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Professor co-chairs national conference on learning progressions in science, mathematics

Professor co-chairs national conference on learning progressions in science, mathematics

Michigan State University Professor Charles (Andy) Anderson will help bring together more than 50 leading researchers, educators and policymakers next week in an effort to reach consensus about learning progressions – an emerging approach for reforming science and mathematics education. Research on learning progressions (or trajectories), which focus on improving how students develop scientific or… Read More »

MSU announces first group of fellows preparing to teach math, science in urban schools

MSU announces first group of fellows preparing to teach math, science in urban schools

Twelve aspiring science and mathematics teachers will begin their professional preparation at Michigan State University this summer as part of a new statewide fellowship program focused on preparing future educators for jobs in high-need classrooms. Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the inaugural cohort of fellows selected to complete the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan… Read More »

Ferrini-Mundy appointed to leadership role at NSF

Ferrini-Mundy appointed to leadership role at NSF

The National Science Foundation has selected a College of Education faculty member to be its assistant director for education and human resources. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, who has worked in the position on an acting basis during the past year, will assume her full-time duties March 1 and take a one-year unpaid leave of absence from MSU.… Read More »

Alum wins national award for research on science teaching

Alum wins national award for research on science teaching

Jeffrey J. Rozelle, who received his Ph.D. from the College of Education in 2010, is expected to receive an Outstanding Doctoral Research Award from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) during the organization’s international conference this April. Rozelle is one of two scholars nationwide selected for the honor, acknowledging that his dissertation has… Read More »

Did you hear Andy Anderson on NPR’s Science Friday?

Did you hear Andy Anderson on NPR’s Science Friday?

Professor of teacher education Charles “Andy” Anderson, who studies issues of teaching environmental literacy, was featured on the NPR program Science Friday with Ira Flatow on Jan. 14, 2010. He talks about students’ lack of understanding about the basic principles of the carbon cycle. Listen to the show excerpt.

College students lack scientific literacy, study finds

College students lack scientific literacy, study finds

Most college students in the United States do not grasp the scientific basis of the carbon cycle – an essential skill in understanding the causes and consequences of climate change, according to research published in the January issue of BioScience. The study, whose authors include several current and former researchers from Michigan State University, calls… Read More »

Out of the lab… and testing her teaching skills

Out of the lab… and testing her teaching skills

MSU alum changes careers through Fellowship focused on math and science education Final deadline for application is Jan. 12! More information. By Nicole Geary Two years ago, Georgia Watson was testing soil samples for heavy metals. She was a lab tech by training even though her heart, by that time, was aching with another aspiration.… Read More »

Alum leads research on fellowships for Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

Alum leads research on fellowships for Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

Jodie A. Galosy, Ph.D. ’05 (Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy) has joined the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) as Senior Program Officer for Research. Galosy will direct research activities that inform and support KSTF’s cornerstone Teaching Fellowships program, which provides five-year fellowships to teachers of high school mathematics and science early in their careers.  Galosy joins KSTF from… Read More »

MSU launches new Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education

MSU launches new Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Michigan State University will expand its capacity to improve mathematics and science education across the nation through the creation of a new, interdisciplinary research center. The Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education is expected to bring together top scholars from the science and education fields and facilitate projects that can… Read More »