2020 Vision: The Next Generation of STEM Learning Research August 16-18, 2009 Oregon State University Organized by Oregon State University with support from the National Science Foundation. Complete one application per person. Application deadline is March 31, 2009. NAME: ____________________________________________ DR. MS. MR. ORGANIZATION: _____________________________________________ JOB TITLE: __________________________________________________ AFFILIATION (Choose one): University Federal State Local NGO/CBO Private ADDRESS: __________________________________________________ ADDRESS: __________________________________________________ ADDRESS: __________________________________________________ CITY:___________________________ STATE: ____________________ ZIP CODE:_________________ COUNTRY: ________________________ PHONE:_______________________ FAX: _________________________ EMAIL: _____________________________________________________ This will be a working conference to examine the opportunities, challenges and barriers to developing cross-cutting research questions and paradigms that better reflect current understandings of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning as lifelong, life-wide and life-deep and to propose a range of new visions for future research directions. A major goal is to build bridges across diverse research communities in order to foster dialogue and synergies, making particular efforts to bridge those historically focused on specific aspects of STEM learning during early childhood, K-12, higher education and in and from informal environments. We also will discuss strategies for breaking down silos between STEM content professionals, and building meaningful connections between research and practice within and across these diverse learning communities. To achieve this goal, participants will be selected who broadly represent this diverse community of researchers. We envision including a mix of both senior investigators and leaders in the field, as well as emerging researchers. There will be no papers or formal presentations. PLEASE ATTACH A SHORT CV OR BIOGRAPHY TO TELL US ABOUT YOUR STEM LEARNING RESEARCH AND YOUR CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES. OF GREATEST IMPORTANCE, INCLUDE A BRIEF STATEMENT ABOUT HOW YOUR PERSPECTIVES ON RESEARCH WILL CONTRIBUTE TO A BROADER DISCUSSION OF NEW PARADIGMS AND APPROACHES TO INVESTIGATING 21 ST CENTURY STEM LEARNING. How did you hear about the conference? ______________________________________________________________________ Can you recommend anyone else whose participation would enhance the conference? (Please provide us with names and email addresses.) ___________________________________________________________ For further information contact Dr. John H. Falk [email protected] Please Note: Conference participants will be selected and notified by May 31. The conference begins with a reception Sunday evening August 16 and will end by early afternoon, Tuesday May 17. Lodging for Sunday and Monday night, meals, and local transportation will be provided for all participants. Transportation to and from the meeting will be the responsibility of the participants. This is a working conference; please consider this application a commitment to attend the entire conference and to participate actively in all aspects of the meeting.