HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014: Enhancing the STEM Student Journey – Final Call for papers

Date(s) - 30/04/2014 - 01/05/2014
All Day

University of Edinburgh


The Higher Eduction Academy


The HEA STEM conference entitled “Enhancing the STEM Student Journey” will take place at the University of Edinburgh on 30 April – 1 May 2014.

Presentations are accepted in the following formats;

  • Full paper – a maximum of 6 pages including references & eligible for publication afterwards,
  • Oral presentations – only an abstract is required and should not be more than 200-250 words,
  • Workshops – only an abstract is required and should not be more than 200-250 words,
  • Posters- only an abstract is required and should not be more than 200-250 words, we have three prizes available for Undergraduates, Postgraduates and Staff.

Topics could include but are not limited to:

  • Learning, Teaching and Assessment in STEM disciplines
  • Enhancing the employability skills of STEM graduates
  • Innovative STEM education
  • Transitions within the student experience
  • Students as partners
  • Laboratory and technical skills
  • Mathematical and Statistical skills in the disciplines
  • Internationalising STEM education


Important dates/deadlines:

  • 22 Nov 2013 deadline for the submission of full papers, abstracts for oral presentations and workshops
  • 10 Jan 2014 notification of acceptance of full papers, abstracts for oral presentations and workshops
  • 24 Jan 2014 deadline for submissions for poster competitions
  • 21 Feb 2014 deadline for the submission of camera-ready copies of full papers (undergraduates, postgraduates, support staff/technicians and lecturers)
  • 14 Feb 2014 notification of acceptance of poster abstracts
  • 14 Mar 2014 at least one presenting author to be registered.


Presentation Format: Pecha Kucha

This year, we’re taking a new approach to presentations, using a Pecha Kucha (literally translated: chitchat) presentation format to allow more time for interaction and discussions.

Submissions should be made via EasyChair ; https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=heastem2014


Poster Competition

Posters (A1 841 x 594 mm) will be displayed throughout the conference. There will be prizes for the best posters from Undergraduates, Postgraduates and Staff – good luck!

Further details on the conference can be found at; http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/stem-conference-2014


STEM Subjects

BioSciences Biology, Botany, Zoology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry, Others in Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Forestry & ArboricultureFood and Beverage studies, Agricultural Sciences
Built Environment Architecture, Building, Landscape Design, Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional), Urban Design, Others in Architecture, Building and Planning.
Computing Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Health Informatics, Games, Computer Generated Visual & Audio Effects, Others in Computer Science
Engineering and Materials General Engineering, Mechanical, Production and Manufacturing Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Naval Architecture, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering, Others in Engineering, Materials and Minerals Technology, Maritime Technology, Others in Technology,
GEES Geology, Physical Geographical Sciences, Science of Aquatic & Terrestrial Environments, Human and Social Geography, Development Studies, Environmental Science.
MSOR Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics, Mathematics and Statistics Support, Others in Mathematical Sciences
Physical Sciences Chemistry, Physics, Forensic and Archaeological Science, Astronomy, Others in Physical Sciences
Psychology Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy



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