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Engineering success: Kinesiology graduate student earns NSF Fellowship

Engineering success: Kinesiology graduate student earns NSF Fellowship

Aimee Tomlinson is known for finding, and solving, problems in an award-winning way. Tomlinson, who is studying Kinesiology at Michigan State University, was selected to join the 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program in June. The national recognition was given to 2,000 scholars across the country; Tomlinson was one of nine at MSU.… Read More »

Cantwell co-edits book on international politics in higher education

Cantwell co-edits book on international politics in higher education

Michigan State University scholar Brendan Cantwell is co-editor, and a contributing author, to a new publication that aims to underline the importance of understanding higher education politics, and its growing role in society. The “Handbook on the Politics of Higher Education” (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018) is a global effort, with chapters from international scholars on… Read More »

MSU Education Policy Innovation Collaborative wins share of $10 million grant to launch national school choice research center

MSU Education Policy Innovation Collaborative wins share of $10 million grant to launch national school choice research center

Michigan State University is part of a new national research center on school choice policy. The National Center for Research on Education Access and Choice, or REACH, funded by a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, will produce cutting-edge research on charter schools, school vouchers and other choice… Read More »

Improving math teaching through discourse: PD materials available

Improving math teaching through discourse: PD materials available

Math teachers in middle and high schools across the nation could improve communication in their classroom—and therefore student learning—through new materials developed by Michigan State University researchers. These tools for transforming discourse, which also have been used in teacher preparation courses, were created and tested in partnership with about 150 secondary teachers over five years.… Read More »

Advancing research: Sport and exercise psychology book features MSU scholars

Advancing research: Sport and exercise psychology book features MSU scholars

The latest installment of a widely used sport and exercise psychology resource for scholars features strong representation from Michigan State University, including current and former faculty and alumni. The fourth edition of “Advances in Sport and Exercise Psychology” (Human Kinetics, 2019) was published in June, and includes top international authors covering a span of research… Read More »

Fostering research: Wallace receives MSU administrator award

Fostering research: Wallace receives MSU administrator award

Marcy Wallace has been recognized by Michigan State University for her outstanding efforts to advance the university’s research mission. The Unit Research Administrator Spotlight Award celebrates individuals for both their contributions and quality of their work. Wallace, director of the Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning (IRTL) in the College of Education, has nearly… Read More »

Making impact: Calabrese Barton honored for empowering youth in STEM

Making impact: Calabrese Barton honored for empowering youth in STEM

Light-up football. Alarm backpack. Solar-powered MP3 hoodie. Recycled talking bear. These are just a few of the inventions created by youth makers in Lansing, Mich. and Greensboro, N.C. to tackle injustice in their own community. For more than 10 years now, their passion has been spilling beyond the walls of their Boys and Girls Clubs,… Read More »

MSU establishes new endowed faculty positions in Spirituality, Kinesiology

MSU establishes new endowed faculty positions in Spirituality, Kinesiology

Two new endowed positions have been created at Michigan State University to focus on the holistic well-being of students through spirituality and psychological development. The first is the Foglio Chair of Spirituality in the College of Arts & Letters, which honors Father Jake Foglio, an alumnus, former faculty member, longtime priest and mentor to countless… Read More »

Advancing sexual, gender equity: Renn receives national honors

Advancing sexual, gender equity: Renn receives national honors

It was the 1990s when Kristen Renn started studying gay and lesbian issues in higher education. From that time as a young scholar, she “grew up with the field,” and has helped make it more inclusive, theoretical and methodologically diverse. As the definitions of gender and sexual identities evolved, so too have her efforts to… Read More »

MSU curriculum earns highest rating for science standards alignment

MSU curriculum earns highest rating for science standards alignment

The Achieve organization announced that Interactions, the ninth grade physical science curriculum developed through the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University, has been awarded its first NGSS Design Badge. Interactions was recognized for the quality of its Unit 1, the example CREATE submitted for review. Using a special rubric designed to evaluate how… Read More »