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MSU shares in $10 million project to diversify STEM faculty nationwide

MSU shares in $10 million project to diversify STEM faculty nationwide

Colleges and universities across the nation are striving to attract a more diverse and inclusive faculty, especially in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Michigan State University researcher Leslie Gonzales is working to address that challenge as part of a new national research alliance funded by a five-year, $10 million grant from the… Read More »

Book to explore creating equitable school environments

Book to explore creating equitable school environments

How can high school teachers make their classrooms more equitable and culturally relevant spaces? A forthcoming publication co-authored by Assistant Professor Joanne Marciano provides strategies (and real life examples) to support educators in establishing these spaces. “Classroom Cultures: Equitable Schooling for Racially Diverse Youth” (Teachers College Press, November 2018) has a practitioner focus but is grounded… Read More »

Above average: MA-ABA program graduates first cohort

Above average: MA-ABA program graduates first cohort

The first cohort of graduates from the M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis (MA-ABA) program at Michigan State University are rising above national averages and making an impact in the field. “We’re training a new generation of active science-practitioners,” said Assistant Professor Matthew Brodhead of the seven scholars who graduated in spring 2018. With extensive experience… Read More »

MSU research helps diabetic racecar drivers go four-seconds faster

MSU research helps diabetic racecar drivers go four-seconds faster

Two new publications from Michigan State University’s David Ferguson highlight the world of motorsports—and give critical competitive-edge insights for athletes, especially those with diabetes. “With racing, driver heart rates are at 170 beats per minute for 2 to 4 hours. They burn 2,000 calories. Their core temperature can increase to 103 degrees Fahrenheit depending on… Read More »

How long does it take Detroit students to get to school?

How long does it take Detroit students to get to school?

Research led by Michigan State University helps reveal why getting to school can be particularly difficult for students in Detroit. As one of the nation’s largest markets for school choice, less than a quarter of the city’s students attend the school nearest to their home, according to the study. Further, one out of every five… Read More »

Robot tech helps elementary student attend class

Robot tech helps elementary student attend class

When one of Conni Crittenden’s students was missing class due to a medical issue, she knew there had to be a something out there that could help. She and the student’s parents were doing what they could to make sure the student was keeping up with school—an in-home tutor twice per week, FaceTime with classmates—but… Read More »

Study to examine learning, and relearning, to move

Study to examine learning, and relearning, to move

“Think of a golfer trying to fix a bad swing,” Assistant Professor Rajiv Ranganathan explained. The golfer already knows how to swing, how to connect with the ball—but if they want to adjust their technique, they would need to “relearn” to modify their stroke. Ranganathan, a scholar in the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology,… Read More »

Can walking ease the sting of social exclusion?

Can walking ease the sting of social exclusion?

Award-winning research from the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology says yes. Alumnus Anthony G. Delli Paoli and MSU researchers Alan L. Smith and Matthew B. Pontifex received the 2017 Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology Excellence in Research Award for their study that examined how and if walking could ease the sting of social exclusion.… Read More »

History book asks high schoolers: Right or wrong?

History book asks high schoolers: Right or wrong?

What if history lessons didn’t stop with facts? What if students were asked to judge whether the decisions of others at momentous times in the past were right or wrong? That’s exactly what Michigan State University scholar Anne-Lise Halvorsen and her co-authors had in mind when they created a new book series for use in… Read More »

Better Together by Design: Cary Roseth named department chair

Better Together by Design: Cary Roseth named department chair

Distinguished scholar and Michigan State University Professor Cary Roseth was named chairperson of the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE) on May 16, 2018. Roseth assumed the leadership role from Professor Emeritus Richard Prawat, who retired from the position after an incredible 27 years as chair. Roseth has been part of the Educational Psychology… Read More »