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University to host ASQ STEM Agenda Conference

May 9, 2012

The second American Society for Quality STEM Agenda Conference will be held Monday and Tuesday, July 16-17, at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

The theme is Advancing the STEM Agenda in Education, the Workplace and Society. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Keynote speakers will be UW-Stout Provost Julie Furst-Bowe, who will be leaving the university July 1 to become chancellor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Paul Plotkowski, dean of the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Jeffrey E. Froyd, TEES research professor and director of faculty climate and development at Texas A&M University; and Bryan Albrecht, a UW-Stout alumnus and president of Gateway Technical College headquartered in Kenosha.

On Monday, Froyd will deliver a keynote address and the following four workshops will be held:

• “Mass Spectrometry in the Age of Undergraduate Research” by Jennifer Grant, biology, UW-Stout

• “Improving on Student-Community Learning” by UW-Stout faculty Kitrina Carlson, Maleka “Polly” Hashmi, Ana M.Q. Vande Linde, Amanda Little and John Kirk.

• “Writing a Journal Paper” by Fernando F. Padró, associate professor in the Ed.D. Educational Leadership Program at Cambridge College, Mass.

• “Leveraging Industry Partnerships to Advance Undergraduate Applied Research” by Randall Hulke, director of the Discovery Center at UW-Stout.

The remaining three keynote speakers and breakout sessions will be held Tuesday.

An early-bird registration rate is available through Sunday, June 17.

Online registration is available here. With questions about registration, email Deanna Applehans, director of Professional Education Programs and Services or call 715–232–2460. More information about the conference is available online.

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