STEM Education

Feb 22, 2021

My Student Experience: Five NC State College of Education Students Share Their Experiences as Virtual Orientation Leaders During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic forced orientation leaders to transition New Student Orientation from an in-person event to an online experience. Five College of Education students share their experiences as virtual orientation leaders during COVID-19.

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 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.

Oct 16, 2020

My Student Experience: Mathematics Education Student Jessica Terrones ‘22 Shares Her ‘Sin Limite’ Experience as Latinx Heritage Month Committee Chair

In Spanish, the phrase “sin limite” means “limitless.” For mathematics education major Jessica Terrones ‘22, those two words guided her as she stepped into a leadership role as the NC State University Latinx Heritage Month committee chair.

Sep 10, 2020

Technology, Engineering, and Design Education Student Lisset Botello Martinez Awarded First-ever NC State College of Education Bob Davis Scholarship

Lisset Botello Martinez ‘24 moved to the United States at the age of 3 and, growing up, her mother instilled in her the importance of having access to education. The Bob Davis Scholarship has made it possible for Martinez to continue her education and pursue a degree in technology, engineering, and design education from the NC State College of Education.

Sep 2, 2020

Nash County Teacher of the Year Jessica Richardson ‘15, ‘22MSA: ‘No Other Institute Will Prepare You for Having a Depth of Content Knowledge, Classroom Management and Instruction. At NC State, You are Truly Part of a Family’

Through her experiences at NC State, Jessica Richardson ‘15, ‘22MSA recognized the importance of community. And her commitment to providing a safe, inclusive community for her students at Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School is one of the reasons she was named the 2020-21 Nash County Teacher of the Year.

Aug 26, 2020

Meet Our Incoming Students: Three of Our Newest Teaching Fellows

This fall, the NC State College of Education welcomed over 600 first-year, transfer and graduate students for the 2020-21 academic year. Among the new first-year undergraduate and transfer students, 36 are part of the third cohort of Teaching Fellows. Meet three of them.

Aug 20, 2020

Ask the Expert: Why is it Important to Introduce Engineering Concepts to K-12 Students? To Help Develop ‘Habits of Mind They Can Use for the Rest of Their Life,’ Says Assistant Professor Tamecia Jones

Most students understand careers like doctors and firefighters at an early age, so why shouldn’t K-12 educators model and teach about a career as an engineer as well? Assistant Professor Tamecia Jones, Ph.D. explains why it is important to introduce engineering concepts to K-12 students.