Below are links to videos of presentations by guests of STEM CORE.

May 12, 2017

Beyond the Skills Gap: Preparing College Students for Life and Work

Dr. Matthew Hora, Assistant Professor and Research Scientist at University of Wisconsin-Madison, discussed the research described in his book Beyond the Skills Gap which explores the shortcomings of the policy-driven educational movement to prepare students with “market-ready” skills.


November 3, 2016

University STEM Centers: What and Why?

Dr. Martin Storksdieck and Ms. Julie Risien, Director and Associate Director, respectively, for Oregon State University’s Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning presented as guests of STEM CORE on Thursday, November 3, 2016.  The presenters share their perspectives on the national state of affairs around STEM Centers as well as perspectives from their own center. In their presentation, the presenters discuss and invite conversation about STEM centers as centers for research, as places for institutional reform, as places for educational improvements, and as institutions for outreach to communities, including, but not limited to K-12.


May 19, 2014

The Case for University Partnerships to Support K-12 STEM Education and Outreach

In this talk Dr. Kemi Jona, Research Professor of Learning Sciences and Computer Science and Director, Office of STEM Education Partnerships at Northwest University, spoke of the rationale for an institutional strategy for supporting high quality STEM education and outreach and the benefits that accrue to it.  A range of strategies useful in creating effective partnerships to support faculty and K-12 students and teachers were illustrated with specific examples of programs offered by Northwestern University.

Models for K-12 STEM Partnership Programs

In this presentation and conversation with STEM CORE community members, Dr. Jona shared examples and discussed successful elements of K-12 STEM Partnerships involving Northwestern University and industry partners.