Tag Archives: STEM

The moth project: Investigating science together

The moth project: Investigating science together

It turns out moths don’t like to fly in the cold. The sixth-graders in Rob Voigt’s classes discovered this after a few nights collecting moths in their backyards using traps they built at school. While they were busy designing experiments to answer their questions about moths, a team of Michigan State University researchers were doing… 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 »

MSU and Wipro Limited announce graduation of first cohort of 25 teachers of MSU-WIPRO Urban STEM & Leadership Fellowship program

MSU and Wipro Limited announce graduation of first cohort of 25 teachers of MSU-WIPRO Urban STEM & Leadership Fellowship program

Wipro Limited, a global information technology, consulting and business process services company, in partnership with the Michigan State University College of Education, recognized 25 Chicago Public School (CPS) educators for their completion of the MSU-WIPRO Urban STEM & Leadership Fellowship on July 7, 2015. Established in 2014, the MSU-WIPRO Urban STEM & Leadership Fellowship was… Read More »

Schneider elected to National Academy

Schneider elected to National Academy

Michigan State University faculty member Barbara Schneider has been elected to the National Academy of Education, an honor reserved for the nation’s most outstanding scholars in education. She was among 16 new members announced for 2015. Schneider is the John A. Hannah Chair and Distinguished Professor in the College of Education, as well as in… Read More »

MSU leads $7 million effort to improve science teaching

MSU leads $7 million effort to improve science teaching

A Michigan State University professor created a successful model for teaching middle- and high-school students about carbon cycling, the primary driver of climate change. Now Charles W. “Andy” Anderson and his partners are using a nearly $7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help America’s teachers put the program into action. The program… Read More »

Richmond receives community engagement award

Richmond receives community engagement award

Each year, university and community partners are selected to jointly receive the Community Engagement Scholarship Award at the Michigan State University All-University Awards. This year’s recipient is Department of Teacher Education Associate Professor Gail Richmond. The long-standing partnership between Richmond and Detroit Public Schools (DPS) is one of many Richmond has centering around powerful and meaningful… Read More »

Calabrese Barton receives Outstanding Faculty Award

Calabrese Barton receives Outstanding Faculty Award

Michigan State University is honoring Professor Angela Calabrese Barton with the William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award. She is among 10 MSU faculty members receiving the award this year for outstanding contributions to research and education. Calabrese Barton is heralded for her work that improves interest and achievement in the sciences and engineering for students from… Read More »

Calabrese Barton receives civic engagement award

Calabrese Barton receives civic engagement award

In early November, Angela Calabrese Barton, professor in the Department of Teacher Education, was honored with the 2013-14 MSU Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Award. She received the annual award for her long-standing service with GET City, an after school science program for Lansing youth. GET City helps to provide a year-round program designed to engage… Read More »

MSU to help students learn genomics and evolution

MSU to help students learn genomics and evolution

The study of human genes has dramatically changed how health issues have been explained and treated during the past 20 years. But educators have done little to teach future generations about the concepts behind those scientific breakthroughs. Michigan State University will help solve this problem by creating learning materials about genomics and evolution for the… Read More »