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June 2019

Inclusive Teaching in STEM • Journal Club & Lunch

June 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Wall 281, 325 Concord Road
Davidson, NC 28035 United States
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Discuss the short and powerful article “Inclusive Teaching” by Dewsbury & Brame (2019) that recommends a framework for STEM instructors to support inclusion in their classrooms.

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Surviving as a Minority Scientist • Video + Pizza

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wall 281, 325 Concord Road
Davidson, NC 28035 United States
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Dr. Erich Jarvis (HHMI Investigator at Rockefeller University) shares his personal and professional journey as an underrepresented scientist in a majority world through an insightful one-hour seminar recording.  He raises important points for all scientists (minority and majority) to understand regarding how cultural experiences can influence the discoveries scientists make. Pizza provided for those who sign up by Tu 06.25 at this link. All are welcome, especially Davidson summer research students. An essay related to this talk is available at…

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July 2019

Flipping a STEM Class • Conversation & Lunch

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wall 281, 325 Concord Road
Davidson, NC 28035 United States
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Erland Stevens (CHE) hosts a conversation discussing his experiences flipping his upper-level organic chemistry course. 

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White Fragility • FIRST Summer Book Discussion & Lunch

July 18 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Wall 281, 325 Concord Road
Davidson, NC 28035 United States
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FIRST Action Team students selected White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism as FIRST's summer reading for STEM faculty and staff members.

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August 2019

Cultivating Curiosity •  Elon Teaching & Learning Conference

August 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Elon University

Elon University's one-day teaching and learning conference in 2019 features a keynote by Dr. Josh Eyler (Rice), author of How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories Behind Effective College Teaching. FIRST will coordinate registration (which is free but often fills rapidly) and transportation for attendees who successfully register by 07.15. Sign up at this link to be alerted by FIRST when conference registration opens.

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