STEM 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.

Jun 6, 2018

Aaron C. Clark Named Head of Department of STEM Education

RALEIGH, N.C. — Aaron C. Clark ’97 EDD will be the head of the NC State College of Education’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education, effective Aug. 1. He is a professor of technology, design and engineering […]

May 29, 2018

The Conversation: Lab Coats Help Students See Themselves As Future Scientists

Dressing the part is the key finding of a study Graduate Research Assistant Megan Ennes and Professor Gail Jones conducted recently to determine what kind of effect a simple article of clothing – in this case, white lab coats – have on students’ confidence in their ability to do science.

May 21, 2018  |  Research and Impact

4 Receive Faculty Research and Professional Development (FRPD) Grants

Faculty members KC Busch, Crystal Chen Lee, Jessica Hunt and Jamie Pearson have received Faculty Research and Professional Development grants worth $7,500 to support their research.

May 15, 2018  |  Research and Impact

The Conversation: Science Teachers Sacrifice to Provide Lab Materials for Students

Whatever salary the science teacher at your local public school makes per year, subtract US$450. That’s how much money the typical middle and high school science teacher spends out of pocket each year on science lab materials. The $450 figure is based on a study Graduate Research Assistant Emily Cayton and Professor Gail Jones recently conducted to determine if science teachers have adequate funding to teach laboratories and science investigations.

May 8, 2018  |  Our People

Kevin Sutton ‘18 EDD: Do What You Love, and Love What You Do

Kevin Sutton ‘18 EDD began his journey at the NC State College of Education ten years ago as an undergraduate student. Now, he prepares to graduate with a Doctor of Education in Technology Education degree.

May 7, 2018

Empowering People: Truman Scholar Ashley Lawson’s Story

Ashley Lawson, NC State's 10th Truman Scholar, plans to spend her life empowering people -- especially school-aged children -- to look beyond their circumstances when setting goals for the future.