their classrooms. In response to this effort, we are proud to invite you to join us on Active Learning Day by pledging to implement advanced undergraduate STEM teaching techniques that equally promote active learning and integrate cultural responsiveness.

#ActiveLearningDay will take place on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.

UGA receives $4 million NSF grant to continue broadening participation in STEM

Funding for a program that has helped triple minority enrollment in STEM fields at the University of Georgia has been renewed for the second time by the National Science Foundation.

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New Science Learning Center Opens

The new 122,500-square-foot building on south campus is officially open. Featuring 33 labs, two 280-seat lecture halls, and two SCALE-UP classrooms, the SLC will serve as a new hub for learning on campus.

Read more about the new SLC here.

Four Athens Offers Coding Classes for All Ages

Local tech incubator Four Athens offers coding classes for everybody. Read about it in Flagpole and learn more here.

Nation's Report Card

CLICK HERE to see new Mathematics and Reading score information from 2015.

Provost's Blog on STEM Success

CLICK HERE to read Provost Whitten's blog post on STEM success at UGA!


The Art of STEM: 2017 Inaugural Competition

Has your STEM research or coursework led to the creation of art? Perhaps you have captured an image with a microscope or created an appealing illustration or graphic depicting a scientific concept. If you have generated something that represents the 'Art of STEM', we encourage you to submit your work for this inaugural competition. Three winning entries will be announced at the 2017 STEM Institute in March. Winners will receive a certificate and be honored by having their art professionally printed and displayed at the Science Learning Center for the UGA community to enjoy.

More details and entry link here.

CTL/OSE Co-Sponsored Event

"The Learning Assistant Model as a Catalyst for Institutional Change and Instructional Improvement"

Friday, February 17th

Guest Speaker: Dr. Valerie Otero, CU-Boulder

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SEER Center Workshops

The SEER Center includes faculty, postdocs, and graduate students across the University of Georgia who perform research in collegiate STEM education. The Spring 2017 Workshop Series offers opportunities to enhance your skills as a reasearcher. Follow the link below for more information!

SEER Center Spring 2017 Workshop Series

CCSD Science and Engineering Fair - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The 2017 Clarke County School District Science & Engineering Fair will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Cedar Shoals High School. Cedar Shoals High School is located at 1300 Cedar Shoals Drive.

CCSD is seeking volunteers to serve as judges for this event, which will take place from 8 AM - 1 PM on Saturday, January 7th. Please follow the link below if you are interested in serving as a volunteer judge.

Judge Registration Form

Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need Georgia secondary schools.

Find out more here

2nd Annual SciREN Networking Event

Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
5:45-8:00 PM
Sandy Creek Nature Center

Spend the evening browsing classroom-ready, Georgia standard
lesson plans based on local scientific research. Walk away with
lesson plans and contact information from scientists willing to visit
your classroom. Click Here for More Info!

SABER West STEM Conference

The University of California, Irvine is hosting a STEM education conference to be held on January 14th and 15th, 2017. This conference, SABER West, is sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER), and is open to all individuals interested in STEM education at 2 year and 4 year institutions.

For more information about the meeting, please go to the meeting website:


Shared on behalf of Project REFOCUS: We are looking for active and retired STEM professionals, as well as doctoral students in STEM who are interested in building their professional resumes by volunteering in the 21st Century STEAM Program, an initiative to provide middle and high school students with enrichment and academic activities after school. We are asking that you commit 2 hours a week for approximately 10 weeks this semester and/or 10 weeks next semester. This is a great way to help ensure that our science students are being exposed to various assortments of STEM careers, and it gives you an opportunity to help students each week with their content knowledge.

This initiative is funded by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a collaboration with Project REFOCUS. A short overview of REFOCUS can be found HERE.

Those interested should contact David Steele at


USG STEM Summit 2016

Representatives from OSE attended the USG STEM Summit 2016 on Monday, August 8th at Middle Georgia State University in Macon. This meeting looked back on the work done across the state during the past several years of the STEM Initiative, as well as provided a look forward towards upcoming Education Improvement Plans (EIP) that are being developed by more than a dozen USG institutions.

Projects from UGA were highlighted in a poster session during the summit. The poster can be viewed HERE.

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Add Your Name to the UGA STEM Listserv

Contact tburg {at} uga dt edu to add your name to the UGA STEM listserv. Timely news items and opportunities will be delivered directly to your inbox!

2016 Brochure


The UGA Office of STEM Education (OSE) serves University professors and K-12 teachers to improve the teaching and learning of STEM discplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). With generous support from the University System of Georgia Board of Regents (USG-BOR) and the UGA administration, the OSE supplies research mini-grants, supports STEM Learning Communities, provides letters of support to faculty, and promotes STEM fields to undergraduates and K-12 students. The OSE provides this support to boost learning initiatives, recruit more students, and improve student retention in STEM majors.

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Sign up for the STEM Listserv by sending an email to tburg {at} uga dt edu

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