MPE 2013+ Workshop on PK-12 Education for the Planet Earth of Tomorrow
Organized by Midge Cozzens, DIMACS, Rutgers University, Fred Roberts, DIMACS, Rutgers University, Laura Sample McMeeking, CSU STEM Center, Colorado State University, and Andrea Weinberg, School of Education, Colorado State Universityhttp://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/PK-12/
06/22/2016 - 06/24/2016
Rocky Mountain YMCA, Estes Park, CO
The aim of this workshop is to foster collaboration among individuals interested in improving PK-12, undergraduate, and graduate STEM Education. The broad disciplinary focus is the Management of Natural Resources, which includes challenges affecting food supplies, forests, and water.
Many challenges cut across the applied areas of water, forests, and food, and these areas in turn overlap each other. These challenges involve complex adaptive systems that interconnect natural systems with human ones, thus calling for understanding of both types of systems. Brief discussions of common features and overlapping mathematical and scientific topics will occur.
Participants will engage in open dialogue about how PK-12 educators, teacher preparation faculty, and STEM faculty can collaborate and engage with one another to enhance PK-20 STEM education.
This is a collaborative, novel workshop experience like no other!
This workshop is organized by Colorado State University, presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Program: Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013+, with funding from DIMACS Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) at Rutgers University, CSU Noyce Scholarship Program, and CSU STEM Center. MPE aims to increase the contributions of the mathematical sciences community to protect our planet by strengthening connections with other disciplines; involving a broader community; and educating students and the general population about the relevance of the mathematical sciences.