Thank you for your participation in the NetSciEd Symposium!!

The 2012 International School and Conference on Network Science (NetSci 2012) brings together leading researchers, practitioners, and teachers in network science (including analysts, modeling experts, visualization specialists, and others). The conference focuses on novel directions in networks research within the biological and environmental sciences, computer and information sciences, social sciences, finance and business. This event takes place annually and has fostered a burgeoning research network and community of practitioners.

In anticipation of preparing the next generation of network scientists, as well as addressing the urgent needs in improving STEM education overall, we are hosting the first symposium to specifically address how network science will transform STEM education in the coming years. The Satellite Symposium Education -- Infuse Network Science into K-12 and Undergraduate Education (NetSciEd) will include preeminent speakers from education practice and research as well as the network science community, culminating in a highly interactive panel discussion to determine directions in support of research and practice in the use of network science to improve education.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Network Science in K-16 Practice and Policy
  • Network Science in Informal Education
  • New Directions in Learning Science
  • Developing Metrics for Effective Educational Collaboration Networks

A white paper will be developed from the input of all participants to characterize the session and be used to help communicate ideas and needs of the educational community to academic and government decision- and policy-makers.

This symposium will take place on June 18th at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, in conjunction with the 2012 International School and Conference on Network Science (NetSci 2012). The attendance to the NetSciEd symposium
is free of charge for NetSci 2012 attendees.

In addition to invited speakers, we have room for contributed talks. For questions or to submit abstracts, please e-mail Stephen Uzzo at