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K.C. Busch

Aug 15, 2017

Meet K.C. Busch: I Like to Think Outside the Box

"Generally, I’m interested in issues and contexts where science and society are in contact. Sometimes that contact is copacetic, and other times it may be that science and society are in tension," says the assistant professor of STEM Education and member of the Leadership in Public Science Interdisciplinary Cluster faculty. "I find the moments of tension to be the most interesting, and that is why I’m drawn to controversial socio-scientific issues in my research (and real life)." 

KC Busch

Jun 7, 2017

Leadership in Public Science: Meet K.C. Busch

Incoming Assistant Professor of Science Education and Leadership in Public Science cluster member K.C. Busch’s work examines how climate change is communicated in educational settings and what motivates young people to take action on this issue. 

New wolf statue on central campus.

May 2, 2017

4 Incoming Education Students Named Goodnight Scholars

The prestigious Goodnight Scholars Program will support four incoming students who will study mathematics education, science education, and elementary education. 

Apr 22, 2017

Changing Kids’ Perceptions of Science

Education professor Audrey Jaeger is connecting a local Science Olympiad team with NC State science and engineering students who serve as both coaches and role models. 

Belltower at NC State University.

Sep 6, 2016

Best in the Nation–Spotlight on Alumna Kari Newman

Kari Newman, recipient of a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, shares how the College of Education helped shape her into the teacher she is today. 

Jun 21, 2016

Exploring Science Phenomena: Excellence in Laboratory Teaching

Shana McAlexander is a doctoral student in science education within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (STEM Ed) Department who recently received an Excellence in Laboratory Teaching Award from the Graduate… 

Dean Danowitz and Sarah Carrier Carrier with ECI 296 students.

Jun 16, 2016

5 Questions with Dr. Sarah Carrier about the Importance of Informal Education

Sarah Carrier is an associate professor in elementary and science education. One of her areas of research is informal education— that is, learning that takes place outside of the traditional classroom. We asked Carrier to share more about her research and about ECI 296, a special topics course offered every spring semester. 

May 9, 2016

Tomorrow’s Learning Leaders – Forging a New Path

The next installment in our “Tomorrow’s Learning Leaders” series focuses on one of our outstanding science education graduates. Courtney Like-Matthews came to NC State in 2012 to follow in the footsteps of her older sister, and has since forged her own path to success.