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2024 ACE Series Recordings

  1. February 13th, 2024 | 9:30 - 10:20 a.m.

    Service-Learning and STEM

    The National Science Foundation recognizes service-learning as a "high impact practice," and numerous STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) faculty enhance their courses by incorporating community experiences through service-learning. In the realm of higher education, what does service learning entail? How does its implementation within STEM disciplines contribute positively to student success, encompassing academic achievement, career development, and civic engagement? These inquiries and more will be explored in our upcoming virtual session. Expect a rich exchange of examples, resources, and best practices.


    • William Oakes, Assistant Dean for Experiential Learning, Director of EPICS, and Professor of Engineering Education, Purdue University

    • Celine Fitzmaurice, Assistant Teaching Professor and Faculty Support Facilitator, Portland State University

    • Miriam Leary, Associate Professor, School of Medicine, West Virginia University


    • Kevin Orner, Assistant Professor - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, West Virginia University

  2. TUESDAY, MARCH 5TH, 2024 | 9:30 - 10:20 A.M

    A Life of Purpose and Service

    This virtual Academic Community Engagement seminar is for any community partner, practitioner, or scholar whose work involves community engagement and collaboration.  Participants will have the unique opportunity to hear from accomplished individuals about the transformative potential of service and collaboration. Attendees will gain practical strategies for fostering connections, amplifying impact, and discovering personal and collective purpose.