HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014: Enhancing the STEM Student Journey - Final Call for papers
12 November 2013
It is only two weeks until the call for papers for our conference closes and we are delighted with the response so far! The HEA STEM conference entitled "Enhancing the STEM Student Journey" will take place at the University of Edinburgh on 30 April – 1 May 2014.
Presentations are accepted in the following formats;
Full paper – a maximum of 6 pages including references & eligible for publication afterwards,
Oral presentations - only an abstract is required and should not be more than 200-250 words,
Workshops - only an abstract is required and should not be more than 200-250 words,
Posters- only an abstract is required and should not be more than 200-250 words, we have three prizes available for Undergraduates, Postgraduates and Staff.
Topics could include but are not limited to:
Learning, Teaching and Assessment in STEM disciplines
Enhancing the employability skills of STEM graduates
Innovative STEM education
Transitions within the student experience
Students as partners
Laboratory and technical skills
Mathematical and Statistical skills in the disciplines
Internationalising STEM education
22 Nov 2013 deadline for the submission of full papers, abstracts for oral presentations and workshops
10 Jan 2014 notification of acceptance of full papers, abstracts for oral presentations and workshops
24 Jan 2014 deadline for submissions for poster competitions
21 Feb 2014 deadline for the submission of camera-ready copies of full papers (undergraduates, postgraduates, support staff/technicians and lecturers)
14 Feb 2014 notification of acceptance of poster abstracts
14 Mar 2014 at least one presenting author to be registered.
Presentation Format: Pecha Kucha
This year, we're taking a new approach to presentations, using a Pecha Kucha (literally translated: chitchat) presentation format to allow more time for interaction and discussions.
Launch; 2 September 2013 Closing date; 1 February 2014
In recognition of the valuable role technicians have in supporting the student learning experience the Higher Education Academy (HEA) is sponsoring annual awards for technicians who have provided outstanding support for the student learning experience. The awards ceremony will take place at the conference and we are excited to announce that Professor Iain Stewart of BBC Earth fame will presenting the awards for the STEM Technicians of the Year and will be giving a talk after dinner about his subject area.
Biology, Botany, Zoology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry, Others in Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Forestry & Arboriculture
Food and Beverage studies, Agricultural Sciences
Architecture, Building, Landscape Design, Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional), Urban Design, Others in Architecture, Building and Planning.
Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Health Informatics, Games, Computer Generated Visual & Audio Effects, Others in Computer Science
Engineering and Materials
General Engineering, Mechanical, Production and Manufacturing Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Naval Architecture, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering, Others in Engineering, Materials and Minerals Technology, Maritime Technology, Others in Technology,
Geology, Physical Geographical Sciences, Science of Aquatic & Terrestrial Environments, Human and Social Geography, Development Studies, Environmental Science.
Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics, Mathematics and Statistics Support, Others in Mathematical Sciences
Chemistry, Physics, Forensic and Archaeological Science, Astronomy, Others in Physical Sciences
Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy
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