Mercer to Host Conference of Science Educators
October 4, 2006

Conference Web site:
 
Contact: Mark Vanderhoek
(478) 301-4037

MACON, Ga. — Mercer University's Tift College of Education will host the premiere science teacher education conference in the region when it welcomes the Southeastern Association of Science Teacher Education to campus on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6-7.
 
The event is the largest of the Association of Science Teacher Education annual conferences. Attendees will learn about breakthroughs in science education research as well as the latest trends in teaching. The conference offers a forum for graduate students and practicing teachers to explore innovative ideas to enhance science teaching and learning with science education faculty. 
 
Stephen Pruitt, science and mathematics program manager for the Georgia Department of Education will deliver the keynote address on Saturday during a luncheon, which will also feature award presentations. The conference begins with registration and a reception at 5 p.m. on Friday in Stetson Hall. Saturday activities will also feature multiple paper presentations as well as demonstrations and workshop sessions.
 
For more information, visit the conference Web site: www.mercer.edu/saste.
 
About Mercer University:
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education, the University has 7,300 students; 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies; major campuses in Macon and Atlanta; four regional academic centers across the state; a university press; teaching hospitals in Macon and Savannah; an educational partnership with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit
www.mercer.edu.
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