Tag Archives: STEM

MSU part of national effort to reform science, math education

MSU part of national effort to reform science, math education

Michigan State University is one of eight sites across the country selected by the Association of American Universities to host a project designed to improve science and math education. MSU was among 31 institutions vying to be project sites for the initiative. The project will work to improve the quality of undergraduate education in science,… Read More »

PhD candidate awarded $20,000 dissertation grant

PhD candidate awarded $20,000 dissertation grant

Rachel Ayieko, a PhD candidate in MSU’s Curriculum, Instruction & Teacher Education (CITE) program, has been awarded a $20,000 dissertation grant by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grants Program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Ayieko’s dissertation, “The Influence of Opportunity to Learn to Teach Mathematics: A Comparative Study,” focuses on STEM work using… 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 »

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 »

HALE professor takes lead role in AAU project to improve STEM education

HALE professor takes lead role in AAU project to improve STEM education

A Michigan State University faculty member is taking a lead role in a national initiative designed to improve the quality of undergraduate teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the STEM fields. James Fairweather, a professor of higher, adult and lifelong education, will serve as co-principal investigator of the Association of American Universities’… 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 »

Schmidt, Wilson appointed to national committee on STEM education

Two University Distinguished Professors in the College of Education, William Schmidt and Suzanne Wilson, were recently appointed to a National Research Council committee William Schmidt, University Distinguished Professor and co-director of the Education Policy Center, and Suzanne Wilson, chairperson of the Department of Teacher Education, have been appointed to the National Research Council’s Committee on the… Read More »

Congress releases Wilson’s testimony about STEM education

On Oct. 12, 2011, MSU Teacher Education department chair Suzanne Wilson addressed Congress about ways to improve STEM education across the nation. In her testimony, Wilson outlined a range of challenges that teachers face, and how these barriers discourage the advancement of STEM implementation. She states: We have high aspirations for mathematics and science learning, and some new ideas… Read More »

Elementary education junior Taglauer wins $1000 scholarship

Elementary education junior Taglauer wins $1000 scholarship

Ashley Taglauer, a junior in the elementary education (mathematics) program at the Michigan State University College of Education, has been awarded a $1000 Miriam Schaefer scholarship from the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM). She is one of only three college students from the state to receive the award. To apply for the scholarship, applicants must submit an application, essay, college transcripts and two… Read More »