This event series brings together academic teaching staff from across STEM disciplines to discuss a variety of topics related to effective teaching and learning practices. Previous topics have included inclusive classrooms, peer learning, and effective TA partnerships. These events provide an opportunity for attendees to share ideas while also building their colleague network and community. 

STEM Brown Bag Lunch

Winter Schedule

STEM LATS Field Trip to the GSE Makery
January 23, 2020, 9-10am

Where on campus can you guide students in hands-on learning experiences with a small wood shop, 3D printers, vinyl cutters, and more? On our field trip you will see the space, meet Makery staff and make connections with the Graduate School of Education. Join us on this visit to the Makery to learn about this hidden resource!

STEM LATS Brown Bag Lunch: Qualitative Course Assessment
January 29, 2020, 12–1:30pm

Have you ever wondered how to get meaningful, actionable information from student course feedback and other sources? Join us for a brown bag lunch where our guest, Dr. Laura Bernhard, will walk us through qualitative analysis techniques using the comments from end-quarter evaluations as an example.

STEM LATS Brown Bag Lunch: Structuring Small Group Work in Class
February 27, 2020, 12–1:30pm

Decades of educational research have shown that small group work during class can support learning and the development of collaborative skills. However, group work can easily fail if not implemented thoughtfully. In this interactive workshop, participants will work together in small groups to experience different models of group work and discuss considerations for multiple factors that can impact learning when students are asked to work in groups, including issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Spring Schedule

Community Flash Talks Brown Bag Lunch on April 15, 2020, 12-1:30pm

Interested in presenting? We are looking for people to share ideas of something you have tried or would like to try in your teaching. Please email Diane Lam at for more information!

Field Trip and Social at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, May 13, 2020, 3-5pm


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