ABSTRACTS - Room 120

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


Using Infographics for Presentations and Projects


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


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


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.