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Exploring sport and human movement in Africa with new lecture series

Exploring sport and human movement in Africa with new lecture series

“I wanted to be able to give back,” said University Distinguished Professor Deborah Feltz prior to retiring from Michigan State University this spring after 37 years of service. “I wanted to help—to be a catalyst for good, collaborative research partnerships that I thought people doing research in any aspect of kinesiology could benefit from.” That… Read More »

Alumna recognized for impact made on students

Alumna recognized for impact made on students

There has always been a touch of destiny with Darrian Tanner. A high school teacher in Kissimmee, Fla., Tanner has had a long journey to become a Spartan educator. Her hard work paid off in March 2017 when she received a Florida High Impact Teacher award. The award celebrates educators across the state who have helped make… 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 »

Partnership with Chile: How TRUST can transform math teaching

Partnership with Chile: How TRUST can transform math teaching

Two mathematics education scholars from Michigan State University, Higinio Dominguez and Sandra Crespo, are collaborating with Chile’s Universidad Católica Silva Henríques on the project, Teaching Relations: Uniting Students and Teachers (TRUST). TRUST, or confianza, reflects a quality that a participating teacher from Chile identified as one that is rapidly disappearing from classrooms and yet key… Read More »

Stroupe wins national awards for science education research

Stroupe wins national awards for science education research

Michigan State University faculty member David Stroupe was recently honored for his innovative research in science teaching by the field’s leading organizations. The National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) presented Stroupe with the 2017 Early Career Research Award at the annual conference in April. This honor is granted to a researcher each year… Read More »

Alumnus & leader Lawrence Sierra passes away

Alumnus & leader Lawrence Sierra passes away

Lawrence Sierra, a former student athlete, three-time alumnus of the College of Education and leader at Michigan State University, passed away on May 6, 2017. Sierra came to MSU as a basketball player, later transitioning to soccer, and left with a bachelor’s (1959) and master’s (1960) in Health and Physical Education. He also obtained a… 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 »

Undergraduates honored for outstanding research

Undergraduates honored for outstanding research

Eight undergraduate students from the Michigan State University College of Education received first-place awards at the 2017 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). The annual event, held this year on April 7, is an opportunity for students across the university to showcase their research and creativity. Students presented work in a variety of categories—from engineering to… Read More »

Schneider receives honorary degree in Finland

Michigan State University’s Barbara Schneider, a John A. Hannah University Distinguished Professor, will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Helsinki this spring. She is the only education scholar among more than 20 individuals from around the world being conferred with the honors this year by Finland’s oldest and largest higher education institution. Fellow… Read More »

Faculty publish books on science teaching

Faculty publish books on science teaching

Three faculty members in the Michigan State University College of Education have recently published books on science teaching and learning. Each book examines new and innovative concepts, such as helping students understand core ideas across disciplines, encouraging them to engage in science practices and rethinking the roles of students and teachers. Joe Krajcik, Lappan-Phillips Professor of… Read More »