Are you ... Curious? Inquisitive? Motivated? Hungry?
April 15, 2014
Join us for a campus service opportunity to participate in citizen science and make an impact in today’s world.
- Learn to use the new Purdue Citizen Science site: The Ripple Project
- Find out about exciting Citizen Science opportunities
- Enjoy a free sundae bar
- Change begins with the smallest splash!
Use one of our laptops or tablets or bring your own.
- Ann Bessenbacher
November 24, 2015
Higher education's ability to prepare students to compete in the 21st century workplace faces increasing scrutiny. Existing and ingrained structures of higher education, particularly in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, are not set up to provide the skill development in three key areas necessary for student success in the knowledge economy: communication, teamwork and divergent thinking, a new book published by Purdue University Press suggests. Addressing this issue by formulating solutions within diverse academic settings is the focus of "Transforming Institutions: Undergraduate STEM Education for the 21st Century." Edited by Gabriela C. Weaver, Wilella D. Burgess, Amy L. Childress and Linda Slakey, the book brings together chapters from the scholars and leaders who were part of the 2011 and 2014 conferences led by the Discovery Learning Research Center in Purdue's Discovery Park.Read Full Story