Category Archives: Research

Alonzo receives presidential science award

Associate Professor Alicia Alonzo was among those who recently received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Barack Obama. Alonzo’s award was announced—along with 101 other scientists, researchers and educators—on Jan. 9, 2017. The award is the highest bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the… Read More »

Three MSU ed scholars named top influencers

This year, the College of Education at Michigan State University is home to three of the nation’s scholars doing the most to influence educational policy and practice. That is according to the Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings published annually by Rick Hess in his Education Week blog. The top-200 ranking of education scholars is based on… Read More »

College ranks in nation’s top-10 for online master’s programs

For the fourth consecutive year, Michigan State University has moved up in the national rankings for best online master’s degree programs in education. This year, MSU ranked 8th—cracking the top-10 for the first time—according to U.S. News & World Report. That’s up from 23rd back in 2013. Last year, the college was ranked 11th in… Read More »

Dirkx receives international Hall of Fame honors

Professor John Dirkx was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education (IACE) Hall of Fame on Nov. 15, 2016. Dirkx was one of 13 inducted for the Class of 2016, which included educators from around the world, the 21st group to be added. “It is a great honor to be inducted into the hall… Read More »

Floden elected to AACTE board

Robert E. Floden, dean of the Michigan State University College of Education, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing finances and setting policy for AACTE, the nation’s leading organization on educator preparation. Floden was elected by… Read More »

$2M NSF grant to help youngest students learn science

It’s often thought that kindergarten is too early to learn science. But with the right approach to teaching, even the youngest students can learn to think and talk like scientists, Michigan State University researchers say. Using a four-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, MSU scholars plan to help teachers across the nation… Read More »