Tag Archives: Science

Kinesiology professor appointed to national board on fitness

Kinesiology professor appointed to national board on fitness

Karin Pfeiffer, associate professor of kinesiology at Michigan State University, has been appointed to the Science Board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. The Science Board was formed to ensure the messages and programs of the council are scientifically sound. Members, who include researchers, scientists and physicians, advise the council on research… Read More »

Professor shares national award for afterschool program

Professor shares national award for afterschool program

A long-standing afterschool program created by Michigan State University has been honored as having one of the nation’s most innovative approaches for helping middle school students succeed. GET City (Green Energy Technologies in the City) received a 2012 Afterschool Innovator Award presented on Oct. 18 by the Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation during a special… Read More »

Conference brings together MSU researchers in math and science education

Conference brings together MSU researchers in math and science education

More than 100 faculty and graduate students at Michigan State University are expected to come together May 8-9, 2012 for a discussion about improving mathematics and science education. The CREATE for STEM Institute is holding the mini-conference on campus in an effort to connect and build stronger collaborations among the many MSU researchers working on… Read More »

8+1 Science: A new concept in science education

8+1 Science: A new concept in science education

American students need a dramatically new approach to improve how they learn science, says a national group of scientists and educators led by Michigan State University professor William Schmidt. After six years of work, the group has proposed a solution. The 8+1 Science concept calls for a radical overhaul in K-12 schools that moves away… Read More »

Faculty conversation with Joseph Krajcik

Joseph Krajcik believes that Michigan State University is committed to giving students the education they need to prepare them to be citizens in our highly technological and scientific world. MSU’s commitment to preparing students adequately was one of the primary reasons Krajcik accepted the position as director of the Collaborative Research in Educational Assessment and… Read More »

Prof. Andy Anderson to receive career award from NARST

Prof. Andy Anderson to receive career award from NARST

Charles W. “Andy” Anderson, professor of science education at Michigan State University, has been selected to receive the 2012 NARST Distinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research Award. The award is considered the NARST’s most prestigious for scholars in the field of science education. The NARST, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, is a worldwide organization for improving… Read More »

MSU names director of research institute on mathematics, science education

MSU names director of research institute on mathematics, science education

Joseph Krajcik, a well-known science education expert, has been named director of the Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education (IRMSE) at Michigan State University. The interdisciplinary center, launched during a Washington, D.C. conference last fall, is designed to address some of the most pressing challenges related to teaching science and mathematics by bringing… Read More »

Science education scholar leads effort to reform genetics instruction

Science education scholar leads effort to reform genetics instruction

Most middle-schoolers struggle to grasp the introductory concepts of genetics, a field of study considered crucial to advancing solutions to health problems and disease such as cancer, according to a study led by a Michigan State University researcher. In the journal Science Education, Michelle Williams suggests genetics and heredity lessons should be taught with broader… Read More »

MSU alumnus becomes superintendent of Royal Oak schools

Shawn Lewis-Lakin began his new position as superintendent of Royal Oak schools on July 1, 2011. Lewis-Lakin, who formerly served as superintendent at the Manchester Community Schools, earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry teaching from Michigan State University in 1982. “My first priority is to come to know the community and have them come to know me,” he said. “Together we… Read More »