STEM Education

Nov 11, 2019

Middle School Math Teacher Nick Musgrave: ‘Nothing Has Prepared Me or Advanced My Career Like Pathway to Practice NC Did’

Nick Musgrave was two years into teaching math at Thomasville Middle School when he began Pathway to Practice NC, a joint program offered by UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University designed to help lateral entry teachers like him earn their full teaching license. “The program has absolutely changed the way I teach,” he says.

Nov 7, 2019

Teaching Fellow and Science Education Major Caroline Alexander ’20 Selected for STEM Pre-Service Teacher Education Scholarship Program

NC State College of Education student and Teaching Fellow Caroline Alexander ’20 has been awarded the STEM Pre-Service Teacher Education Scholarship through the North Carolina Space Grant. A science education major, Alexander will receive a $4,000 scholarship.

Nov 6, 2019

NC State Students Build, Compete with Robots Through Club Led By Teaching Assistant Professor Parks Newby

A VEX-U Robotics team based out of the NC State College of Education and led by Teaching Assistant Professor Parks Newby recently received a grant for a new robot to use in competitions.

Nov 4, 2019

Grant-Funded Project Gives Students Access to STEM Concepts Through Robotics

Professor Kevin Oliver, Ph.D., and Teaching Assistant Professor Parks Newby will promote new school makerspaces by introducing programmed robotics platforms in several schools in the Piedmont Unifour region through a new grant-funded project.

Oct 31, 2019

NSF Grant Will Broaden Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global to Include STEM Learning Through An NC Rural/Urban School Partnership

A new grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Hiller Spires, Ph.D., and Erin Krupa, Ph.D., to expand the Project-Based Inquiry Global project to include STEM learning.

Oct 28, 2019

On Mathematics Field Day, NC State College of Education Students Learn to Think Outside the Box to Teach Math

NC State College of Education students learned about ways to think outside the box when teaching math lessons during a Mathematics Field Day event organized by Assistant Professor Erin Krupa using a grant from the University Foundation. The event was a precursor to a similar field day Krupa will lead at Centennial Campus Middle School in March.

Oct 22, 2019

Associate Dean Paola Sztajn Selected to Deliver Judith Jacobs Lecture at Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Conference in 2020

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation Paola Sztajn, Ph.D., has been selected to deliver the 2020 Judith Jacobs Lecture, which recognizes distinguished mathematics teacher educators.

Oct 18, 2019

STEM Education Researchers Gather at National Summit to Explore Next Big Ideas, Questions in STEM Education

On Thursday, Oct. 10, STEM researchers, policymakers and educators were given a forum to come together to discuss the definitions and implications of STEM at the National STEM Education Research Summit held at the NC State College of Education’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.

Oct 16, 2019

Elizabeth Vanegas ’22: ‘My Eyes Are Set on a Goal Much Bigger Than Myself’

As a person who loves to plan their life, I learned very quickly after my first year of college that you can’t always expect every obstacle that comes your way. Despite having a successful academic career on paper, I went […]

Oct 3, 2019

New Book Explores How Data Can Contribute to Inequity in Mathematics Classrooms

For many minority students, high performance doesn’t guarantee access to advanced mathematics classes. A new book from Valerie Faulkner, Ph.D., Patricia Marshall, Ph.D., and Associate Dean Lee Stiff, Ph.D., explores how data and bias can lead to inequity in the classroom.