science education

Mar 13, 2019

Teaching Fellow Erin Lisi on Building a Curriculum Based on “Cabaret”

Meet Erin Lisi: senior science education major and N.C. Teaching Fellow who designed a curriculum for high school students to explore themes like creative expression, personal ethics and minority oppression in the 1966 musical “Cabaret” -- and to ask themselves, “How can art help me?”

Dec 5, 2018

Living and Learning in SAY Village

Residents of NC State College of Education’s Students Advocating for Youth (SAY) Living and Learning Village help local elementary, middle and high schoolers tackle bullying, self-esteem and academic obstacles while building friendships and life skills of their own in historic Syme Hall.

Jul 30, 2018

7 Strategies For Preventing Summer Learning Loss

NC State College of Education faculty recommend seven ways to keep children’s minds and bodies active during school breaks. The easy-to-implement strategies help students continue to develop and retain science, math and reading knowledge gained in the classroom.

Jul 11, 2018

More Than a Hobby: How Volunteers Support Science

Why count birds, give gardening advice or gaze at stars? Professor Gail Jones' research says citizen science benefits volunteers, the community and science itself.

Jun 11, 2018

NC State Education Researchers Receive $1.5 Million NSF Grant to Implement Science Learning Environments

NC State Education Professor and Principal Investigator John Nietfeld will receive a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant for a three-year project entitled A Learning Environment to Support Comprehension Monitoring with Informational Science Text. Education Associate Professor James Minogue serves as a Research Associate and Design Associate Professor Marc Russo serves as a co-PI on this project.

May 29, 2018

The Conversation: Lab Coats Help Students See Themselves As Future Scientists

Dressing the part is the key finding of a study Graduate Research Assistant Megan Ennes and Professor Gail Jones conducted recently to determine what kind of effect a simple article of clothing – in this case, white lab coats – have on students’ confidence in their ability to do science.

May 21, 2018  |  Research and Impact

4 Receive Faculty Research and Professional Development (FRPD) Grants

Faculty members KC Busch, Crystal Chen Lee, Jessica Hunt and Jamie Pearson have received Faculty Research and Professional Development grants worth $7,500 to support their research.

May 15, 2018  |  Research and Impact

The Conversation: Science Teachers Sacrifice to Provide Lab Materials for Students

Whatever salary the science teacher at your local public school makes per year, subtract US$450. That’s how much money the typical middle and high school science teacher spends out of pocket each year on science lab materials. The $450 figure is based on a study Graduate Research Assistant Emily Cayton and Professor Gail Jones recently conducted to determine if science teachers have adequate funding to teach laboratories and science investigations.

Apr 24, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Manpreet Sandhu

Manpreet Sandhu began teaching immediately after graduating. See how NC State College of Education helped ignite Sandhu's passion for science.

Apr 11, 2018

Information Session for Science Education

Join us for an information session about the College of Education’s Science Education program. We will answer questions about switching degree programs or adding a major. Free pizza will be available.