Tag Archives: Science

Cooper accepts new MSU professorship in science education

Cooper accepts new MSU professorship in science education

Melanie M. Cooper was installed as the first Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education in the Michigan State University Department of Chemistry at an investiture ceremony March 21 at the Wharton Center. Cooper comes to MSU from Clemson University, where she was an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. She is now jointly appointed in the MSU… Read More »

Alumna receives national biology teacher award

Alumna receives national biology teacher award

Mentor teacher and College of Education alumna Heather Peterson has received the 2012 National Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. Peterson was presented the award on Nov. 3 by the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT). The award was given to her by NABT President Donald French and President-Elect Mark Little at the association’s recent professional development… Read More »

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship: Graduates land jobs, recruiting underway

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship: Graduates land jobs, recruiting underway

The first Michigan State University students to complete Michigan’s new math and science teaching fellowship — the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship— have all landed full-time jobs this school year. They are teaching biology, chemistry or math in high-need areas across the state, such as Detroit and Grand Rapids. Fellows in the alternative… 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 »

Kinesiology professor appointed to national board on fitness

Kinesiology professor appointed to national board on fitness

Karin Pfeiffer, associate professor of kinesiology at Michigan State University, has been appointed to the Science Board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. The Science Board was formed to ensure the messages and programs of the council are scientifically sound. Members, who include researchers, scientists and physicians, advise the council on research… 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 »

Conference brings together MSU researchers in math and science education

Conference brings together MSU researchers in math and science education

More than 100 faculty and graduate students at Michigan State University are expected to come together May 8-9, 2012 for a discussion about improving mathematics and science education. The CREATE for STEM Institute is holding the mini-conference on campus in an effort to connect and build stronger collaborations among the many MSU researchers working on… Read More »

8+1 Science: A new concept in science education

8+1 Science: A new concept in science education

American students need a dramatically new approach to improve how they learn science, says a national group of scientists and educators led by Michigan State University professor William Schmidt. After six years of work, the group has proposed a solution. The 8+1 Science concept calls for a radical overhaul in K-12 schools that moves away… Read More »

Faculty conversation with Joseph Krajcik

Joseph Krajcik believes that Michigan State University is committed to giving students the education they need to prepare them to be citizens in our highly technological and scientific world. MSU’s commitment to preparing students adequately was one of the primary reasons Krajcik accepted the position as director of the Collaborative Research in Educational Assessment and… Read More »