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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. 

A photo of a space shuttle used to explain engineering graphics

Jul 13, 2021

Book Co-authored by Professor Aaron Clark Aims to Help Students Succeed in Engineering Graphics Courses

A new book co-authored by Aaron Clark, Ed.D., professor of technology, engineering, and design education and head of the Department of STEM Education in the NC State College of Education, is aiming to help students most at-risk of dropping out of STEM studies be successful in engineering graphics courses. 

Wolfpack Robotics Club

Jul 1, 2021

My Student Experience: Wolfpack Robotics VEXU Club Places in Top 5 at 1st Intercollegiate Competition, Finishes 4th at VEXU World Championships

The Wolfpack Robotics VEXU Club competed in their first intercollegiate competition in March, finishing fifth out of 13 teams from the United States and Canada, which earned them an invitation to the VEXU World Championships, where they placed fourth in the world. NC State College of Education student Annie Li ’22 is one of the founding members of the club. 

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. 

STEM Education Day

Jun 22, 2021

Faculty in College of Education’s STEM Education Department Help Teachers in Colombia Improve Teaching Skills Through Professional Development Program

Secondary school teachers in Bogotá, Colombia, had the opportunity to improve their STEM education teaching skills and develop practices of teaching STEM in English and bilingual learning environments thanks to professional development provided by faculty in the NC State College of Education. 

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… 

Junpai Dowdy

Jun 2, 2021

Technology, Engineering, and Design Education Student and Wolfpack Track and Field Athlete Junpai Dowdy ’21 Gained Hands-on Experience Through His Coursework and NC State Athletics Internship

With an interest in engineering, Wolfpack track and field student athlete Junpai Dowdy ’21 chose the technology, engineering, and design education program because he said it provided him with a more practical and hands-on experience that emphasized the use of technology. 

A photo of binary code

Jun 2, 2021

AI Academy Partners with Disney, Diveplane, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Honeywell, Lexmark and Northrop Grumman to Grow Artificial Intelligence Expertise

Several national and international organizations have partnered with NC State’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Academy, led by Professor Carla C. Johnson, Ph.D., in order to train their employees to meet a growing demand for talent in the area of artificial intelligence. 

May 21, 2021

2 Projects from College of Education Faculty Recognized With Awards at the NSF’s 2021 STEM For All Video Showcase

Video projects from Jonee Wilson, Ph.D., and Temple Walkowiak, Ph.D., and Erin Krupa, Ph.D., were recognized with awards during the National Science Foundation’s STEM for All Video Showcase in May.