DLRC Showcase & Symposium
February 9, 2011
The Discovery Learning Research Center is hosting its annual Showcase and Symposium on February 22, 2011. The DLRC invites you to join us for an afternoon of information and conversation. This event will highlight the Center's mission and provide examples of ways that partnering with DLRC can enhance your STEM research and proposals. This event will begin with a luncheon presentation in the PMU East/West Faculty lounges from 11:30-1:00 then continue in the DLR building with a series of talks designed to encourage future collaboration with the center and one another. We will close with a cocktail reception from 4:15-6:00 in the DLR atrium. Please see the website for the complete agenda and additional details.
- Amy Childress
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