an opportunity to present a vision of how a regional comprehensive university in a major metropolitan area can play an important role in advancing African American STEM education
Edwardsville, Ill. (PRWEB) March 28, 2017
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Greg Budzban, PhD, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will speak at “A Focus on Educational Assessment: Advancing African American Education” conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday, April 3. The conference will be held at the Keck Center of the National Academies and is designed to address challenges in the K–12 and college admissions arenas.
Budzban will participate in the session “Investing in Education Interventions to Improve,” concerning academic interventions and assessments focused on improving educational outcomes for African American students. The invitation came on behalf of the Educational Testing Service (ETS), ACT®, the Center for Assessment, the College Board®, the Learning Policy Institute, and the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.
“I am honored to represent SIUE before the National Academies,” Budzban said. “This is a result of my collaborations and NSF grants with Bob Moses and ETS around next-generation curricula and assessments, and my presentation will primarily focus on those. This also provides an opportunity to present a vision of how a regional comprehensive university in a major metropolitan area can play an important role in advancing African American STEM education.”
Budzban became CAS dean during summer 2015 after serving as chair of the Department of Mathematics and acting director of the STEM Education Research Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). He brought more than 25 years of academic experience, along with six years of professional experience from Martin Marietta Aerospace, to SIUE.
Budzban received a bachelor’s in mathematics, a master’s in theoretical computer science, and a doctorate in mathematics from the University of South Florida.
Central to SIUE’s exceptional and comprehensive education, the College of Arts and Sciences has 19 departments and 85 areas of study. More than 300 full-time faculty/instructors deliver classes to more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty help students explore diverse ideas and experiences, while learning to think and live as fulfilled, productive members of the global community. Study abroad, service-learning, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities better prepare SIUE students not only to succeed in our region’s workplaces, but also to become valuable leaders who make important contributions to our communities.