Tag Archives: Science

Researchers improve life science teaching with STEMGenetics

Researchers improve life science teaching with STEMGenetics

Michigan State University College of Education researchers and partners have created an innovative approach for teaching students about genetics—and helping them gain skills for in-demand science and technology jobs. The project recently gained attention from federal legislators, who visited participating schools in Michigan and Texas to learn how STEMGenetics is giving students an early advantage… Read More »

MSU SETS-UP fellowship to prepare future science teachers

MSU SETS-UP fellowship to prepare future science teachers

Michigan State University will now help meet the need for science teachers in high-needs schools across the nation with a new teacher preparation program. Supporting Early-Career Teachers of Science Through Urban Partnerships—or MSU SETS-UP for short—is a five-year fellowship that will provide fellows with secondary science teaching certification, as well as a master’s degree. Funded… Read More »

Preparing future STEM faculty as top teachers

Preparing future STEM faculty as top teachers

Michigan State University will help improve the preparation of thousands of future professors as part of a national network focused on improving teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning has received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to expand its… Read More »

Alumni receive national science teaching fellowships

Alumni receive national science teaching fellowships

Three graduates of the Teacher Preparation Program at Michigan State University were recently selected to receive Teaching Fellowships from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF), a prestigious national honor for beginning mathematics and science teachers. A total of 35 fellows were selected from across the country for 2013. Over five years, KSTF Fellows receive significant… Read More »

Third group of Woodrow Wilson Fellows prepare for math, science teaching

Third group of Woodrow Wilson Fellows prepare for math, science teaching

Michigan State University has welcomed a third group of aspiring science and mathematics teachers who will complete their teacher preparation as W.K. Kellogg Foundation Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellows. The 11 new MSU Fellows — announced today among peers at five other universities statewide — plan to use academic backgrounds and real-world expertise from the… Read More »

No ‘silver bullet’ for science standards

No ‘silver bullet’ for science standards

America’s K-12 teachers are not fully prepared to meet a new set of science standards, a Michigan State University education scholar argues in Science. Writing in the April 19 issue, University Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Teacher Education Suzanne Wilson said the professional training landscape for teachers is woefully inadequate to handle… Read More »

Cooper accepts new MSU professorship in science education

Cooper accepts new MSU professorship in science education

Melanie M. Cooper was installed as the first Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education in the Michigan State University Department of Chemistry at an investiture ceremony March 21 at the Wharton Center. Cooper comes to MSU from Clemson University, where she was an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. She is now jointly appointed in the MSU… Read More »

Alumna receives national biology teacher award

Alumna receives national biology teacher award

Mentor teacher and College of Education alumna Heather Peterson has received the 2012 National Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. Peterson was presented the award on Nov. 3 by the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT). The award was given to her by NABT President Donald French and President-Elect Mark Little at the association’s recent professional development… Read More »

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship: Graduates land jobs, recruiting underway

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship: Graduates land jobs, recruiting underway

The first Michigan State University students to complete Michigan’s new math and science teaching fellowship — the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship— have all landed full-time jobs this school year. They are teaching biology, chemistry or math in high-need areas across the state, such as Detroit and Grand Rapids. Fellows in the alternative… Read More »

Informal Learning Network offers connections, opportunities

Informal Learning Network offers connections, opportunities

Denice Blair Leach, who was recently named informal education specialist at the MSU Museum and MSU College of Education, has launched the Informal Learning Network at MSU, a cross-disciplinary organization that brings together MSU faculty members, academic specialists, staff and students. The network sets the stage for collaborations, research projects and outreach efforts, each aimed at… Read More »