Scientific American and Macmillan Education co-hosted a South by Southwest Edu panel and an evening event at the new Google Fiber space in Austin, Texas, on the "Science of Learning." Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina moderated the panel, which included Macmillan Education Vice President Susan Winslow, Harvard University professor Robert Lue and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor Tim Stelzer. Themes included how we can use emerging technology and data analysis to improve efficacy and apply more rigor to instructional methods in school. As an experimental twist, we created a digitized version of the visual notes taken by Stacie Weitzner of Sunni Brown ( during our "Science of Learning" panel and opened it up to public commenting and editing in a "Mind Map," so that it now serves as a living resource for the community collaborating to improve education in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

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