2024 RiSE Center Conference

RiSE Center Conference 2024 FlyerRiSE Center Conference on STEM Education and Related Research

Integrating Research and Practice: Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Teaching and Learning in STEM Classrooms

June 24–25, 2024, at Wells Conference Center, University of Maine, Orono

Conference Host: Maine Center for Research in STEM Education

This two-day conference brings together researchers and PreK-16+ educators to share research findings and explore new technologies, theories, approaches and challenges to teaching and learning in the STEM disciplines: science, technology, mathematics and engineering.

Research-based strategies can enhance teaching, learning, and inclusion in STEM classrooms. At this conference we aim to highlight current research and tested strategies to help educators use these in their classrooms from early elementary through graduate school.

Featured Speakers

Beth Lindsey, Ph.D., Penn State Greater Allegheny
Associate Professor, Physics

Conference Strands

  • Creating Inclusive Student-Centered STEM Classrooms
  • Using Observation Protocols to Enrich Student Learning Experiences
  • Community-Relevant Authentic Student Research to Foster Engagement and Ownership
  • Successful Projects to Deepen Student Understanding and See Relevant Application of Mathematics
  • Using AI as a Valuable Tool for Teachers and Students

Schedule at a Glance

Coming soon…

Monday, June 24

Tuesday, June 25


K–12 STEM-Discipline Teachers

  • If your school or district has agreed to pay for this professional learning opportunity, you can select “Invoice (Enter School or District Billing Info)” at checkout.
  • Participating Maine STEM-discipline teachers will receive a stipend of $288 and 11.5 contact hours.


To request a reasonable accessibility accommodation to participate, please submit a request form and/or contact the RiSE Center: risecenter@maine.edu or 207-581-4672.

The University of Maine System is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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