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2019
Thursday, March 21st
7:00 AM

STEM Conference 2019

STEM Conference

Georgia Tech Savannah Campus, Savannah, GA

7:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

6:00 PM

3-in-1: Design and Gamified Delivery of an Online Pre-Med Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry Course

Suzanne Carpenter, Georgia Southern University

Poster Presentations (PARB 114/115)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Engaging Students with Disabilities Through Robotics

Karin Fisher, Georgia Southern University

Poster Presentations (PARB 114/115)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Immersive Visualization Environments for Teaching/Learning

Max M. North, Kennesaw State University
Sarah M. North, Kennesaw State University

Poster Presentations (PARB 114/115)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Pico Grid-Smart Home Energy Management System

James E. Conaway Mr., Langston Chapel Middle School
Kristina R. Istre, ARJohnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School

Poster Presentations (PARB 114/115)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pilot Study for STARS (Self Tracking, Assessment and Reflection Study) in General Chemistry Course

Issac Graves, Georgia Southern University
Shainaz M. Landge, Georgia Southern University
Jessica Orvis, Georgia Southern University

Poster Presentations (PARB 114/115)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Teaching About Phenomena Using the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 3D Framework

Alejandra Lara-Chavez, Georgia Southern University

Poster Presentations (PARB 114/115)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday, March 22nd
9:30 AM

Become Future Ready! Start Coding Today!

David J. Lockhart

Workshop 1 (PARB 114/115)

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Building Your STEMpire

Michael Kuenlen, Georgia Public Broadcasting

Session 1 (PARB 239)

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Content and Instructional Strategies: Results of an MSP workshop

Janel Smith, Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus

Workshop 1 (ELAB 21)

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Create a Generation of Problem Solvers with Engineering is Elementary

Jayma Koval, CEISMC/Georgia Tech

Session 1 (PARB 128)

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Creating Your STEMpire with GPB's Resources

Michael Kuenlen

Session 1 (PARB 239)

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Definitions and meaning for future teachers in spatial measurement: Length, area, and volume

Eryn Michelle Stehr, Georgia Southern University
Jia He, Augusta University

Session 1 (PARB 227)

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Developing Essential Learning and Study Skills Among Students in STEM Courses at Higher Education Institutions

Charles H. Roberts Dr., Mercer University

Session 1 (PARB 255)

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Technology-based collaborative learning of a flipped model in monolingual and bilingual classrooms and students' learning outcomes in biology

Adebiyi Toyosi Oladosu Mr, College of Education, Ikere, Ekiti State

Session 1 (PARB 126)

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Using LEGO Robots to Understand the Relationship Between Rate of Change, Unit Rate, and Slope

Shelli L. Casler-Failing, Georgia Southern University

Session 1 (PARB 127)

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Presentation Materials Available

10:30 AM

Ethical Hacking: Teaching Cyber Safety from a Hacker's Point of View

Bryson Payne, University of North Georgia
Bryan Fagan, Lumpkin County Schools

Session 2 (PARB 128)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Making STEM Fun and Interactive in the Preschool Classroom for Retention and Readiness

Dwight Calhoun, Mr. Cardiotone Enterprises, LLC

Session 2 (PARB 227)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Mission: STEMpossible

Michael Kuenlen

Session 2 (PARB 127)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Using Math Acceleration to Address Deficiencies of STEM Students

Jesse W. Kiefner, Community College of Baltimore County

Session 2 (PARB 239)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Presentation Materials Available

11:30 AM

Developing Civic-Mindedness in Middle- and High-School Students Using Service-Learning

James Hopper, EAST Initiative
Sheila Stowers, Arkansas State University - Main Campus
Christy J. Brinkley, Arkansas State University - Main Campus
Olivia Smith, Arkansas State University - Main Campus
David Saarnio, Arkansas State University - Main Campus

Research Burst 1 (PARB 126)

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Investigations in EthnoSTEM: Experiences in Indigenous Knowledge Systems

Iman Chahine, University of Massachusetts at Lowell

Research Burst 1 (PARB 127)

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

1:00 PM

Dismantling Divisive Walls to Promote Diversity and Inclusivity in STEM Education

Natalie S. King, Georgia State University

Keynote (PARB 114/115)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:15 PM

Is An Open Source Curriculum Effective? An Assessment of Open Source Curriculum Against A Text Based Curriculum

Senthil Balaji Girimurugan, Florida Gulf Coast University

REsearch Burst 2 (PARB 128)

2:15 PM - 2:35 PM

Teaching Technical Writing to Engineering Students: Design, Implementation, and Assessment for Project-based Instruction

Yang Gao

Research Burst 2 (PARB 127)

2:15 PM - 2:35 PM

Presentation Materials Available

2:45 PM

Building a Culture for STEM/ STEAM Success

Allyson L. Morgan, Georgia Department of Education
Rontra Brown, Georgia Department of Education

Session 3 (PARB 227)

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Cotton: From Farm to Market - Bringing Ag into Elementary

Justin Liles, Odom Elementary School
Lauri Dalton, Odom Elementary School
Mary Wilson, Odom Elementary School
Patricia Lirio, Odom Elementary School

