Professor Tamara Moore participates in national STEM education events

Tamara Moore, associate professor in the School of Engineering Education, will take part in a panel discussion during the Next Generation STEM Learning for All forum today (Nov.10).

The National Science Foundation hosts the event, which is a prelude to the first-ever White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools scheduled for Wednesday (Nov.11). Moore is participating in the summit.

"The summit will be a part of a national conversation on transforming high schools to better serve all students," she said.

At the forum, Moore will be part of the panel discussion on "Instructional Materials for Ambitious STEM Teaching and Learning." She considers engineering the STEM integration connection.

"Giving the students the opportunity to learn from failure and redesign are the hallmarks of their engineering experience, and it is so different from most of what is taught in school – that is, that there is not a 'right' answer," Moore said. "It is definitely my favorite part of using engineering in school learning environments."

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) leadership is among the pillars of Purdue Moves, the university's strategy to lead the way in solving some of higher education's most challenging issues.

Moore's research centers on the integration of STEM concepts in K-12 and postsecondary classrooms to help students make connections among the STEM disciplines. She obtained all her degrees at Purdue, including a doctorate in engineering education in 2006.

Moore is the director of STEM Integration at INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering in the College of Engineering

Writer: Brian L. Huchel, 765-494-2084,

Source: Teresa Morris, 765-494-9391,