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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 »

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 »

Calabrese Barton selected as AERA Fellow

Calabrese Barton selected as AERA Fellow

Angela Calabrese Barton, professor of teacher education and a recognized leader in science education at Michigan State University, will be honored as an American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellow during the organization’s Annual Meeting on April 28, 2017. Calabrese Barton is among 14 scholars who are are being commended for their contributions to and achievements in research in their dedicated… Read More »

Remembering professor, alumnus Glenn Berkheimer

Remembering professor, alumnus Glenn Berkheimer

Alumnus and former Professor Glenn D. Berkheimer passed away recently. He was 90 and a resident of Okemos, Mich. Berkheimer earned an Ed.D. in 1966 in curriculum before joining the Michigan State University faculty, with joint appointments in the College of Education and a university unit called the Science and Mathematics Teaching Center. “He took his… 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 »

Alonzo receives presidential science award

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 »

Calabrese Barton explores makerspaces as WT Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellow

Calabrese Barton explores makerspaces as WT Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellow

Professor of teacher education Angela Calabrese Barton will spend the next two years embedded in museums to explore the potential of makerspaces to create equitable learning opportunities for youth. She is embarking on the project as a recipient of the William T. Grant Foundation’s Distinguished Fellows Program, which gives mid-career researchers a rare opportunity to… Read More »

Gotwals joins national task force on assessment

Gotwals joins national task force on assessment

In October, Amelia Wenk Gotwals, associate professor of teacher education, joined a new national Task Force on Assessment Education for Teachers. The task force is in collaboration with the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). The impetus for the project came after a conversation Gotwals had with Rick Stiggins, MSU alumnus and founder of the Assessment Training Institute; Kelly Goodrich,… 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 »

Stroupe receives national AACTE award

Stroupe receives national AACTE award

David Stroupe, assistant professor of science education, was recently announced as the winner of the 2015 AACTE Outstanding Dissertation Award for having the best dissertation in the nation. Stroupe will be recognized by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) at the organization’s 67th Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga. at the end of February. This… Read More »