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 »
Professor Charles (Andy) Anderson talks to host Kirk Heinze about improving K-12 science curriculum by focusing on environmental science literacy on the Greening of the Great Lakes radio show.
Michigan State University professor James Fairweather has been nominated to serve on a new national panel focused on improving science teaching and learning at the university level. Fairweather, who is widely known for his work on faculty roles and rewards, holds the Mildred B. Erickson Distinguished Chair in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education at MSU.… Read More »
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University will prepare more educators needed to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Michigan’s urban schools as part of a new statewide fellowship program highlighted Jan. 6 by President Barack Obama. MSU is one of six universities selected to participate in the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan… Read More »
By Nicole Geary Last year, Lindsay (Martin) Knippenberg tunneled into the base of a 50-foot-deep glacier to challenge the limits for life on Earth. Meanwhile, she encouraged more than a few young people to broaden their perspectives about science – and consider new possibilities for their future. Hundreds of U.S. students and fellow teachers, back… Read More »
By Nicole Geary Students may have a better chance to save the planet in the future if they are taught less in science class today. That’s because many science educators believe the curriculum in the United States attempts to cover too many topics without tying them together. Kids jump from a unit on weather to… Read More »