Collaborating for Education & Research Forum V
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 8:30a.m. - 2p.m.
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The Notre Dame extended Research Community (NDeRC) invited all local K-12 administrators, K-12 teachers and the faculty, staff and students of local colleges and universities interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and research to attend this year's Collaborating for Education & Research Forum. The Forum was sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the University of Notre Dame to foster a collegial approach to STEM education and research in Michiana. We discussed opportunities and challenges facing the local STEM community. (Dr. Tony Bennett, who had been scheduled to come, was not able to attend.) Last year over 150 STEM professionals participated in the Forum. Registration was free. A continental breakfast and lunch was provided all registrants.

(Registration is now closed:)

  • A certificate for 5 State of Indiana Professional Growth Points was presented to each K-12 administrator and K-12 STEM teacher who fully participates in the Forum.
  • All of the summer professional development opportunities showcased at the Forum are offered at no cost to K-12 teachers (some carry stipends) and will offer State of Indiana Professional Growth Points to qualifying teachers.
  • K-12 teachers at every grade level can become involved in Nanotechnology, Genetics, Embryonic Development, Environmental Studies, Astronomy and Subatomic Physics. Additional opportunities in Engineering, Mathematics and Science for Primary, Middle and High School were also showcased.

Forum V: Agenda

Plenary Session

Check-in and Continental Breakfast - Galleria


Welcoming Remarks & Opening Overview - 105 JHS


Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI): Reimagining School - ND Forum on June 12, 2012 - 105 JHS


Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (cSEND): Research Experience for Teachers (RET) - 105 JHS


Notre Dame extended Research Comunity (NDeRC): Technology & Leadership - 105 JHS


Parallel Sessions

Modeling & IN Science Initiative - 105 JHS

Parallel Sessions

Riverbend Math & ETHOS - 105 JHS
NDeRC 2: NANO, ASTRO & Particle Physics - 101 JHS

Plenary Session

Ongoing Initiatives - 105 JHS


Transit of Venus


Research Symposium - Galleria


Lunch & Engagement Opportunities Fair - Galleria

Plenary Session

All Forum Discussion - 105 JHS

Two Other Events of Interest:
1. In recognition of the University-wide Forum: Reimagining School, we are pleased to announce a new collaborative effort with Notre Dame's Graduate Student Union (GSU). K-12 administrators and teachers are also cordially invited to attend the GSU Research Symposium to be held Friday, February 24, 2012 form 2:30-4:30pm in the Jordan Hall of Science Galleria. In addition to graduate student poster presentations in the humanities, social sciences, engineering and science; posters describing research conducted by K-12 teachers and students will also be presented. No registration is required for the Research Symposium.

2. Brian Schmidt, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, will deliver a John A. Lynch Lecture Series lecture entitled: "The Accelerating Universe". The lecture will be held Monday, February 27, 2012 at 7:00pm in 101 Jordan Hall of Science. The lecture is free and open to the public. (Note: Notre Dame astrophysicist Peter Garnavich was a member of the collaboration led by Schmidt that made the discovery.)

Registration for Forum V (now closed) was online using this form:

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NDeRC is an NSF GK-12 project