Ann Saterbak, Professor in the Practice and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Affairs, Bioengineering, Rice University, “Authentic Engineering Design Projects for First-Year Students”

Richard Mayer, Professor of Psychology, University of California—Santa Barbara,“Research-Based Principles for Designing Multimedia Instruction”

Diane Bunce, Professor of Chemistry and the Patrick O’Brien Chemistry Scholar, The Catholic University of America,“So How Do We Implement Cognitive Science into Teaching?”

Jose Mestre, Professor of Physics and Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois,“Cognitive Research in STEM: What it Tells Us About Student Perception and Performance and How it Can Inform Teaching”

Danielle McNamara, Professor in the Psychology Department and Senior Scientist in the Learning Sciences Institute, Arizona State University, “Beyond Cognition: Stepping up to the Complexity of the STEM Classroom”

Alumni Project: Jamie Jensen, Assistant Professor, The College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, “Teaching to the Test… or Testing to Teach: Exams Requiring Higher-order Thinking Skills Encourage Greater Conceptual Understanding”

Mark McDaniel, Professor of Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis & Gina Frey, Florence Moog Professor of STEM Education, Washington University in St. Louis, “Individual Differences in Learning Approaches and their Impact in General Chemistry”

Susan Wick, Professor of Biology, University of Minnesota,“Who’s Doing the Learning Here? Learning Science by Doing Science in the Classroom”

Hal Pashler, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego, “Promoting retention through temporal spacing”

Sean Brophy, Associate Professor in the School of Engineering Education, Purdue University, “Design Challenges as Contexts for Systems Thinking, Teaming, and Workforce Development”

John Dunlosky, Professor of Psychology, Kent State University, “Promises and Pitfalls of Harnessing Metacognition to Improve Student Learning”