STEM Education

Oct 4, 2018

NC State Education Graduate Student Earns Obenauf Award for Research

Kayla Norville ’14 MED, a doctoral student in the NC State College of Education’s learning and teaching STEM program, received the Dr. Patricia A. Obenauf Graduate Student Research Presentation Award for her work in studying the influence in-service teachers have on pre-service science teachers.

Sep 28, 2018

Family Ties Inspire Nicholas Schwankl to Join Teaching Fellows at NC State

Following in his father’s footsteps, Nicholas Schwankl applied to the Teaching Fellows at NC State program when it returned to the NC State College of Education last fall. Now enrolled in the program, he looks forward to using the knowledge and skills he gains in technology, engineering & design education to make his future classroom an inviting and inspiring place for his students.

Aug 20, 2018

Meet Erin Krupa ’11 PHD: All Students Can Engage with Mathematics if Given the Opportunity

“After I taught high school mathematics for four years, I believed I could help more students be successful in mathematics by learning how to prepare future mathematics teachers. I believed I could make more of an impact if I worked with future and practicing teachers on improving their mathematics instruction," says the new assistant professor of mathematics education.

Aug 17, 2018

Meet Parks Newby ’74, ’75 MED: I Help Students Succeed Using Industry Experience

“I like to challenge my students with high expectations, with goals of personal excellence, and give them the tools to attain them. I challenge them with the concept that excellence is achievable, that even mundane tasks can be completed with excellence and professionalism, that more often than not, it is the little things that matter," says the new teaching assistant professor.

Aug 17, 2018

Meet Douglas Lecorchick ’17 EDD: I Want to Create an Atmosphere of Critical Reasoning

“I have learned that if an individual can become engaged in and inspired by what they are doing then great things can and usually do happen," said the new teaching assistant professor of graphics communication & technology.

Aug 16, 2018

Meet Kevin Sutton ’12, ’18 EDD: I Want Students to Learn Much More Than Content

“I strive to show students a passion for excellence, a desire to learn, and how to cultivate a positive community and work team," says the new teaching assistant professor of Technology, Engineering, and Design Education.

Jul 30, 2018

7 Strategies For Preventing Summer Learning Loss

NC State College of Education faculty recommend seven ways to keep children’s minds and bodies active during school breaks. The easy-to-implement strategies help students continue to develop and retain science, math and reading knowledge gained in the classroom.

Jul 10, 2018

Video: 5 Reasons Why We’ve Had a #LightItRed Capstone to Our 90th Year

We've had an extraordinary ending to the 2017-18 academic year, our 90th. See 5 things that have happened at our college over the past few months -- and why we're calling it a #LightItRed capstone to our 90th year.

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 7, 2018

PRISM: Head Start

Wake STEM Early College High School is the highlighted example of how high school-college collaborations are helping engineering school reimagine the student pipeline in this article published originally in the American Society for Engineering Education's PRISM magazine.