Innovating Teaching and Learning in the Food-Energy-Water-Nexus: Toward a National Collaborative for Food, Energy, & Water Systems Education
Internationally, there has been increasing emphasis on the Food-Energy-Water-Nexus (FEW-Nexus), including FEW-Nexus educational efforts and education research. In response to this need, the Innovating Teaching and Learning in the Food-Energy-Water-Nexus: Toward a National Collaborative for Food, Energy, & Water Systems Education (NC-FEW) conference will be held May 22-23 in the Washington, D.C. metro area at the Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center. This 2-day invited conference will draw upon expertise of faculty from around the world leading educational programs (K-12, undergraduate, informal, non-formal) and education research grounded in the FEW-Nexus. Conference participants will have opportunities to share their research and engage with colleagues from a diverse array of disciplinary backgrounds (education, STEM disciplines, agriculture, natural resources) to articulate and shape discourse around a systemic approach to FEW-Nexus education and education research. The conference will result in the development of a framework for a National Collaborative for Food, Energy, & Water Education (NC-FEW) and lay the foundations for a transdisciplinary community of FEW-Nexus education scholars. It is anticipated that participants will also have an opportunity to disseminate their work in the form of conference proceedings and/or an edited volume.
The application system is now live at http://go.unl.edu/scimathapply. Please use this link to apply to be one of an anticipated 50 invited conference participants. As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to a) describe their education research and development work as it aligns to the FEW-Nexus perspective and b) submit an abstract for a presentation at the conference. Travel support is available for selected conference participants. The deadline for applications in March 30. Selected participants will be notified after March 30 and provided with additional conference information. Please do not make irreversible travel plans prior to notification.
We very much look forward to a highly engaging and productive meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Cory Forbes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cory Forbes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Chair)
Hannah H Scherer, Virginia Tech
Hui-Hui Wang, Purdue University
Kelly F. Millenbah, Michigan State University
Nicole Sintov, The Ohio State University
Christine Li, University of Missouri