science education

Apr 15, 2021

Assistant Professor K.C. Busch to Use $1.1 Million NSF CAREER Grant to Develop Model and Metrics for Community Level Scientific Literacy

For the past five years, K.C. Busch, Ph.D., has been thinking about ways to learn more about how community members learn from those within their social networks. Now, she will be able to develop a theory and test metrics for measuring community level science learning through social networks thanks to a recently awarded $1.1 million NSF CAREER grant.

Apr 14, 2021

Learning and Teaching in STEM Doctoral Student Regina Ayala Chavez ’23PHD Selected as 2021-22 Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center Global Change Fellow

Growing up in Pachuca, Mexico, doctoral student Regina Ayala Chavez ’23PHD was introduced at an early age to pro-environmental behaviors. That early introduction inspired her to dive deeper into climate change when she enrolled in college. Now, she has been selected as a 2021-22 Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center Global Change Fellow.

Apr 13, 2021

Doctoral Student Kathryn Rende Wins People’s Champion Prize in Shark Tank-style Competition at AERA Conference for Equity-focused Research Proposal

Doctoral student Kathryn Rende was selected as the People’s Champion during a Shark Tank-style pitch competition at the annual AERA conference for their project that aims to examine how engagement in scientific research impacts students’ agencies for using science to address climate injustice.

Mar 2, 2021

Students on Associate Professor Sarah Carrier: ‘She Values Hard Work and Life-long Learning, and Models These Values for Her Students Across All Levels of the Elementary Education Programs’

Associate Professor Sarah Carrier, Ph.D., says she hopes the students who take her courses will develop a sense of wonder and enthusiasm for science. College of Education students share how Carrier’s lessons have helped them in their own classrooms and on their academic journeys.

Feb 22, 2021

My Student Experience: Five NC State College of Education Students Share Their Experiences as Virtual Orientation Leaders During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic forced orientation leaders to transition New Student Orientation from an in-person event to an online experience. Five College of Education students share their experiences as virtual orientation leaders during COVID-19.

Nov 3, 2020

Associate Professor Sarah Carrier to Help Teachers Implement Citizen Science Projects in Elementary School Classrooms Through NSF-funded Project

Citizen science projects, when successfully implemented in elementary school classrooms, can give students an opportunity to engage in authentic data collection that provides important information for professional scientists to use in their work. However, teachers often lack support for integrating these lessons into their existing curriculum. Associate Professor Sarah Carrier, Ph.D., is working to address this issue through a four-year, $1.9 million project funded by the National Science Foundation in partnership with Horizon Research, Inc.

Nov 3, 2020

Undergraduate Students Receive Certification in Use of Digital Classroom Tools, Develop Greater Understanding of Classroom Technology with Help of Assistant Teaching Professor Matt Reynolds

When courses moved online to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, Assistant Teaching Professor Matt Reynolds, Ph.D., saw how fast classroom teachers needed to become experts in digital tools. He has helped his current students develop this proficiency by having them become Google Level 1 Certified Educators.

Sep 30, 2020

Associate Professor Cesar Delgado: ‘It is Very Satisfying to Have a National Impact on STEM Pre-service Teacher Education’

From the time he was a child, NC State College of Education Associate Professor Cesar Delgado, Ph.D., was fascinated by the idea of the existence of objects that are too small to perceive, yet can impact lives, and by the concept of infinity. That fascination has persisted into his career, where he has spent years researching students’ knowledge and learning of the magnitude of variables, including spatial and temporal scale.

Sep 2, 2020

Nash County Teacher of the Year Jessica Richardson ‘15, ‘22MSA: ‘No Other Institute Will Prepare You for Having a Depth of Content Knowledge, Classroom Management and Instruction. At NC State, You are Truly Part of a Family’

Through her experiences at NC State, Jessica Richardson ‘15, ‘22MSA recognized the importance of community. And her commitment to providing a safe, inclusive community for her students at Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School is one of the reasons she was named the 2020-21 Nash County Teacher of the Year.

Aug 13, 2020

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘If We Want People to Learn About Nanotechnology, Then What We Need is Teachers Who are Excited About It,’ Says Mark McLean ‘17

Last summer, science and STEM educator Mark McLean '17 was part of the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network’s Research Experience for Teachers (RTNN RET) program, which puts local teachers in nanotechnology labs across the Triangle. There, he gained experience in nanotechnology research that he was able to share with his students.