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Dec 8, 2022

Trevor Dill ’22: ‘I Have Always Enjoyed Designing and Building’

Trevor Dill '22 has always enjoyed designing and building. The technology, engineering, and design education program at the NC State College of Education was the perfect environment for him to hone his skills, skills he hopes to eventually use to produce gym equipment. 

Dec 8, 2022

Gary W. Wright III ’22PHD: ‘Scientific Knowledge is a Powerful Tool, and It Can Be Used to Uplift and Liberate People’

Gary Wright ’18MED, ’22PHD hopes to make a lasting impact on how science education views and values gender and sexual diversity, as well as equity. 

Pam Huff stands in front of a poster presenting her research

Dec 8, 2022

Pam Huff ’22PHD: ‘I Would Like to Address the Importance of K-12 Science Education on the National Scene’

A former research scientist and part-time educator, Pam Huff '22PHD is dedicated to advancing the field of science education. 

Dec 7, 2022

My Student Experience: Technology, Engineering, and Design Education Students Take Home Top Prizes in Regional Competition

Students in the NC State College of Education's Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association traveled up to Rehoboth Beach last month to attend the TEECA Eastern Regional Conference, where they took home awards in a number of education- and technology-related competitions. 

Dec 5, 2022

Why Tinkering is Important for Kids

A new study finds that tinkering with “everyday” science-related objects at home could be an important way to build science interests and skills in kids, but children may not always know if they have access to these items. 

Assistant Professor Robin Anderson discusses using social media for teacher professional development.

Nov 29, 2022

How Can Teachers Use Social Media for Professional Development? ‘When Teachers Network Together, They’re in a Collaborative Structure Where Their Expertise is Valued’ Says Assistant Professor Robin Anderson

When discussing professional development for teachers, thoughts often turn to formal sessions, but many educators are drawn to places where they can learn independently, which is why many turn to social media, says Assistant Professor Robin Anderson. 

Nov 18, 2022

Friday Institute Selects 2022 Graduate Student Fellows

Each year, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation selects graduate students to become Friday Institute Graduate Student Fellows. Fellows are nominated by Friday Institute faculty fellows or directors and are selected for their strong record of academic achievement and service to students and educators. 

Nov 10, 2022

New York Magazine: The 11 Best STEM Toys for Kids, According to Experts

NC State College of Education Professor Carla C. Johnson offers her picks of the best STEM toys for children. 

Johnny Crow sitting down

Nov 9, 2022

Johnny Crow ’62, ’68MS, ’85 EDD Named NC State College of Education’s 2022 Distinguished Alumnus

Johnny Crow '62, '68MS, '85EDD has always believed that everyone is a teacher. "We're all teachers to someone," Crow said. "That's the very purpose for being at NC State. It doesn't matter whether you're majoring in biology, molecular science, horticulture, engineering — there's someone that's always looking to you as their hero." 

2022 Catalyst Grant Winners

Nov 3, 2022

2022-2023 Catalyst Grant Winners Announced

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the NC State College of Education have awarded three Catalyst Grants that are designed to increase research collaborations between faculty and staff at both entities and seed collaborative, high-impact research that will lead to further inquiry and support.