Science Teachers Colloquium Series

Science Teacher's Colloquium Series

The Science Teacher's Colloquium Series is a forum for K-12 science teachers to learn about cutting edge research taking place at The University of Arizona (UA). From nanotechnology to Earth-sized virtual radio telescopes, the Ice Age to gene science, The University of Arizona is advancing in all areas of science as it reinforces its continued position as one of the top public national research universitys to benefit the University, the state and beyond. One hour of professional development credit is offered for attending each seminar.

SAMEC Science Teachers Colloquium Series

The Science and Mathematics Education Center of the University of Arizona invites you to attend one or more colloquia designed to provide professional updates on current research and new applications for your classroom. The format for this series has been designed in cooperation with members of the teaching community. Each afternoon program will have the following format:

  • 4:00-4:45 PM -- Formal presentation by a University scientist on a topic at the forefront of current research, but with potential student appeal.
  • 4:45-6:15 PM -- Informal discussion session to elucidate the suject matter, but also to explore connections between the research and the material you teach at school. Attendance will be limited to ensure a comfortable working environment where participants can feel free to have fun with new ideas.
  • 6:15-7:30 PM -- Continue discussion over dinner.

Teachers and speakers will be guests of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the UA/NASA Space Grant Program and The University of Arizona Science and Mathematics Education Center, which are funding this program. If you would like additional information about the program or to preregister for a colloquium, e-mail Selina Johnson: selina@lpl.arizona.edu.