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Jan 20, 2022

Science Education Student Elizabeth Vanegas ’22 Gains Global Perspective Through Study Abroad Experience in Prague

After repeated attempts, Elizabeth Vanegas, a senior science education major and Goodnight Scholar, was finally able to travel to Prague and fulfill her dream of studying abroad. 

University gateway at sunset.

Dec 7, 2021

More Than Half of Museum, Zoo Educators Weighing Career Change, Survey Finds

A survey led by NC State researchers revealed challenges for science educators in museums and non-school settings during the pandemic. 

NC State College of Education doctoral students lead a professional development workshop to help teachers bring lessons outdoors

Oct 21, 2021

Doctoral Students Stephanie Fiocca and Jill McGowan Help Elementary School Teachers ‘Turn Lessons Inside Out’ Through Professional Development Workshops

As elementary school teachers and parents, Stephanie Fiocca and Jill McGowan have always connected with their children through going outdoors. As doctoral students, they immediately gravitated towards one another when they were tasked with a project that involved creating a professional development opportunity for educators. 

Science Class

Oct 12, 2021

Professor Meg Blanchard to Help Teachers Bring Eco-manufacturing Research, Career Connections to Classrooms Through Work on $3 Million Grant-funded project

Electronics are prevalent in almost every facet of life, but typically produce vast amounts of waste while their manufacturing process uses limited, scarce elements. The need to develop electronics that use energy-efficient manufacturing processes and renewable resources that degrade or can be repurposed is being addressed by a team of interdisciplinary researchers, including College of Education Professor of Science Education Meg Blanchard. 

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Sep 17, 2021

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Gail Jones to Lead Education Research Component of NC State’s $25 Million Grant-funded STEPS Center

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Gail Jones, Ph.D., will receive more than $500,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation for her role as the leader of the education research component of the Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS) Center on NC State’s Centennial Campus. 

School textbooks

Sep 9, 2021

Uncertainty on Climate Change in Textbooks Linked to Uncertainty in Students

A study by Assistant Professor K.C. Busch, Ph.D., found textbooks that portray climate change as uncertain can influence students. 

Headshot of Carla C. Johnson

Sep 9, 2021

Professor Carla Johnson Receives School Science and Mathematics Association’s George G. Mallinson Distinguished Service Award

Professor Carla Johnson, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the School Science and Mathematics Association’s George G. Mallinson Distinguished Service Award. 

Meet Our Incoming Students

Aug 10, 2021

Meet Our Incoming Students: Goodnight Scholars Alondra Badillo-Reyes, Bethany Lee Join New Class of Undergraduate Students

The NC State College of Education will welcome nine incoming Goodnight Scholars this fall. Meet two of them and learn what being a Goodnight Scholar means to them and why they chose the NC State College of Education. 

Assistant Professor K.C. Busch discusses climate change education

Jul 22, 2021

Ask the Expert: How Can Teachers Address Climate Change in the Classroom? ‘I Believe That Explicit Discussion About Why There are Differences in How We View Climate Change Would Do Well in a Classroom,’ Says Assistant Professor K.C. Busch

Addressing the topic of climate change in the classroom involves more than just teaching about science and data, says Assistant Professor K.C. Busch, Ph.D. There is the scientific side -- where knowledge about how climate is created, how it has changed over time and the impact of those changes are shared -- but there is also a social side. 

Sarah Brown

Jul 16, 2021

Scholarship Support Helped Sarah Brown ’21 Find Her Passion for Education, Helped Prepare Her High School Science Classroom for Future Students

In high school, Sarah Brown ’21 spent most of her time working as a camp counselor and discovered how much she loved teaching and working with kids, but it wasn’t until the end of her first year of college when she realized she could make a career out of teaching. Scholarship support helped Brown find her passion for education and has helped prepare her for a career as a high school science teacher.