Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:00pmState of the Agency Lecture Series: September's Guest Speaker Laura Ebke

Flyer for Lecture Series

Sponsor: University of Nebraska School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Location: Nebraska Union Auditorium City Campus

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 2:00pmDBER Presentation:Measuring the cognitive demands of problems in undergraduate electrical engineering courses: Presented by Presentacion Rivera

This presentation describes a method to assess the cognitive demand of problems posed in undergraduate electrical engineering courses. This analysis is part of a larger study to examine the gap between the cognitive demand of problems and the cognitive supply of the students attempting to solve them. This includes defining the operations students must perform when solving the problem. The analysis uses a two-dimensional taxonomy table, the structural task complexity, and interviews of the course instructors. The two-dimensional taxonomy table consists of rows and columns that define cognitive processes and categories of knowledge, respectively. In structural task complexity, a problem is characterized as potentially containing multiple paths and outcomes, conflicting interdependence among paths and uncertain or probabilistic linkages. The study includes interviewing instructors of several electrical engineering courses at the sophomore and junior levels. The interviews were audio recorded and their solutions were recorded using a LiveScribe smart-pen. They were also asked to provide problems from their exams and recommended solutions. Preliminary results suggest that the proposed two-dimension analysis and the structural task complexity can be successfully used to characterize the cognitive demand of electrical engineering problems.

During the Fall 2017 semester, the STEM Education Seminar will meet live and in person on Thursdays at 2:00 PM in Bessey Hall, room 109, on the City Campus.

However, upon request, these presentations will also be simultaneously virtually available (i.e., via internet connection) and hosted on the East Campus.  If you are interested in attending a virtual session, then you must contact Jenny Dauer (jenny.dauer@unl.edu) at least a day in advance.

Both sites will have one or members of the DBER Group organizational team who will facilitate the discussion at each site and communication between attendees at both sites.

We hope that the virtual option on the East Campus will help to make these important, timely, and thought-provoking STEM education presentations and discussions more accessible to faculty, staff, postdocs, students, and other interested individuals.  We look forward to seeing you at one of the sites!

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Support for the Discipline-Based Education Research Group comes from the Center for Science, Mathematics, and Computer Education; NebraskaSCIENCE; the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences; the Department of Chemistry; the School of Biological Sciences; and the School of Natural Resources.

Sponsor: Discipline Based Education Research Group

Location: 109 Bessey Hall & Virtual Session

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 3:00pmDepartment of Economics Fall Seminar Series: Wolfgang Keller presents: Globalization and Executive Compensation

Wolfgang Keller

Sponsor: The Department of Economics

Location: College of Business, Room 231

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 5:00pm“Did Women Have a Reformation? Continuities amid Change in Women's Religious Life” presented by Merry Wiesner-Hanks

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program

Mary Martin McLaughlin Memorial Lecture

“Did Women Have a Reformation? Continuities amid Change in Women's Religious Life”

Presented by: Merry Wiesner-Hanks, Distinguished Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Sponsor: Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program

Location: Great Plains Art Museum 1155 Q Street

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:30pmDepartment of Sociology Colloquium Series: Dr. Philip Schwadel will present: “The Political Implications of Secularity in Emerging Adulthood”

Dr. Philip Schwadel

Sponsor: Department of Sociology

Location: Colonial A- Nebraska Union

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 11:00amEmbracing Complex Identities

Robyn Ochs

Sponsor: LGBTQA+ Resource Center & Co-Sponsors

Location: Willa Cather Dining Center- Red Cloud Room

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:30pmCABIN: Alexandra Twyman and Mark Holden present: "Does consuming beef make you a better student-athlete"

The next CABIN meeting we will be hearing from Alex Twyman and Mark Holden.  They are co PIs on a grant from the Nebraska Beef council which will be examining the links between fitness, nutrition, and cognitive performance.  They are bringing the cognitive expertise to this but it’s relatively new territory so their plan is to talk about the general goals of the grant and then have some discussion on possible directions to steer this thing in.  The title of their presentation will be:

 

"Does consuming beef make you a better student-athlete" Planning for an upcoming project on the intersection between fitness, nutrition (iron status) and cognition

Sponsor: CABIN

Location: B60 in Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 2:00pmStudent engagement in mathematics through an institutional network for active learning: Presented by Wendy Smith

During the Fall 2017 semester, the STEM Education Seminar will meet live and in person on Thursdays at 2:00 PM in Bessey Hall, room 109, on the City Campus.

However, upon request, these presentations will also be simultaneously virtually available (i.e., via internet connection) and hosted on the East Campus.  If you are interested in attending a virtual session, then you must contact Jenny Dauer (jenny.dauer@unl.edu) at least a day in advance.

Both sites will have one or members of the DBER Group organizational team who will facilitate the discussion at each site and communication between attendees at both sites.

We hope that the virtual option on the East Campus will help to make these important, timely, and thought-provoking STEM education presentations and discussions more accessible to faculty, staff, postdocs, students, and other interested individuals.  We look forward to seeing you at one of the sites!

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Support for the Discipline-Based Education Research Group comes from the Center for Science, Mathematics, and Computer Education; NebraskaSCIENCE; the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences; the Department of Chemistry; the School of Biological Sciences; and the School of Natural Resources.

Sponsor: Discipline Based Education Research Group

Location: 109 Bessey Hall & Virtual Session

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:30amEconomics Fall Seminar Series: Hugh Macartney

Topic to be annouced

Sponsor: Richard P. Kimmel & Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation

Location: TBA

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 3:30pmWomen's and Gender Studies Colloquium The Rise of Pop Culture Porn Chic: Media, Fashion, and Emerging Paths to Gender Justice on a College Campus

A public lecture by visiting Professor, Annette Lynch. She will discuss how the mainstreaming of pornographic imagery into fashion and popular culture at the turn of the millennium in the United States and Great Britain signaled a dramatic shift in the construction of femininity and masculinity. She will share research from her book, Porn Chic: Exploring the Contours of Raunch Eroticism, focusing closely on film, campus culture, Facebook profiles, and marketing campaigns that promote “raunch as the new cool.” Famous for questioning the status quo, Lynch’s research observes how hyper-sexualization trends— from sexy Halloween costumes marketed to 6-year-olds, to posting explicitly sexualized images across media—have served not to liberate men and women (as they claim to do), but instead play a role in rising incidences of sexual assault, rape, predatory behaviors, and passivity when students are confronted with relationship violence both on and off campus.

 

Sponsor: Women's and Gender Studies

Location: Willa Cather Dining Center- Red Cloud Room 530 N 17th Street

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