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NIMBioS Mini-Workshop:
Shaping a Meaningful Career in STEM

Jeanne L. Narum, Project Kaleidoscope


Project Kaleidoscope Homepage
For early-career faculty:
    Advice for early-career STEM faculty
    Some Words of Wisdom
Quantifying Quantitative Reasoning in Undergraduate Education: Alternative Strategies for
    the Assessment of Quantitative Reasoning
Assessing and Programming for Quantitative Reasoning: Common Barriers, Common Assets
Facilitating Interdisciplinary Learning (Draft)
Balancing Your Career and Personnel Life

Recent public reports that have potential for influencing the work of leaders in undergraduate STEM in the immediate/long-term future:

  • NATIONAL ACADEMIES: Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5 Available for purchase, $17.95. [Online]
    (not as relevant, but most visible)
  • NSF: Transitions and Tipping Points in Complex Environmental Systems [Online]
    (highly recommended)
  • PCAST (President’s Council on Advisors of Science and Technology): K-12 report to the White House - “Prepare/Inspire…” [Online]
    (One of the more practical reports in recent years.)
  • AAAS: New Challenges, New Strategies [Online]
    (Helpful to know what NSF/AAAS thinks are best recently funded projects.)
  • NSB: Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators [Online]
    (Interesting emphasis on evaluation and assessment).

Other interesting resources from the field:

  • Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education, Vol 11, No. 1 (2010) [Online]
  • A New Biology for the 21st Century (2009) Available for purchase, $26.78 [ Online]
  • Vision and Change: A Call to Action (2009) [Online]
  • Testimony of Dr. James P. Collins, Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment, Arizona State University School of Life Sciences, before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, June 29, 2010 on 21st Century biology [Online]
  • Weick KE, Quinn RE (1999) “Organizational Change and Development,” Annual Review of Psychology, 50: 361-386 [Online]
  • Fischer G, Redmiles D (2008) "Transdisciplinary Education and Collaboration," Contribution to the Human Computer Interaction Consortium (HCIC) Workshop [Online]
  • Dick H, Eden H, Fischer G (2009) "Increasing and Sustaining Participation to Support and Foster Social Creativity." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Creativity and Cognition, Berkeley, CA, 363-364 [Online]
  • Thagard P (2005). Being interdisciplinary: Trading zones in cognitive science. In S. J. Derry, C. D. Schunn & M. A. Gernsbacher (Eds.), Interdisciplinary collaboration: An emerging cognitive science (pp. 317-339). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. [Online]

Jeanne L. Narum
The Independent Colleges Office, Director
Project Kaleidoscope, Founding Director
The PKAL Learning Spaces Collaboratory, Principal
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NIMBioS is supported by the National Science Foundation through NSF Award #DBI-1300426, with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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