STEM Innovation Symposium at Yale-NUS College Singapore
Our Yale-NUS Centre for Teaching and Learning sponsored a conference on STEM Innovation in Singapore on April 27 and 28, and we arranged a very interesting set of sessions from leading educators from across Singapore, with speakers from NUS, Yale-NUS, NTU, SUTD, and other Singapore institutions, as well as visitors from Stanford University. Our keynote speaker, Nobel prize winner Carl Wieman, discussed STEM education and provided both a public lecture on “Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education” as well as a workshop on “Promoting Active Learning in the Classroom.” The conference is sponsored by the Yale-NUS CTL, and our organizing committee included Eunice Tan (Yale-NUS), Tim Wertz (Yale-NUS), Kiat Hwa Chan (Yale-NUS), Bryan Penprase (Yale-NUS), and Adrian Lee (NUS). The conference featured keynote talks by Drew Endy (Stanford), Sandy Cook (Duke-NUS), Bob Kamei (NUS), Adrian Lee (NUS) and Matt Stamps (Yale-NUS) as well as the workshop and public talk by Carl Wieman. The web site for this conference is at http://steminnovation.sg, and we have posted PPT/PDF files for the presentations and videos of the various talks on this site. Subsequent blog posts will report on some of the highlights on the conference.