The STEM Active Learning Seminar (STEM- ALS) aims to cultivate a community of scientist-teachers and STEM educators at UCSC. Seminar speakers will have the opportunity to share their in-class experiments, insights, accomplishments, and challenges teaching STEM classes emphasizing scientifically-based teaching techniques. STEM-ALS is sponsored by the Division of Physical & Biological Sciences, the Institute for Scientist & Engineer Educators and a new grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, which combined with UCSC campus funding, is revising introductory STEM courses at UCSC.

In addition, we would like to encourage announcements related to new grants, proposals, projects, or interests surrounding active learning practices before the seminar. Those wanting to make an announcement should make contact at least one day before the scheduled talk and plan for a 2-3 minute announcement with no more than one slide.

If you would like to present, please contact our organizers, Susy Honig (, Colin West ( and Gabe Mednick (

Second Thursday of each month, 12:30-1:30 PM (bring your lunch!)

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