[WC] STEMinar Wed., Feb. 10 at 3:30 (and other stuff)

Johnson, Dr. Brian bpjohnson at fgcu.edu
Tue Feb 9 10:49:12 EST 2021

Hello Whitaker Center Friends and Family,

Our next STEMinar is already almost here! Register now<https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://bit.ly/HarrisonSTEMinar__;!!IkmNjII!WSnUWANiGpUZnodv1JUVOAdcarigF2A43MQEKpUm2s4Jan2DBi65YbZZzaTAvO0Q$ >

[cid:image001.jpg at 01D6FED1.31571960]Whitaker Center Virtual STEMinar Series
The Whitaker Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Marissa Harrison, Associate Professor of Psychology, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, Penn State Harrisburg for a virtual STEMinar.

Time, Date, Location: 3:30-4:30PM, Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Register directly at this link: https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://bit.ly/HarrisonSTEMinar__;!!IkmNjII!WSnUWANiGpUZnodv1JUVOAdcarigF2A43MQEKpUm2s4Jan2DBi65YbZZzaTAvO0Q$ 

Title:  Investigating Serial Murder

Abstract:  In this talk, Dr. Marissa Harrison presents research and theory on the means, motives, and makings of female serial killers and a comparison of the crimes and motives of female and male serial killers.  She offers perspective as to why the public is fascinated with the topic of serial murder.

Other upcoming events and possibly useful information:

  *   Dr. Laura Frost, the previous Director of the Whitaker Center is sponsoring a fundraiser beginning tomorrow. The following text is copied from her earlier email:
On Feb. 10-11, I’ll be participating in FGCU’s Give Day through Give Where You Live: Collier<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.givewhereyoulivecollier.org/__;!!IkmNjII!UfjU8Pg_aAbeJjqVMTM-lHFZPWhCZHi9RyT1S6x0DS6qAa4-rMi7VfVlf1iUDMCH$>, a day to celebrate and increase philanthropy throughout Southwest Florida.  This year I decided to raise funds for STEM student-faculty research with The Whitaker Center for STEM Education at Florida Gulf Coast University<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.givewhereyoulivecollier.org/organizations/florida-gulf-coast-university-foundation-inc__;!!IkmNjII!UfjU8Pg_aAbeJjqVMTM-lHFZPWhCZHi9RyT1S6x0DS6qAa4-rMi7VfVlf7OKjQcd$> on this day!

This cause is personal for me. Even more than a decade later, I still keep in touch with my former research students and I am so proud of what they have accomplished. Mentoring them, supporting their research, and taking them to professional meetings is part of what we do as STEM faculty. Our FGCU STEM faculty are doing this important work and wow does it make a difference. But don’t take my word for it, go to my fundraising page to see what two of our STEM alumni have to say.

Save the date! Visit my unoriginally titled page, Dr. Laura Frost<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.givewhereyoulivecollier.org/p2p/175867/dr-laura__;!!IkmNjII!UfjU8Pg_aAbeJjqVMTM-lHFZPWhCZHi9RyT1S6x0DS6qAa4-rMi7VfVlfy8zXtAp$>, between noon on Wednesday, February 10th and noon on February 11th to support STEM student-faculty research and make a donation. If we raise $500 with at least 10 donors, we’ll receive an additional $500 match! This will have an impact on our STEM faculty and students and the FGCU community.

I hope you can consider supporting STEM student-faculty research and the Whitaker Center by donating $25, $50 or even $100 on February 10th and 11th. Please forward this to anyone you know that might be interested in helping. Even a small donation can help support student conference registration. Every little bit helps.

Go Eagles!

Laura Frost

  *   The Whitaker Center Summer Research Scholarship Applications are due on February 22. See our website for more details: https://www.fgcu.edu/cas/centers/whitaker/studentresources#STEMSummerResearchScholarships
  *   From Dr. Charles Xiaoxue Wang, Professor of Educational Technology and Lucas Faculty Fellow (2020-2021):
Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I Just want to share you this up-coming event at 2:30 – 3:30 PM, February 23, (Tuesday), Enhance Your Course Design through "Quality Matters.” Please help me to pass the information around among your colleagues and friends and thank you very much!

Quality Matters<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.qualitymatters.org/__;!!IkmNjII!WSnUWANiGpUZnodv1JUVOAdcarigF2A43MQEKpUm2s4Jan2DBi65YbZZzQcCf8t9$ > (QM) is a nonprofit global organization leading quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments. Its Higher Education Rubric Standards<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.qualitymatters.org/qa-resources/rubric-standards/higher-ed-rubric__;!!IkmNjII!WSnUWANiGpUZnodv1JUVOAdcarigF2A43MQEKpUm2s4Jan2DBi65YbZZzVX0jp86$ > is widely adopted in many universities and institutions globally. It is also included in 2025 Florida SUS Strategic Plan for Online Education<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.flbog.edu/resources/online-education/2025-strategic-plan-for-online-education/__;!!IkmNjII!WSnUWANiGpUZnodv1JUVOAdcarigF2A43MQEKpUm2s4Jan2DBi65YbZZzbpgO65w$ >.

Please click the link below to see the details and thank you very much!

Brian Johnson, Ph.D.
Interim Director, Whitaker Center for STEM Education
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, FL  33965-6565

Whitaker Hall 223
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