Tag Archives: STEM

MSU SETS-UP fellowship to prepare future science teachers

MSU SETS-UP fellowship to prepare future science teachers

Michigan State University will now help meet the need for science teachers in high-needs schools across the nation with a new teacher preparation program. Supporting Early-Career Teachers of Science Through Urban Partnerships—or MSU SETS-UP for short—is a five-year fellowship that will provide fellows with secondary science teaching certification, as well as a master’s degree. Funded… Read More »

Preparing future STEM faculty as top teachers

Preparing future STEM faculty as top teachers

Michigan State University will help improve the preparation of thousands of future professors as part of a national network focused on improving teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning has received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to expand its… Read More »

Alumni receive national science teaching fellowships

Alumni receive national science teaching fellowships

Three graduates of the Teacher Preparation Program at Michigan State University were recently selected to receive Teaching Fellowships from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF), a prestigious national honor for beginning mathematics and science teachers. A total of 35 fellows were selected from across the country for 2013. Over five years, KSTF Fellows receive significant… Read More »

Third group of Woodrow Wilson Fellows prepare for math, science teaching

Third group of Woodrow Wilson Fellows prepare for math, science teaching

Michigan State University has welcomed a third group of aspiring science and mathematics teachers who will complete their teacher preparation as W.K. Kellogg Foundation Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellows. The 11 new MSU Fellows — announced today among peers at five other universities statewide — plan to use academic backgrounds and real-world expertise from the… Read More »

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 »