STEM Ed

Jan 21, 2021

NC State College of Education Awarded Over $1M in Research Funding October-December, 2020

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $1,048,844 to support seven projects from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020. Total amounts reflect only the funding that was directly awarded to College of Education faculty and researchers.

Jan 14, 2021

Scholarship Honors Legacy of an NC State Pioneer

The family of beloved former NC State administrator Jack Stewart has established a scholarship to help a new generation of passionate future STEM educators. Teaching Fellow Breanna Goins '21, who is double majoring in mathematics and mathematics education is the first recipient of the scholarship.

Jan 14, 2021

Zippia: Experts Weigh in on Current Job Market Trends

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Erin Krupa, Ph.D., shares opinions on what aspiring graduates can do to start off their careers in an uncertain economic climate amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

Jan 13, 2021

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘Education Has Shaped My Passion to Learn. Whether it’s Reading or Writing, I Really Do Love to Learn,’ Says Kelly Fitzgerald ‘89

With a passion for mathematics, Kelly Fitzgerald ‘89 enrolled in NC State with the hope of becoming an engineer. He quickly discovered he had more of a “love for pure mathematics than the application.” After taking some education courses, he realized his passion was in the classroom and he’s been a high school math teacher for 30 years.

Jan 6, 2021

After Saving Father’s Life with Kidney Donation, Scholarship Support Helps Senior Isabella Forst ‘21 Focus on Recovery Not Finances

The year 2020 is a year we will all never forget. For technology, engineering, and design education senior Isabella Forst ‘21, it is also the year she saved her father’s life. And with the help of scholarship support, she was able to worry less about her tuition and finances.

Dec 10, 2020

Scholarship Support Helped New Alumna Charlotte Melville ‘20 Become a Middle School Math Teacher, Regain Her Confidence

Charlotte Melville ‘20 discovered her passion for teaching while sitting in Jason Cheek’s Advanced Placement Calculus class during her senior year of high school. Earning the Jerry and Elizabeth Godwin Scholarship has allowed her to pursue her dream of becoming a middle school math teacher and challenging her students the way Mr. Cheek challenged her.

Dec 8, 2020

AMTE: Pursuing Anti-racist Practice Through Collaborative Noticing and Wondering

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Robin Anderson, Ph.D., writes about the importance of examining practice and biases in the pursuit of anti-racist mathematics teaching. 

Nov 25, 2020

Meet Nikki Hooks ‘20MAT: ‘I Wanted to Have an Impact on the Next Generation and Help Them Become Lifelong Learners’

Earning a Teaching Fellows scholarship is one of the things that attracted Nikki Hooks ‘20MAT to the NC State College of Education, but her experiences with student teaching and her ability to present at a conference as part of her methodology class are moments she will never forget.

Nov 20, 2020

Why I Give: ‘As a Parent of a College Student and as Someone Who Employs Work Study Students, I Empathize with Students who are Struggling to Pay for College,’ Says NC-MSEN Pre-College Program Director Braska Williams

Braska Williams, director of the NC-MSEN Pre-College Program through the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, started his undergraduate career as a computer engineering major. That changed by his junior year when realized that as an African American male, he could be a role model to African American students and make a difference as a teacher.

Nov 18, 2020

Doctoral Student Justin Egresitz Shares Importance of Teaching Digital Understanding and Citizenship in Technology Education Through Recently Published Article

Justin Egresitz, a doctoral student in the NC State College of Education’s Learning and Teaching in STEM Ph.D. program, believes that engineering and technology education can have the biggest impact when high technology and low technology concepts come together. With the use of high-concept technology though, comes a need for students to develop digital understanding and comprehend what it means to be a good digital citizen -- an issue he explores in a recently published article.