Saturday, March 28, 2020
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First Time Tech Hosts STEM Education Research Conference

Tech will host the 14th annual STEM Education Research Conference for the first time.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) researchers and educators will meet on campus this Thursday and Friday.

MTSU had hosted this conference over the past 13 years. Tech mathematics education professor Holly Anthony said this is part of universities working together.

“We want people to recognize that Tech is not just a hub for STEM education outreach, but that we have several faculty across colleges who are very active in STEM education research,” Anthony said. “We also want to further partnerships with other universities with regards to STEM education research and make it more of a statewide and regional effort.”

National leaders in STEM will be discussing current topics and leading presentations. Other subjects will include current research questions, methodologies and findings within STEM.

Millard Oakley STEM Center Director Darek Potter said Tech departments have collaborated to spread awareness for this event.

“In addition to the College of Education, we’ve also worked with the Office of Research to get materials together and market the event,” Potter said.

Over 100 attendees from other universities across the Southeast are registered to attend, including UT Knoxville and Chattanooga, MTSU, Auburn, and the University of Georgia.