NetSci 2012: Infuse Network Science into K-12 and Undergraduate Education

The first ever NetSciEd symposium took place on June 18th, 2012 at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, in conjunction with the 2012 International School and Conference on Network Science (NetSci 2012).

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. 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.

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


Catherine Cramer (New York Hall of Science, USA)

Stephen Uzzo (New York Hall of Science, USA)

Hiroki Sayama (SUNY Binghamton, USA)

Albert-Laszlo Barabasi (Northeastern University and Harvard Medical School, USA)

H. Eugene Stanley (Boston University, USA)

Paul Trunfio (Boston University, USA)


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For more information on NetSciEd3 contact Catherine Cramer (ccramer@nysci.org)