Tag Archives: STEM

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 »

Alumna earns Knowles teaching fellowship

Alumna earns Knowles teaching fellowship

Michigan State University alumna Sarah DiMaria has been selected to receive the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation’s fellowship for early-career mathematics and science teachers. DiMaria is one of 32 people selected for the 2014 cohort, from a pool of more than 180 applicants. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from MSU in 2012, and her… Read More »

Stroupe receives dissertation award

Stroupe receives dissertation award

David Stroupe, assistant professor of teacher education at Michigan State University, was recently honored for completing the most outstanding dissertation in 2014 among doctoral students at the University of Washington College of Education. Committee members selected Stroupe’s work, “Students drive where I go next: Ambitious practice, beginning teacher learning, and classroom epistemic communities,” to receive… Read More »

Science teaching fellows begin preparation

Science teaching fellows begin preparation

Michigan State University’s commitment to prepare more high-quality math and science teachers continues this year with the addition of 10 teaching fellows. This group includes students supported by two different alternative preparation programs, both focused on training teachers to work in high-need urban schools. Each of the fellows have previous college degrees or careers backgrounds… Read More »

Krajcik to receive MSTA’s highest honor

Krajcik to receive MSTA’s highest honor

On March 7, the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) will present Joseph Krajcik with its highest honor for contributions to science education: the 2014 George G. Mallinson Award. For his major contributions to science education, the award will be presented to Krajcik at the 2014 MSTA Conference, held at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Mich.… Read More »

Researchers improve life science teaching with STEMGenetics

Researchers improve life science teaching with STEMGenetics

Michigan State University College of Education researchers and partners have created an innovative approach for teaching students about genetics—and helping them gain skills for in-demand science and technology jobs. The project recently gained attention from federal legislators, who visited participating schools in Michigan and Texas to learn how STEMGenetics is giving students an early advantage… Read More »

Grant project to produce STEM leaders in urban schools

Grant project to produce STEM leaders in urban schools

Michigan State University is partnering with global tech giant Wipro Ltd. to help meet the demand for math and science teachers who will be leaders in America’s urban school districts. Faculty members in the College of Education will use a $2.8 million, multi-year grant from the India-based company to offer a unique fellowship program to… Read More »