Tag Archives: research

From the Dean: Making Connections

From the Dean: Making Connections

By Robert E. Floden Among the strengths of the Michigan State University College of Education are the ways our faculty, staff and students make connections. Members of our college’s community conduct research studies that connect pressing problems of practice and policy to understandings drawn from prior research and to new insights that emerge. Students and… Read More »

Faculty Viewpoint: Here’s How Homeschooling is Changing in America

Faculty Viewpoint: Here’s How Homeschooling is Changing in America

By Kyle Greenwalt Associate Professor Department of Teacher Education greenwlt@msu.edu When children went back to school last fall, an increasing number of their homeschooled peers were starting their academic year as well. Homeschooling in the United States is growing at a strong pace. Recent statistics indicate that 1.5 million children were homeschooled in the United… Read More »

Cover Story: A Winning Combination for Athletic Excellence and Diabetes

Cover Story: A Winning Combination for Athletic Excellence and Diabetes

Kinesiology scholar pioneers research to fuel athletic excellence—and drive change for diabetes in sports By Lauren Ebelt Upon first glance, it doesn’t look like much. It’s a clear plastic box atop a metal gurney, accompanied by some wooden blocks, cushions and a bicycle seat. Small machines with wires draping down sit on top, blinking and… Read More »

New Faculty Members, 2016-2017

New Faculty Members, 2016-2017

The College of Education welcomes seven new tenure-system faculty members this academic year. Here are their bios and, in their own words, the impact they hope to make while at Michigan State University. In addition, Dorinda Carter Andrews was appointed as the assistant dean for equity outreach initiatives in July 2016. Beginning Oct. 1, 2016, Ann E.… Read More »

Student Profile: Audio Analysis and Children with Autism

Student Profile: Audio Analysis and Children with Autism

Student strives to improve language development for children with autism through audio analysis By Nicole Geary Nearly every week for the past two and a half years, Savana Bak has been greeting familiar groups of bright-eyed kids and helping them put on special T-shirts. Throughout the school day, she records all of their conversations using… Read More »

Undergraduate research: Challenging, and rewarding

Undergraduate research: Challenging, and rewarding

By Andrew Rabaut, senior majoring in kinesiology Rabaut is an undergraduate research assistant with the Exergames Research Lab, under the direction of University Distinguished Professor Deb Feltz. Research from the lab includes the impact of using a “cyber buddy” during a workout, using groups to increase motivation for exercise and helping to keep astronauts active in… Read More »