Discovery Learning Research Center Moves In
December 4, 2009
On Monday, Nov. 9 the staff of the Discovery Learning Research Center moved into its new facilities at: 207 South Martin Jischke Drive. Although not all of the building was ready for occupants, the second floor DLRC Suite was ready to go. As with any move and any new building, there were small glitches, but all in all the move was smooth. Other DLRC project groups and other Discovery Park programs will continue to move in during the coming months. The DLRC grand opening ceremonies will take place in April. Keep watch on the DLRC website for more details about the grand opening activities in the coming months.
- Wilella Burgess
November 24, 2015
Higher education's ability to prepare students to compete in the 21st century workplace faces increasing scrutiny. Existing and ingrained structures of higher education, particularly in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, are not set up to provide the skill development in three key areas necessary for student success in the knowledge economy: communication, teamwork and divergent thinking, a new book published by Purdue University Press suggests. Addressing this issue by formulating solutions within diverse academic settings is the focus of "Transforming Institutions: Undergraduate STEM Education for the 21st Century." Edited by Gabriela C. Weaver, Wilella D. Burgess, Amy L. Childress and Linda Slakey, the book brings together chapters from the scholars and leaders who were part of the 2011 and 2014 conferences led by the Discovery Learning Research Center in Purdue's Discovery Park.Read Full Story