Aug. 15: HIP for STEM workshop

Workshop to foster collaboration with Delaware Tech faculty

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11:47 a.m., July 9, 2012--Delaware Technical Community College will host a workshop, “HIP (High Impact Practices) for STEM,” on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Delaware Environmental Education Center on the Wilmington Riverfront.

“We’re looking for innovative faculty from four-year institutions who would like to collaborate with Delaware Tech faculty to bring current, regional research into the community college classroom,” says Virginia Balke, biology and chemistry instructor at Delaware Tech.  “Our faculty can be great partners on outreach and broader impacts sections of proposals.”

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According to Balke, Delaware Tech faculty from biology, chemistry, computer technology, math, physics, engineering, allied health, and nursing will attend.

The workshop will include the following:

  • Continental breakfast and buffet lunch;
  • Presentations on high-impact educational practices and models for undergraduate research;
  • Breakout sessions to identify where to integrate research-based learning into your course curriculum;
  • Opportunities to form collaborations with faculty from Delaware Tech and four-year institutions; and
  • Discussions about funding opportunities for developing and sustaining undergraduate research.

To register for the workshop or for more information, contact Jennifer Sykes at jsykes3@dtcc.edu or 302-453-3725.

The workshop is free, but space is limited.

Workshop sponsors include Delaware’s National Science Foundation EPSCoR and National Institutes of Health INBRE programs.

Article by Diane Kukich

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