This past October, following a yearlong exploration phase, the University launched the Innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Initiative. Its broadly defined goals: to produce more STEM majors, expand campus STEM teaching and learning facilities, engage and inspire K-12 students into STEM careers, and to increase the scientific literacy of all UM graduates and the general public.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is participating in a live webinar on Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) at NSF. The webinar is 60 minutes and will be Tuesday, December 13th, at 1:00 PM. We have openings for those interested in attending, but seating is limited. If you are interested in attending, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, December 12th.
The University community is invited to attend any or all of three events featuring Professor Roald Hoffman, 1981 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, in conjunction with his visit next week. (Press Release). There will be a book signing and staged play reading on Monday, and a lecture on Tuesday.
The purpose of the lunch will be to celebrate the participation of all UM faculty and students who attended the Mississippi Academy of Sciences (MAS) Spring Meeting in 2011, and to conduct an interdisciplinary discussion about the value of, and barriers to, broader UM participation in future MAS activities.
Our special guest will be MAS President Elect Dr. Tina Martin, PhD, RN, CFNP, Professor of Nursing, University of Mississippi Medical Center.