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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. 

Science Class

Jun 24, 2021

Museum Volunteer Programs Could Play Important Role in Developing Pipeline of Much-needed Science Teachers, Says Study from College of Education Doctoral Students, Faculty

Museum volunteer programs could be a potential avenue for recruiting high school students into science teaching and communication careers, according to a recent study co-authored by Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Gail Jones, Ph.D., Associate Professor Sarah Carrier, Ph.D., and students and alum of the NC State College of Education’s Learning and Teaching in STEM doctoral program. 

Science Elementary Education

Jun 17, 2021

Professor Soonhye Park and Assistant Teaching Professor Matt Reynolds To Provide Support for Rural STEM Teachers Through Work on $2.6M Grant-funded Project

Research shows that rural schools tend to face a variety of barriers compared to their urban and suburban counterparts when it comes to teaching STEM. Many of these schools, said… 

NC State College of Education Associate Professor James Minogue, Ph.D.

Jun 7, 2021

Associate Professor James Minogue: ‘The Best Teachers Provide Their Youngsters With Opportunities to Learn That Help Their Ideas Progress in Sophistication’

During nearly 15 years of teaching science methods courses, Associate Professor James Minogue, Ph.D., has noticed that many aspiring elementary school teachers tend to shy away from teaching science because they seem to believe that they need to be an expert in all areas of science in order to teach it well. He tries to dispel this idea for them on the first day of class. 

May 18, 2021

Associate Professor Cesar Delgado Will Help Science Students Understand Scale in Virtual Reality Environments Through Work on $1.3M NSF Grant

Young students often hold the belief that the smallest objects in existence are the smallest objects they can see with the naked eye and struggle to conceive of scientific entities that are too small to see. As the co-principal investigator on the three-year “Virtual Reality to Improve Students’ Understanding of the Extremes of Scale in STEM” project, Associate Professor Cesar Delgado, Ph.D., will help uncover how students’ understanding of scale and numeracy can be improved through the use of virtual reality technology. 

May 17, 2021

7 College of Education Graduates Recognized With 2021 Ed Council Outstanding Senior Awards

Seven graduates, representing each undergraduate academic program, were recognized as recipients of the Education Council Outstanding Senior Awards for their distinguished service, academics and leadership, during the college’s May 2021 Virtual Graduation Ceremony. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor K.C. Busch, Ph.D.

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. 

Regina Ayala Chavez

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. 

Wolf statue and the Park Alumni Center.

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.