Tag Archives: CREATE for STEM

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 »

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 »

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 »

$2M NSF grant to help youngest students learn science

$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 »

MSU helps Flint students understand diabetes

MSU helps Flint students understand diabetes

Michigan State University will help young people and their families understand what factors put them at risk for disease by expanding a program in the Flint Community Schools and surrounding community. Researchers plan to introduce a science curriculum focused on Type 2 diabetes for all sixth-grade students in the Flint school district this year. The… Read More »

Supporting financially strapped engineering students

Supporting financially strapped engineering students

A $1 million National Science Foundation grant will help second- and third-year engineering students with financial needs continue on their paths to graduation. Attracting talented students into science, technology, engineering and math, the so-called STEM disciplines, does little good if financial strains derail a student’s plans midway to graduation. The NSF grant to the Michigan… Read More »

STEM educator named Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education

STEM educator named Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education

MSU science education professor Joseph Krajcik has been named a Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education at Michigan State University (MSU). Krajcik is the director of the CREATE for STEM Institute, a collaboration between the College of Natural Science and the College of Education that seeks to improve teaching and learning of science and mathematics through… Read More »

MSU to help students learn genomics and evolution

MSU to help students learn genomics and evolution

The study of human genes has dramatically changed how health issues have been explained and treated during the past 20 years. But educators have done little to teach future generations about the concepts behind those scientific breakthroughs. Michigan State University will help solve this problem by creating learning materials about genomics and evolution for the… Read More »

Michigan State to help develop Next Generation science assessments

Michigan State to help develop Next Generation science assessments

Michigan State University is one of four leading research institutions that have been awarded a $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new system of classroom assessments that aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The four-year, collaborative grant was awarded to MSU, the University of Illinois at Chicago, SRI… Read More »