Month: August 2023

  • National Science Foundation STEM Education Research Opportunities

    updated Jan. 11, 2022 The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers multiple avenues for STEM Education Research activities. A few examples are below – check out upcoming opportunities here. Partnerships for Research and Education in Chemistry (PREC) The CHE Partnerships for Research and Education in Chemistry (PREC) program aims to enable, build, and grow partnerships between minority-serving […]

  • $17 million gift creates MSU undergraduate scholars program and supports faculty in Engineering

    Alumnus Martin Vanderploeg supports first-generation students and expands engineering research EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State University has received a $17 million gift from an alumnus that will create a signature program to help first-generation students succeed in college and will fund additional endowments to attract and retain faculty leaders in engineering. Martin J. Vanderploeg, a technology pioneer […]

  • Equitable Pedagogy Learning Community

    For many instructors, COVID revealed unintentional barriers to learning in the classroom. Perhaps it was inflexible attendance policies, or grading policies that focused on behavior and concealed true learning, or hidden curriculum that privileged students who were willing to ask for more time / credit / help over students too embarrassed to do so.   The […]

  • 3-Dimensional Learning

    Three-dimensional learning (3DL) in STEM education is a model described in the National Research Council’s Framework for K-12 Science Education, a recent document outlining a research-based approach toward facilitating a coherent, in-depth understanding of the sciences for K-12 students. 3DL posits that teaching and learning of a scientific discipline should involve three features: The 3DL for […]

  • STEM+ Education Essentials Workshop Series – Archive

    Fall 2022 December 7th – DEI&B – Storytelling in the Classroom: a fairytale ending?  So, there I was at 2 a.m. in the middle of a wind tunnel in the cool moist cotton fields of Arizona. I was watching the elusive mating behavior of the pink bollworm, one of the former ravegers of the cotton […]

  • Call for the 2023/2024 STEAMpower Fellows

    The STEAMpower Project is looking for graduate student fellows and faculty/staff-led teams that are interested in exploring the intersection of STEM and the arts/humanities. The theme for this year’s project is sustainability.  STEM: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and similar fields Arts: branches of creative activity inclusive of painting, music, literature, dance, theater, performance art, and […]