With 1K+ Donors, NC State College of Education Has Record Year of Giving in 2017-18
The NC State College of Education received gifts totaling $4,680,964 from 1,047 donors during fiscal year 2017-18. The number of donors is the highest total the college has had in a single year in its 90-year history, and the dollar amount in gifts is the most since at least 2003.
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.
Wilson Times: Science Classroom Funding Can Impact Student Interest in STEM Majors
Interactive math and science activities can increase student interest in STEM majors after high school, but educators need appropriate funding to implement relevant hands-on instruction in their classrooms, according to Emily Cayton's dissertation research. In this Wilson Times article, the recent science education graduate reveals what she discovered while studying science classroom funding and why it matters.
Kinston Free Press: Two Teacher Interns Who Stand Out Are Spending Summer Here Fitting In
Designed to create a pipeline of high-quality teachers for rural and semi-rural parts of North Carolina, The Innovation Project (TIP) at NC State introduced seniors Ashley Lawson and Katie Martin to Lenoir County where they will begin their careers as teachers next year. They're joining the tight-knit community this summer as interns for the Lenoir County Public School's STEM Summer Camps.
Aaron C. Clark Named Head of Department of STEM Education
RALEIGH, N.C. — Aaron C. Clark ’97 EDD will be the head of the NC State College of Education’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education, effective Aug. 1. He is a professor of technology, design and engineering […]
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.
“Shark Tank” Competitions Provide Feedback, Increase Engagement in STEM Classrooms
Through a recently National Science Foundation funded $1.2 million ITEST grant, Jere Confrey and her team will continue to help math classrooms redesign group work to inspire and engage children through entrepreneurial problem-solving and coaching.
Hollylynne Lee to Focus on Data Science as RTI Scholar
As a new RTI University Scholar, Professor Hollylynne Lee will collaborate on a project to help teachers incorporate statistics and data science into their classes.
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.
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.