ABSTRACTS - Room 120

All sessions take place in Butler-Carlton Hall on the Missouri S&T campus

THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018

Using Social Media as a Tool in Assisting the Reduction of Glossaphobia in a Public Speaking Course

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Brandon Semler - Assistant Profesor of Humanities & Communication; Lincoln University

Audience: Higher Education; K-12 Education

Time and Location: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.; Room 120

The session will present how social media may assists in reducing anxiety and enhance student connections in the speech class. Social media such as, Instagram, SnapChat, or Facebook used by a professor teaching speech may assist the enrolled speech student in comfortability and reduce anxiety and assist in the process of student learning. Connecting with the student though video, images, and posts to social media by an instructor may assist students whom have a large fear of public speaking adjust and feel more comfortable in the speech classroom.


Using Infographics for Presentations and Projects

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Mike Dombroski - Instructional Technology Specialist; Cottey College

Audience: Higher Education; K-12 Education

Time and Location: 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.; Room 120

This session will look at how you can use infographics in your classroom for student projects and presentations. You will see what an infographic is, what tools you can use to create one, and what kinds of assignments you can have for students.


Challenges and Some Solutions to Foster S.T.E.M. Education in our Educational System

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. B.J. Shrestha - Associate Teaching Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education; K-12 Education

Time and Location: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.; Room 120

Despite of the recent focused attention on the need of our youth in S.T.E.M. field, we are still struggling in this endeavor. The future of our nation and the world in large, depends on the expertise of our next generation in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to meet the challenges coming our way. This presentation is about the challenges we face as we canvas our young generation to get on the bus and then about some approaches to overcome these hurdles. Along this context, the presentation addresses a common problem across the board and it is generic enough to be of interest to a wider audience.


Reading, Writing, AND Arithmetic

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Barb Wilkins - Instructional Designer; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.; Room 120

One reason for students to struggle in mathematics classes is their inability to understand the words used in a mathematics textbook. Missouri S&T’s Math 1190 requires students to read the textbook while taking written notes on a guided worksheet. We will discuss the activities used, the literature review, and the responses from students with regard to required readings.