Bridging the Gap Call for Poster Abstracts

You are invited to present a poster at the fifth annual Bridging the Gap: Uniting North Carolina K-16 STEM Education conference in Raleigh on October 25-26, 2016. The poster sessions will provide attendees with updated information about practical, quality STEM research that is of interest to a diverse audience. Poster presenters will have an opportunity to share their educational research in one of the following categories:
  • Industry & Community STEM Initiatives
  • K-12 STEM Initiatives
  • Research in STEM Education
  • University STEM Initiatives
  • Other
This opportunity also is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.  More than 340 higher education faculty, staff and students have participated in a Bridging the Gap conference since 2012.  Please see link below for additional information and to submit an abstract. Don't miss this opportunity to share your STEM initiatives!  For more information and to apply for the Poster Session (

Please note: the original deadline for submissions was June 15. NCABR has extended the deadline to August 15, for Appalachian State University faculty and students. The above link is required to access the abstract submission page.
About the conference
Bridging the Gap is an annual conference that unites K-12 education, higher education, industry, government and other STEM groups to work toward the common goal of strengthening K-16 STEM education in North Carolina. Over the past four years, more than 1,440 STEM stakeholders from North Carolina and beyond have come together at Bridging the Gap to share ideas and resources.  Keynote presentations and concurrent sessions during the 2-day conference will provide higher education attendees with:
  • Best practices for teaching STEM at the undergraduate level
  • Recruitment and retention strategies that effectively grow STEM program enrollment and prevent STEM dropout in early higher education
  • Insight into the class of 2017 as it relates to student learning styles, the student STEM knowledge base and student expectations for college
  • Analysis of how the Common Core, the Next Generation Science Standards and the North Carolina Essential Standards are impacting student preparedness for academic rigor at the college level
  • Opportunities to disseminate STEM education deliverables to K-12 educators through 50-minute and 10-minute conference sessions
  • Poster presentation opportunities
  • Networking opportunities
Organized by the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (

Published: Jun 21, 2016 7:20pm