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Welcome to the Whitaker Center

 
 

The Whitaker Center for STEM Education, [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics] is a collaboration of faculty, staff, and students from Florida Gulf Coast University who are committed to improving the delivery and content of STEM across all levels. Our efforts support university faculty, graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants, K-12 educators, and community organizations interested in the advancement of STEM education for the benefit of society. The Center also fosters the scholarship of STEM education and supports efforts that advance pedagogy – scholarship shared with a nationwide audience through educational research, publication, and presentation at national conferences.

 

What a great four weeks with our High School Summer Research Opportunity!

     

High School SRO 2015

Thank you to Dr. Austin Raabe (left) and Dr. Ju Chou (right) and our three amazing high school teachers for working with some amazing local high school students!

For more information about the High School SRO program for 2016 contact the Whitaker Center.

 

New Report out June 2015 from the National Research Council Board on Science Education tells us what the research says about effective instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering.  Watch the 2 min. video summary.

 

 

Find our more about the STEM Tour events 

PNAS publishes the largest most comprehensive meta-analysis of undergraduate STEM Education shows active learning methods are preferred.

Increasing Persistance of College Students in STEM

Read a recent article in Science by Dr. Mark Graham, one of our past STEMinar speakers, about how evidence-based frameworks serve to increase persistance of STEM majors at the college level. For PDF click here.

 

Contact the Whitaker Center:
Kendra Carboneau Executive Secretary: Whitaker Hall 225 Phone: (239) 590-7444

Mary Susan "Susie" Cull Senior Secretary: Whitaker Hall 225 Phone (239) 590-4421

Laura Frost, Ph.D., Director Professor of Chemistry (CV) Office : Whitaker Hall 223 Phone: 239 590-1434 whitakercenter@fgcu.edu

Upcoming Events

Whitaker Center Fall 2015

Upcoming Events

August 19-20

Free Hands-on Faculty Workshop in Genomics Education at FSW

STEMPerks

Sept. 5, 8-10AM

Come by for Coffee, Bagels, and Conversation

Whitaker Welcome Back

Sept.11,  3:30-5:30PM Welcome back faculty and staff

Inquires to kcarboneau@fgcu.edu

 

 

 

 

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