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Spartans Will: Athletic training graduate saves lives in Houston

Spartans Will: Athletic training graduate saves lives in Houston

Michigan State University alumnus Luke Klawiter was living in chaos. Hurricane Harvey—a Category 4 storm that was the first to make landfall in the United States since 2005*—was causing destruction in Houston, Texas. Klawiter was living there as he continued his internship working as an athletic trainer with the Houston Texans football team. He, and… Read More »

Award to honor career dedicated to mentoring others

Award to honor career dedicated to mentoring others

Professor Emeritus Roger Baldwin will be honored with the 2017 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Mentoring Award in November at the organization’s annual conference. The award celebrates those who have made significant and noteworthy contributions in mentoring developing scholars within ASHE and higher education. Baldwin is only the ninth recipient since the… Read More »

Student education organization awarded for excellence

Student education organization awarded for excellence

Michigan State University has been named one of three recipients of the 2017 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Student Affiliate Excellence Award. Founded in 2012, the award honors NCTE student affiliates that meet high standards of performance. This is the first time the MSU student affiliate has won this award. “The award is… Read More »

Michigan made: Grant to help integrate computation in science classes

Michigan made: Grant to help integrate computation in science classes

The 21st-century scientific world revolves around computation. Yet, teaching students to use a computer to solve, simulate or visualize science problems is glaringly absent from many high school science courses. Four Michigan State University scientists, led by a physics education researcher, are setting out to change that. They will use a three-year, $1.2 million National… Read More »

MSU Kinesiology research helps IndyCar driver outpace diabetes

MSU Kinesiology research helps IndyCar driver outpace diabetes

New Michigan State University research is the first to help a professional race car driver with diabetes improve his performance during competition, helping him capture two top-5 finishes at the Indianapolis 500. The study focused on 31-year-old race car driver Charlie Kimball, but the implications could extend well beyond racing and help other elite-level athletes… Read More »

Parks uses play to help young children learn math

“When I went in to do my work working with math in pre-K classrooms, I saw that engagement with physical materials helps kids engage with mathematical concepts,” says Amy Parks, associate professor in the Michigan State University College of Education. Parks has been working with young children and educators to introduce fun in learning math,… Read More »

Cooper receives honorary doctorate

Cooper receives honorary doctorate

In early December 2016, Professor Melanie Cooper was awarded an honorary doctorate during the University of South Florida (USF) commencement ceremonies. Cooper, Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education, is a world-renowned chemist and science education pioneer. She was nominated and selected to receive the honorary degree for her professional achievements and contributions to the advancement of… Read More »

MSU grad receives national Milken Educator Award

MSU grad receives national Milken Educator Award

Kevin Tobe, a high school mathematics teacher at Haslett High School in Michigan, was honored with the national Milken Educator Award on Nov. 24, 2015. As part of the award, Tobe received a $25,000 no-strings attached cash reward from the Milken Family Foundation. Tobe, B.A. ’98 (Mathematics – Secondary Education) and M.A. ’01 (Curriculum and… Read More »

Marginalized ninth-graders think critically about inequality, political power

How youth of color and poor and working-class youth think about social inequality plays a vital role in their taking action through protests and voting against a political system that does not seem responsive to their interests, a new study indicates. This University of Michigan research captures how marginalized young people—poor and working-class African-American and… Read More »

Frank appointed as MSU Foundation Professor

Frank appointed as MSU Foundation Professor

Professor Kenneth Frank has been appointed as an MSU Foundation Professor, a first for the College of Education. Frank will officially be named on August 16, 2015 as the MSU Foundation Professor of Sociometrics, Fisheries and Wildlife. Frank, a professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education, named the endowed position himself, giving credit… Read More »