Now is the time to register for “Breaking the Boundaries of STEM Education” an NSF-funded conference at which attendees will discuss topics related to undergraduate STEM education, including: equity, problem solving, and computational thinking. The conference will take place at Loyola Marymount University on April 7 from 9am-8pm. STEM faculty from throughout Southern California are encouraged to attend and present.

Conference website

Discounted early bird registration is now available! Also, submissions for conference posters are now being accepted. Posters should describe a scholarly analysis of STEM teaching strategies. In addition to descriptions of significant or final results, preliminary research results and discussions of works in progress are welcomed. Those who present posters will also have the opportunity to publish their work in either a special issue of Journal of Research in STEM Education or the peer-reviewed conference proceedings.

This conference will be a great venue at which STEM faculty can:

  • learn about new scholarly work related to equity, problem-solving and computational thinking in STEM,
  • be inspired to change teaching practice in some way,
  • share results of their own STEM education research,
  • initiate a project in which one examines one’s own class, and
  • find potential future collaborators.

This conference is perfect for those who are already engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning as well as those who are simply looking for some results of such scholarship that they can apply to their own classes. For those who are interested in applying for NSF funding related to teaching and learning, there will be several current and former NSF program officers and division directors in attendance. They will be presenting and talking with conference attendees throughout the day.

Visit the website for the complete program, registration form and poster submission form.


(Please feel free to forward this information to any STEM faculty in Southern California.)