Engaging The STEM Student In and Out of the Classroom*

General Information

Clayton State University, Gordon College, and the University of West Georgia are hosting a University System of Georgia Regional STEM Institute sponsored by The Partnership for Reform in Science and Mathematics (PRISM). This institute will provide an opportunity for a cross pollination of ideas and projects on STEM learning between institutions within Georgia. The ultimate goals are to (1) provide a forum for faculty to share their successful experiences with various pedagogical methods in STEM disciplines; (2) provide a means for faculty to engage in discussions on how to effectively approach common STEM teaching challenges; (3) establish future collaborations that explore and employ strategies to improve success rates in STEM courses and improve retention rates in STEM programs.


Campus Center Ballroom, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA

Date and Time

Friday, February 19th (9a - 5p) and Saturday, February 20th (9a - 2p)


Registration is now closed. If you wish to participate in this Institute, please contact Duane Yoder (678-839-6405) about the possibility of late registration. There will be no onsite registration.


Participants who are STEM faculty at USG institutions will have the registration fee of $150 paid by the USG PRISM office. Additionally, USG STEM faculty will be reimbursed for travel (mileage at standard USG rates), meals not provided by the Institute, Friday dinner ($15) only, and hotel lodging (if traveling more than 50 miles from home or institution). Hotel lodging (Thursday and/or Friday nights only) will be reimbursed at the group rate of $84.00 plus tax. Details on reimbursement for travel, meals, and lodging will be provided at the institute. All reimbursement is subject to BOR regulations.

All participants from non-USG institutions and non-STEM faculty will be responsible for all costs: registration, travel, hotel, and meals not provided at the institute.

Conference Hotel

Hampton Inn
102 S. Cottage Hill Road
Carrollton, GA 30117
Hotel reservations can be made online or by phone.
Room block name: STEM Institute

Make hotel reservations by Feb 1, 2010.