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Colloquium on P-12 STEM Education Research



Abstract Submission

Exhibitor Information




Travel to Colloquium

Networking Reception


Mark your calendar to join us August 5th-6th, 2013 at the McNamara Alumni Center in lovely Minneapolis, Minnesota!

2013 STEM Presentation Guide is available! Check out all the interesting sessions provided this year and register to attend before the July 30th deadline.

2013 Presentation Schedule

2013 Presentation & Poster Abstracts

The Colloquium on P-12 STEM Education is an interactive national forum bringing together educators, researchers, STEM professionals, and other STEM stakeholders in a dynamic two-day colloquium. Sessions are hands-on, participatory, and/or experiential. This is an opportunity to learn about the newest research in STEM education, bridge the gap between research and practice to implement effective practices, see and experience what is working in P-12 STEM education classrooms, and discuss next steps and potential solutions for the issues encountered in STEM education.

Important Dates

February 4, 2013 Abstract submission & All Registration Opens
May 31, 2013 Abstract & Scholarship Submission Closes
July 30th, 2013 All Registration Closes
August 5th, 2013 Day 1 of Colloquium
August 6th, 2013 Day 2 of Colloquium

Keynote Speakers:

Purzer, Senay

Senay Purzer, Ph.D.

Director, INSPIRE Assessment Research & Engineering Learning Observatory

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering Education

Purdue University

Greg Pearson

Senior Program Officer- National Academy of Engineering


2013 Colloquium Planning Committee

  • Tamara Moore, STEM Education Center, University of Minnesota
  • Karl Smith, STEM Education Center, University of Minnesota
  • Kelly Valusek, STEM Education Center, University of Minnesota
  • Gillian Roehrig, STEM Education Center, University of Minnesota
  • Leah Smith, STEM Education Center, University of Minnesota
  • Doug Paulson, Minnesota Department of Education
  • John C. Olson, Minnesota Department of Education
  • Angel Brown, Columbia Heights Middle School
  • James Brickwedde, Assistant Professor, Hamline University
  • Dr. Paul Imbertson, Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor, University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Laura Bottomley, Women in Engineering & Outreach Director, North Carolina State University
  • Dr. Deborah M. Besser, Center for Pre-Collegiate Engineering Education, University of St. Thomas
  • Elizabeth Parry, RAMP-UP & K-12 STEM Curriculum Consultant, North Carolina State University
  • Debbie Belfry, Career Development Director, Bloomington Public Schools
  • Emily Larsen, K-12 Math Specialist, South Washington County Schools

This event was made possible through generous financial contributions from our sponsors.

Platinum sponsorship:

STEM The Engineering Place North Caroline State University American Society for Engineering Education National Science Foundation

Gold sponsorship:


Silver sponsorship:

College of Education and Human Development United Health Group

Bronze sponsorship:

National Youth Leadership Council Mayo Clinic University of Minnesota Extension Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics Tierney Brothers Inc


Frequently Asked Questions

Other Questions?

Please contact the STEM Education Center via email or phone 612-626-1705.



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