STEM Ed

Jul 23, 2018  |  News

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.

Jul 11, 2018

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.

Jul 5, 2018

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.

Jun 27, 2018

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.

Jun 6, 2018

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 […]

May 29, 2018

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.

May 29, 2018

“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.

May 24, 2018  |  Research and Impact

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.

May 21, 2018  |  Research and Impact

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.

May 15, 2018  |  Research and Impact

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.