Session 3 (PARB 128)

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Engaging Events: Using QR Codes to bring your School Events to Life

Alexandria Newton

Workshop 2 (ELAB 21)

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Fireside Chat for Those Interested in Building and Sustaining Community Partnerships

Natalie S. King, Georgia Southern University

Session 3 (PARB 114/115)

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Making “Sense” of Functions

Dennis Wilson, Texas Instruments

Workshop 2 (PARB 126)

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Under the Sea: A Deep Dive into 3D Learning Curriculum Modules using Authentic Phenomena in Marine Environments

Sabrina Grossman, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jayma Koval, CEISMC/Georgia Tech

Workshop 2 (PARB 239)

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Using LEGO Robots to Support Understanding of Absolute Value in a Mathematics Classroom

Ann Mitchem, Georgia Southern University
Jillian Arnold, Georgia Southern University
Shelli Casler-Failing, Georgia Southern University

Session 3 (PARB 127)

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

3:45 PM

A Different World: Seeing the World Through VR

David J. Lockhart

Research Burst 3 (PARB 128)

3:45 PM - 4:05 PM

SciComm: What does it mean to communicate with the public?

Kania Greer

Research Burst 3 (PARB 127)

3:45 PM - 4:05 PM

4:15 PM

An Integrative Approach to STEM Education Methods Courses for K-12 Teachers

Rebecca G. Gault, University of West Georgia
Stacey Britton, University of West Georgia
Jennifer Edelman, University of West Georgia

Research Burst 4 (PARB 227)

4:15 PM - 4:35 PM

An Investigation into Persistence and Nonpersistence of Second and Third Year Engineering Students

Kimberly E. Ball, Mississippi State University

Research Burst 4 (PARB 255)

4:15 PM - 4:35 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Saturday, March 23rd
8:30 AM

Bridging the Gap: Preparing STEM Students for Careers in Healthcare

Tasia Hilton-Betton PhD, Saint Leo University

Session 4 (PARB 255)

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Engaging Students in Renewable Energy

Donita L. Legoas, ARJohnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School

Session 4 (PARB 128)

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Engaging the STEM Classroom

Kiara J. Love, Oak Hill Middle School
Benita Blackwell, Oak Hill Middle School
Tiandra Harris, Oak Hill Middle School

Workshop 3(ELAB 21)

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Moving Towards Understanding with TI-Rover

Dennis Wilson, Texas Instruments

Workshop 3 (PARB 126)

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Preparing future interdisciplinary scientists

Hagar Ibrahim Labouta
Jennifer Adams
Natasha Kenny
Max Anikovskiy
Leslie Reid
David Cramb

Session 4 (PARB 127)

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Reconceptualizing the Roles and Contributions of Girls and Women in STEM

Natalie S. King, Georgia Southern University

Session 4 (PARB 239)

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

STEM Innovation and Design:Integrating Math and Science into MS Engineering & Technology

Jeffrey H. Rosen, Georgia Institute of Technology

Workshop 3 (PARB 114/115)

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

What is the State of STEM in America?: Defining the challenges and opportunities for all sectors

Erin White, STEMconnector

Session 4 (PARB 227)

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

9:30 AM

A flipped large Calculus 1 class; first observations and conclusions

Piotr Mikusinski, University of Central Florida

Research Burst 5 (PARB 128)

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Creative Coding: Adding Coding to your CORE class

David J. Lockhart

Research Burst 5 (PARB 127)

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

10:00 AM

Combining math, literacy, science, and more: Centers in Action

Janel Smith, Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus

Workshop 4 (PARB 255)

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Exploring Geometric Theorems in Dynamic Geometry Environments

Tuyin An Ph.D., Georgia Southern University
Garrett Edwards, Georgia Southern University
Cassie Hale, Georgia Southern University
Garrett Menich, Georgia Southern University

Session 5 (PARB 127)

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

How to take STEM from Activities to Interdisciplinary or PBL

Kaija Spencer, Innovative STEM PD
Tanisha Taylor

Workshop 4 (PARB 227)

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Input and Output: Using LEGO Robots to Understand Functions

Shelli L. Casler-Failing, Georgia Southern University

Session 5 (PARB 128)

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Integrate your physical science and algebra curriculum using energy-based simulations from the AMP-IT-UP Project

Jayma Koval, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jeffrey H. Rosen, Georgia Institute of Technology
Sabrina Grossman, Georgia Institute of Technology

Session 5 (ELAB 21)

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM

Maintaining Successful Scientific Communication Workshops for Undergraduate Researchers

Ria R. Ramoutar, Georgia Southern University

Research Burst 6 (PARB 128)

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Prerequisite Coursework as a Predictor of Performance in Subsequent Science Courses

Mark Wireman, Grand Canyon University
Samantha Russell, Grand Canyon University

Research Burst 6 (PARB 127)

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

11:30 AM

Game Time! Building Super Mario style video games with code to tell stories

David J. Lockhart

Research Burst 7 (PARB 127)

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

12:00 PM

WanderlustEDU

Micah Shippee, Liverpool Middle School

Keynote (PARB 114/115)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM