PRESENTATIONS

Refereed Local, Regional, and State Presentations

31. Mendez-Fernandez, A., Tay, J., Cress, A., & Pereira, N. (2019, July). Collaboration and Reflection: Significant Teaching Practices for the Successful Implementation of a Schoolwide Intervention. Session presented at the Summer Research Opportunities Program, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. 

 

30. Desmet, O., Ghahremani, M., & Pereira, N. (2018, April). Stimulating creative thinking in a STEM enrichment course. Poster presented at American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Illinois-Indiana Section Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

 

29. Desmet, O. & Pereira, N. (2018, March). Are Gifted Underachievers Creatively Gifted? Poster presented at 12th Annual Graduate Student Educational Research Symposium, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

 

28. Pereira, N., Ghahremani, M., & Desmet, O. (2018, January). Designing and 
evaluating learning activities to stimulate creativity in engineering. Paper presented at the 2018 Indiana STEM Education Conference, West Lafayette, IN.

 

27. Desmet, O. A., Karakis, N., & Pereira, N. (2017, March). The effectiveness of a gifted and talented practicum course. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Graduate Student Education Research Symposium, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

 

26. Parra F. A, & Pereira N. (2017, March). Developing interests in STEM disciplines: Student experiences and role model influences. Poster presented at 11th Annual Graduate Student Educational Research Symposium, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

 

25. Pereira, N., George, T., & Ramani, K. (2017, January). Developing middle school students’ engineering design concepts through a toy design workshop. Paper presented at the 2017 Indiana STEM Education Conference, West Lafayette, IN. 

 

24. Pereira, N., & Ghahremani (2017, January). Creative engineering and design in action: Designing and evaluating learning activities connecting engineering and creativity. Paper presented at the 2017 Indiana STEM Education Conference, West Lafayette, IN.

 

23. Pereira, N., & Moore, M. (2014, June). Simply complex: Engineering chain-reaction STEAM Machines™ in the classroom. Session presented at the School of Teacher Education Annual Summer conference, Bowling Green, KY.

 

22. Pereira, N., & Moore, M. (2014, June). STEM + Arts.  Session presented at the School of Teacher Education Annual Summer conference, Bowling Green, KY.

 

21. Pereira, N., Jordan, S. S., & Dalrymple, O. (2014, February). Inspiring inventive genius in middle and high school students with chain-reaction STEAM Machines™. Session presented at the 34th Kentucky Association for Gifted Education Annual Conference, Lexington, KY. 

 

20. Pereira, N., Jordan, S. S., & Dalrymple, O. (2013, July). Inspiring inventive genius in middle and high school students with chain‐reaction STEAM Machines™. Session presented at the Center for STEM Education for Girls Think Tank & Conference, Nashville, TN.

 

19. Pereira, N., Jordan, S. S., & Dalrymple, O. (2013, June). STEAM Machines™ and engineering design. Session presented at the School of Teacher Education Annual Summer Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

 

18. Pereira, N., Jordan, S. S., & Dalrymple, O. (2013, February). Teaching engineering design using STEAM Machines™. Session presented at the 33rd Kentucky Association for Gifted Education Annual Conference, Lexington, KY.

 

17. Pereira, N. (2013, February). Action research: Gifted educators working toward school improvement. Session presented at the 33rd Kentucky Association for Gifted Education Annual Conference, Lexington, KY.

 

16. Pereira, N. (2012, February). Meeting the needs of gifted English language learners. Session presented at the 32nd Kentucky Association for Gifted Education Annual Conference, Lexington, KY.

 

15. Pereira, N. (2012, February). Do’s and don’ts in the identification of gifted students. Session presented at the 32nd Kentucky Association for Gifted Education Annual Conference, Lexington, KY.

 

14. Huss, J. M., Pereira, N., & Messenger, C. (2012, January).  Preservice elementary teachers learning about Karst at Mammoth Cave National Park. Poster presented at the Mammoth Cave National Park's 10th Research Symposium, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY. 

 

13. Miller, R., Yang, Y., & Pereira, N. (2010, March). Examining the effects of Total School Cluster Grouping on student achievement, identification, and teaching practices. Poster presented at the 4th Annual Graduate Student Educational Research Symposium, West Lafayette, IN.

 

12. Jordan, S.S., & Pereira, N. (2010, February). Introduction to Rube Goldbergineering. Session presented at the Hosier Association of Science Teachers Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

 

11. Jordan, S.S., & Pereira, N. (2009, March). Design twice, build once: Teaching engineering design in a Saturday enrichment program. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Graduate Student Educational Research Symposium, West Lafayette, IN.

 

10. Jordan, S.S., & Pereira, N. (2009, February). Rube Goldbergineering 101. Session presented at the Hosier Association of Science Teachers Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

 

9. Pereira, N. (2008, October). Design twice, build once: Teaching engineering design in a Saturday enrichment program. Poster presented at the Second Purdue Latino Scholars Forum, West Lafayette, IN.

 

8. de Oliveira, L., & Pereira, N. (2008, March). The Challenges and needs of teachers of English language learners. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual Graduate Student Educational Research Symposium, West Lafayette, IN.

 

7. Pereira, N., & De Lon, J. (2008, March). Comparative analysis of gifted students’ perceptions of classes in a Saturday enrichment program. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual Graduate Student Educational Research Symposium, West Lafayette, IN.

 

6. Pereira, N., & De Lon, J. (2008, March). Comparative analysis of gifted students’ perceptions of classes in a Saturday enrichment program. Poster presented at Sigma Xi Graduate Student Poster Competition, West Lafayette, IN.

 

5. Pereira, N. (2007, November). Student–based strategies: Tailoring instruction to students’ needs, interests, and skills. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Carmel, IN.

 

4. Pereira, N. (2004, July). Incorporating multiple intelligences and learning styles in task design. Convenção das Associações dos Professores de Inglês APIRS, APLISC e APLIEPAR, Canoas, RS, Brazil.

 

3. Pitol, C.A., Martins, M.T., Paiva, M.G., & Pereira, N. (2004, July). Soirées in TEFL: Legitimating voices and talents in English. Paper presented at Convenção das Associações dos Professores de Inglês APIRS, APLISC e APLIEPAR, Canoas, RS, Brazil. 

 

2. Pereira, N., Paiva, M.G. (2003, September). Professor ou formador? Ressignificando o papel do professor enquanto ‘formador’ de projetos de vida [A new perspective on the role of teachers]. Paper presented at the IV Salão de Extensão da UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.

 

1. Pereira, N. (2002, September). Projeto Pró-Língua: enhancing the teaching of English as a foreign language. Paper presented at the I Mostra de Pesquisa do Instituto de Letras, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.