SIGMAA IBL Workshop: Weaving Students In Versus Weeding Them Out: Research-Based Strategies that Sup

When:  Mar 27, 2024 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (ET)

SIGMAA Inquiry-Based Learning's (IBL) Workshop Series is returning for the Spring 2024 semester! The workshop will be roughly 45 minutes in length, followed by some time for discussion. 

Each workshop will be held remotely, so we look forward to having as many attend as possible. Note that you can join the workshops without the Zoom app. You can find information on past speakers and future events at our website

Abstract: An instructor focus on equity is one of the four pillars of IBL. Because students bring with them different levels of social capital, as well as different mental frameworks of success and smartness, what mathematics is, and what it takes to succeed in college, IBL approaches can introduce aspects to the classroom that actually exacerbate inequity. Fortunately, there are a number of research-based strategies that instructors can implement to increase sense of belonging and level the playing field in IBL classes.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Jenna P. Carpenter is Founding Dean and Professor of Engineering at Campbell University, President-Elect of the Mathematical Association of American, and Immediate Past President of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). She is an expert on innovative STEM curricula and on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM fields. Dr. Carpenter is one of four recipients awarded the 2022 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education from the National Academy of Engineering, for her contributions as one of the pioneers of the Grand Challenges Scholars Program. She received the 2023 ABET Claire Felbinger Award for Diversity and Inclusion, the 2019 ASEE Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education and the 2018 Founders Award from WEPAN (Women in Engineering ProActive Network). She is past President of WEPAN and past First Vice President of the Mathematical Association of America. In 2015 DreamBox Learning selected her as one of 10 Women in STEM Who Rock! for her advocacy and her TEDx talk, “Engineering: Where are the Girls and Why Aren’t They Here?” 


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