Workshop on sustainability and STEM to be held on Sept. 13 and 14

September 04, 2012

The Penn State Center for Sustainability, the Department of Mathematics, and the Eberly College of Science Center for Excellence in Science Education present a workshop on Multidisciplinary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Engagement through Sustainability Education Sept. 13-14, on Penn State's University Park Campus with invited guest Thomas Pfaff, associate professor of mathematics and co-director of Multidisciplinary Sustainability Education Project, Ithaca College.

This workshop is intended for faculty members and graduate students who wish to teach sustainability concepts as part of their own courses, and for education faculty and students who are interested in how sustainability concepts can be taught within STEM coursework. Other interested faculty members and students are encouraged to attend the workshop.

Discussion topics will include and overview of concepts of sustainability and why this topic is appropriate for STEM classes, as well as specific examples of how to include sustainability in mathematics, sciences, engineering and technology courses. Participants will have a chance to work on lessons or modules for their own classes.

For a detailed event agenda and to register, visit online.

For more information, contact the Penn State Center for Sustainability at or 814-865-3369.

Last Updated September 05, 2012