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National Conference: Integrating Science & Mathematics Education Research into Teaching - 2010

Integrating Science and Mathematics Education Research into Teaching
National Conference
University of Maine, Orono, Maine
Sunday, June 20 – Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hosted by the University of Maine Center for Research in STEM Education and the Jackson Laboratory, with support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine through National Science Foundation award #0904155, the Provost’s Office at the University of Maine, the University of Maine Colleges of Education and Human Development, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and  the  School of Biology and Ecology, the Department of Chemistry, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

The National Conference is almost upon us!  Official registration starts on Sunday, June 20, at 4:00 pm 0n the 2nd floor of the Wells Conference Center.  For directions to the Wells Conference Center from I-95, please click here.  Transportation to and from the local hotels will be provided for the invited speakers and travel award recipients by Conference personnel.  All others should download and print the Parking Permit that will be included in the Welcome Packet email that will go out on Monday (today).

2010 Conference Schedule
2010 Conference Announcement (downloadable pdf file)
2010 Call for Abstracts
2010 RiSE Conference Program

Campus Recreation Summer Conference Flyer 2010

Conference Map

Hotels with reasonable rates:

Keynote speakers:

The Center for Science and Mathematics Education Research (Center) will host its fifth biennial conference on integrating science and mathematics education research into teaching, Sunday evening, June 20th through lunch on Wednesday, June 23rd.

The conference program will consist of keynote addresses, contributed and invited talks, workshops, panels and roundtables, a poster session, and evening programs, with ample time for discussion and participant interaction.

The following themes will be the foci of the conference:

  1. Recent findings from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education research.
  2. Using discipline-based education research in middle, secondary, and post-secondary STEM classrooms.
  3. Research supported strategies to increase participation and learning in STEM, particularly among students from under-represented groups.
  4. Strategies for improving student learning using technology in STEM teaching.
  5. Building effective partnerships to implement research-guided practices in the classroom.
  6. Research-supported strategies for STEM teacher preparation and professional development.

Conference registration information

Registration deadline: April 15, 2010.  Send completed registration form to:  Leisa Preble, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 120 Bennett Hall, University of Maine, Orono, Maine  04469-5709 (207) 581-1016,

The Center’s mission is to advance the research and practice of teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  To learn more about the Center and for more conference information, please visit our website:

Questions:  Amie Gellen, Assistant Director (207) 581-1021,

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The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center)
5727 Estabrooke Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5727
Phone: (207) 581-4672 | Fax: (207) 581-9555E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469