University of Pittsburgh

Lunchtime Learning 1

The Science of Learning Science
12:30 p.m., Thursday, 8 October
Room 532


Juan J. Manfredi, PhD, and Amy L. Burkert, PhD


Chandralekha Singh, PhD, Graham Hatfull, PhD, Marsha Lovett, PhD

Training in the sciences can lead to numerous possibilities for careers, as well as opportunities to contribute to the ever-expanding knowledge base of our physical world. The right training starts with an education that spans the sciences and many other fields. Researchers from both Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University, supported by National Science Foundation and Howard Hughes Medical Institute funding, are studying learning from a variety of disciplinary approaches. An important outcome of this work is improving the quality of undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM disciplines. Come and learn how these two institutions are bolstering student-centered, evidence-based, active learning to propel STEM education in the region.