Family and Consumer Sciences Education Conference

FCSE and WI DPI Child Care Conference

2017 Family and Consumer Sciences Education 
and WI DPI Child Care Conference


We are happy to announce that the 2017 UW-Stout Family and Consumer Sciences Education Conference will collaborate with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Child Care Conference. We hope this collaboration will allow maximum attendance for FCSE educators across the region. Attendance at the annual Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Child Care Conference is required for Family & Consumer Sciences educators teaching programs in Assistant Child Care Teacher [ACCT], Infant and Toddler [IT], and Child Care Teacher [CCT] skills certificate programs. Certain sessions and activities may be required if you are attending because you teach within the programs listed.

Choose from concurrent sessions on exciting new information in the field, as well as roundtable sessions presented by classroom practitioners with curriculum ideas to use in your classroom. Exhibits will be available with the latest educational resources and materials.

Special Invitation for High School students to visit UW-Stout:
Bring your high school students interested in careers in FCS Education. They will tour campus, visit classes, and visit with current university students. Click on the Visit Stout Opportunity for more details.

Featuring Keynote Speaker

Eric Chudler, Ph.D.

Executive Director
Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering
University of Washington

 Eric Chudler, Ph. D.

Eric Chudler, Ph.D.  is a Research Neuroscientist interested in how the brain processes information about pain and nociception. He is currently investigating the neuroactive properties of medicinal plants and herbs. Eric received his Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1985. He has worked at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD (1986-1989) and in the Department of Neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA (1989-1991). He is currently a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and the Executive Director/Education Director at the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering. He is also a faculty member in the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine and the Graduate Program of Neurobiology and Behavior at the University of Washington. In additional to performing basic neuroscience research, Eric works with other neuroscientists and classroom teachers to development educational materials to help K-12 students learn about the brain.



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2017 Registration is open!



UW-Stout Faculty Recognized

Diane Klemme, Ph.D., UW-Stout Family and Consumer Sciences Education Program Director and Chair of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Conference, recently received the Honorary Family and Consumer Science Award from Wisconsin Family and Consumer Educators.

The award recognizes someone who has made a major contribution supporting and promoting family and consumer education as well as advocating views which influence policy on family and consumer education beyond the local level.

Congratulations Dr. Klemme!