"Assessment has been called the "hidden curriculum" as it is an important driver of students' study habits. Unless we rethink our approach to assessment, it will be very difficult to produce a meaningful change in education."

- Dr. Eric Mazur

June

7th

Where?

Russell Miller Theatre of Fine Arts, Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center at WKU

6 p.m. CDT

Dr. Eric Mazur, internationally sought after speaker and thought leader in education, will speak at Western Kentucky University on Wednesday, June 7th.

 

Dr. Mazur’s teaching methods have been adopted across multiple science disciplines, inspiring a large national and international following of educators and policy influencers. Dr. Mazur is the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University, the first recipient of the $500,000 Minerva Prize for Advancements in Higher Education, the author of several books and the author or co-author of nearly 300 scientific publications.

                                                                               

6:00 p.m. CDT

Russell Miller Theatre of Fine Arts, Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center at WKU

Parking is available in nearby surface lots.

 

This lecture is presented as part of the Mary Nixon Speaker Series of the National STEM Scholars program, a collaboration between the National Stem Cell Foundation and the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science.

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Assessment:  The Silent Killer of Learning

Dr. Eric Mazur
Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University

 

 

About the National Stem Cell Foundation

 

The National Stem Cell Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization that funds adult stem cell and regenerative medicine research to accelerate clinical treatment options, advocates for patients participating in clinical trials and supports STEM education to inspire the next generation of researchers and scientists nationwide.

 

Email:  info@nationalstemcellfoundation.org

 

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Louisville, KY 40202

 

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About the National STEM Scholars Program

NSCF is partnering with The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University to provide advanced training for the teachers of aspiring middle school scientists nationwide. Research shows that children in this age group who become excited about science are the ones who will pursue STEM (science, technology and math) courses in high school and major in STEM subjects at the college level. The National STEM Scholars program provides best-in-class access and training for 10 middle school science teachers selected annually from a national pool of applicants. Scholars receive a Chromebook to facilitate collaboration after graduation, a generous stipend for technology and supplies to complete a classroom Challenge Project and sponsored attendance at the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) Conference the following calendar year. Scholars for the 2016 inaugural year were selected from 100+ applicants in 18 states. Scholars for the 2017 class were selected from applicants in 25 states. 

 

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