Integrating Psychology and STEM Education Research to Promote Innovative Teaching
Eric P. Newman Education Center, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Monday, April 4, 2022

8:30 – 9 am   Mezzanine & Loge Registration and Breakfast
9:05 – 9:15 am  Seminar Room BWelcome
9:15 – 10 am Keynote 1

Robert Goldstone, Distinguished Professor In Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University

“Learning as Hacking Our Own Mind”
10 – 10:45 am Keynote 2

Paula Lemons, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Georgia

“Supporting Biochemistry Students’ Conceptual Development and Problem Solving through Research at the Intersection of Theory and Practice”
10:45 – 11 am Break
11 – 11:45 am Keynote 3

Vicente Talanquer, Distinguished Professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona

“Exploring and Fostering Student Reasoning”
11:45 am – 12:30 pm  Keynote 4

Judy Harackiewicz, Paul Pintrich Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin – Madison

“Promoting Motivation and Performance in Gateway STEM Classes with Value Interventions”
12:30 – 1:30 pmGreat RoomsLunch
1:30 – 2:15 pmSeminar Room BKeynote 5

Muhsin Menekse, Associate Professor in Engineering Education and Curriculum & Instruction, Purdue University

“Reflection-Informed Learning and Instruction: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education by Integrating Natural Language Processing with Mobile Technologies”
2:15 – 2:45 pm Whole Group Discussion
2:45 – 3pm Break
3 – 4:15 pmSeminar Rooms A & BParallel Session 1

Track 1 – Student Experience

Cynthia Brame, Principal Senior Lecturer, Biology, Vanderbilt University: “The Use of Learning Assistants Enhanced Students’ Sense of Belonging in a Large Introductory Biology Course”

Gina Frey , Professor of Chemical Education, The University of Utah: “Course-level social belonging: Effects on student performance and persistence in General Chemistry”

Margaret Usdansky, Research Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Science, Syracuse University: “Coaching to Learn: A Peer-to-Peer Intervention to Help College Students Apply and Transfer Effective Learning Strategies across STEM Courses”

Track 2 – Principles of Cognitive Science

Priya Kalra, Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology, University of Western Ontario: “A Cognitive Science Perspective on Example Selection for STEM Concepts”

Joe Kim, Associate Professor, Psychology, McMaster University: “(In)attention spreads in Both Physical and Online Classrooms”

Josh Samani, Assistant Teaching Professor, Physics, University of California – Los Angeles: “Does Interleaved Practice Work in Undergraduate Physics?”
4:15 – 4:30 pm Break and Poster Set-Up
4:30 – 6 pmGreat RoomsReception and Poster Session

Evens present 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm, odds 5:15 pm – 6 pm

Heavy hors d’oeurves and open bar
6 pm Dinner (on your own)

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

8:30 – 9 am   Mezzanine & Loge Registration and Breakfast  
9:05 – 9:15 amSeminar Room BWelcome

Emily Miller, Deputy Vice President for Institutional Policy, Association of American Universities
9:15 – 10 am Keynote 6

Heather Petcovic, Professor of Earth Science Education, Western Michigan University

“Rock, Weather, Water: Spatial Thinking in Novice to Expert Problem-Solving across the Geosciences”
10 – 10:45 am Keynote 7

Laura Novick, Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University

“Using Cognitive/Perceptual Psychology to Improve Students’ Understanding of Evolutionary Trees”
10:45 – 11 am Break
11 am – 12:15 pmSeminar Rooms A & BParallel Session 2

Track 1 – Metacognition

Andy Butler, Chair and Associate Professor, Education, Washington University in St. Louis: “Learning from Feedback in College Courses: Student Beliefs, Practices, and Preferences”

Stephanie Halmo, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Georgia: “Oh, that makes sense: Social Metacognition in Small-Group Problem Solving”

Jaime Sabel, Assistant Professor, Biology, University of Memphis: “Findings and Insights from a Longitudinal Analysis of Metacognition Development Among Undergraduate Biology Majors”

Track 2 – Problem-Solving

Marci DeCaro, Associate Professor, Psychology, University of Louisville: “How Exploratory Learning Activities Before Instruction Improve Conceptual Understanding in STEM Classrooms”

Kathy Koenig, Professor, Physics, University of Cincinnati: “Teaching Problem Solving in Introductory Physics Using Interactive Video-Enhanced Tutorials”

Anita Schuchard, Assistant Professor, Biology Education, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities: “Mathematics Sensemaking in Biology”
12:15 – 1:15 pmGreat RoomsLunch
1:15 – 2 pmSeminar Room BKeynote 8

Mary Murphy, Herman B. Wells Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University

“Growth Mindset Cultures Support Diversity, Persistence, and Performance in STEM”
1:45 – 2pm Closing