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University of Pennsylvania STEM Education Initiatives

UPenn0838.fw.pngPenn’s AAU/STEM Initiative seeks to improve introductory courses in mathematics, chemistry, physics, and bioengineering through teaching practices that foster active learning and enable students to gain a sense of engagement in these disciplines. Penn’s initiative supports faculty in developing Structured, Active, In-class Learning (SAIL) and evaluating the impact of that teaching. This includes disseminating of SAIL practices across campus, developing appropriate classroom spaces, and providing support for video creation. As part of this plan, Penn has constituted a faculty board to help departments better understand how students apply materials from introductory courses as they take courses in other departments.