Founded in 2004, incorporated in 2005, the Southwest Consortium for Innovative Psychology in Education (SCIPIE) has a permanent relationship with its founding universities: Arizona State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the University of New Mexico. SCIPIE's home and conference rotates between these four institutions, and the officers are elected from their faculty. The University of Houston and the University of Arizona are SCIPIE member institutions.
The goal of The Consortium is to capitalize on the vibrancy of the Southwest to develop a center for innovation in the psychological study of learning. SCIPIE was created to bring together the knowledge, skills, and resources of the Southwest in education and the learning sciences, and to use this leverage to advance the study of learning nationally and internationally. SCIPIE has a strong presence in the American Psychological Association, American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Society, and many domain specific organizations, such as the National Reading Association. Although large and inclusive, these organizations all share a focus either on general topics in psychology, or general topics in education.
At the core of SCIPIE are the biennial conferences that allow for extended conversations about innovative research projects at the intersection of these two areas. SCIPIE conferences emphasize research currently in progress, or sticky problems that researchers face in these areas. The conferences also provide graduate students with opportunities for legitimate peripheral participation in authentic conversations about difficult, cutting-edge research problems.
SCIPIE 2005 was held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. SCIPIE 2007 was held at Arizona State University. SCIPIE 2009 was held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. SCIPIE 2011 was held at the University of Oklahoma. SCIPIE 2013 will be held at the University of Arizona. – less – More from ZoomInfo »