STEM Annual Conference 2012

  • Date: 12 Apr 2012 - 13 Apr 2012
  • Location/venue: Imperial College and The Royal Geographical Society London , England, SW7 2AZ

Aiming for excellence in STEM learning and teaching

Proceedings - ISBN 978-1-907207-45-7

The Higher Education Academy's first annual learning and teaching STEM conference takes place on 12 and 13 April 2012 at Imperial College London, one of the world's leading centres of excellence for teaching and research in the fields of science, technology and medicine.

STEM subjects are recognised as having strategic importance in higher education for the economy and employers. The student learning experience in STEM subjects is vital in ensuring sustained growth in the uptake of these key disciplines. Furthermore an excellent learning experience ensures that students have developed the right skills at the time of graduation and beyond through continued professional development. The Higher Education Academy (HEA) provides national leadership in developing and disseminating evidence-informed practice in learning and teaching in higher education; this conference will provide a platform for this for the HEA's STEM disciplines (for full list see acknowledgements below).



Conference proceedings and peer review: acknowledgements

The HEA STEM team are grateful to all of the authors who submitted their work to be included in these proceedings. All of the papers contained within have been through a peer-review process, and the team would like to thank the conference sub-committees who have worked hard to make this possible.

  • Biological Sciences: Dr Nathan Pike, Dr Sue Assinder, Professor Julian Park;
  • Built Environment: Mr Aled Williams, Ms Jane Kettle, Mr Peter Holgate, Dr Lindsay Smales;
  • Computing: Dr Mark Ratcliffe, Ms Janet Carter, Dr Lynda Thomas;
  • Engineering: Dr Simon Steiner, Dr Esat Alpay, Dr Andrew McLaren, Ms Michelle Morgan, Dr Roger Penlington;
  • Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences: Dr Helen Walkington, Dr Tom Argles, Dr Catherine Souch;
  • Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research: Dr Mary McAlinden, Professor Neville Davies, Dr Stuart Johns, Mr Tony Mann;
  • Physical Sciences: Dr Paul Yates, Dr Morag Casey, Dr Hazel Wilkins;
  • Psychology: Dr Julie Hulme, Professor Mark Davies and Dr Jacqui Taylor.

STEM Subjects

Biology, Zoology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry, Others in Biological Sciences, Psychology, Forestry, Food and Beverage studies, Agriculture, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Forensic and Archaeological Science, Geology, Ocean Sciences, Others in Physical Sciences, Human Geography, Physical Geography and Environmental Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Operational Research, Computer Science, General Engineering, Mechanical, Production and Manufacturing Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Naval Architecture, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering, Others in Engineering, Materials and Minerals Technology, Maritime Technology, Others in Technology, Architecture, Building, Landscape Design, Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional), Others in Architecture, Building and Planning.

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