STEM Ed

Apr 23, 2021

Education Council Honors 17 Undergraduate Students During the NC State College of Education’s 11th Annual Education Council Spotlight Awards Ceremony

The NC State College of Education recognized 17 undergraduate students with awards for their leadership, achievements and dedication to the field of education during its 11th Annual Education Council Spotlight Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 16.

Apr 21, 2021

Passport to Success Celebration Highlights Impact Scholars Will Make in Classroom

NC State College of Education Passport to Success scholars must complete activities that fall into four separate categories — global knowledge, cross-cultural skills, community engagement and professional development. At the program’s culminating celebration, eight undergraduate students presented on the work they have accomplished over the past few years.

Apr 21, 2021

NC State College of Education Awarded $3.9 Million in Research Funding January-March, 2021

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, were awarded $3,927,703 to support 13 projects from Jan. 1 to March 31, 2021.

Apr 16, 2021

Celebration of Life for Lee Vernon Stiff

The College of Education will hold a Celebration of Life for Lee Vernon Stiff ’78PHD on Friday, April 16, at 7 p.m. on the Court of North Carolina. Though this gathering will be in-person, we will also offer the opportunity […]

Apr 15, 2021

Assistant Professor K.C. Busch to Use $1.1 Million NSF CAREER Grant to Develop Model and Metrics for Community Level Scientific Literacy

For the past five years, K.C. Busch, Ph.D., has been thinking about ways to learn more about how community members learn from those within their social networks. Now, she will be able to develop a theory and test metrics for measuring community level science learning through social networks thanks to a recently awarded $1.1 million NSF CAREER grant.

Apr 15, 2021

2 National Teaching Award Semifinalists Are From NC State

Two of nine semifinalists for the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching hail from NC State. Laura Bottomley and Hollylynne Lee were semifinalists for the national award, and Lee is now one of three finalists.

Apr 14, 2021

Learning and Teaching in STEM Doctoral Student Regina Ayala Chavez ’23PHD Selected as 2021-22 Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center Global Change Fellow

Growing up in Pachuca, Mexico, doctoral student Regina Ayala Chavez ’23PHD was introduced at an early age to pro-environmental behaviors. That early introduction inspired her to dive deeper into climate change when she enrolled in college. Now, she has been selected as a 2021-22 Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center Global Change Fellow.

Apr 13, 2021

Doctoral Student Kathryn Rende Wins People’s Champion Prize in Shark Tank-style Competition at AERA Conference for Equity-focused Research Proposal

Doctoral student Kathryn Rende was selected as the People’s Champion during a Shark Tank-style pitch competition at the annual AERA conference for their project that aims to examine how engagement in scientific research impacts students’ agencies for using science to address climate injustice.

Apr 12, 2021

For Girls, Learning Science Outside Linked to Better Grades, Knowledge

In a new study, North Carolina State University researchers found that an outdoor science program was linked to higher average science grades and an increase in a measure of science knowledge for a group of fifth grade girls in North Carolina.

Apr 9, 2021

Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor Emeritus Jere Confrey to Help Students Living in Poverty Teach Peers Through Project Funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Grand Algebra Challenge

The Math Door, founded by Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Education Jere Confrey, Ph.D., is helping to pilot a program that would help high school students teach algebra to their younger peers through funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Grand Algebra Challenge.