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Faculty, staff and students will present papers at conference

The New Mexico Space Grant Consortium and New Mexico State University's College of Engineering will have the 5th annual Science, Engineering & Technology Education Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, in the Senate Gallery (third floor) at NMSU's Corbett Center.


and staff from engineering, physics, chemistry and various academic programs will present papers on "Elevating Recognition for Education Research in Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics." Discussion topics include curriculum issues and innovative teaching practices, student retention, achievement, mentoring, faculty development and technology as a teaching tool.

The conference will also include two panel discussions. The faculty panel will speak on "Distance Education: Notes from the Field" and the NMSU professional staff panel will talk about various resources available at the university for distance education.

One of the highlights of the day will be the presentation of the "Best Paper" award. Over 30 faculty, staff and students will make presentations during the conference.

There is no registration fee and the conference is open to the public. For more information contact Maria G. Cortez or Judy McShannon at (505) 646-6414 or log on to http://spacegrant.nmsu.edu/conference/2003/papers.htm.

Jeany Llorente
Dec. 20, 2002