The latest STEM Education newsletter is attached. Highlights include:
Funding Odds. The challenge of obtaining federal grants.
PVSTEMNet Update. Changes in the MA STEM Pipeline network structure.
The Arsenic Project. UMass Chemistry Professor Julian Tyson’s arsenic research has impacted
education at all levels: doctoral research, undergraduate and K12 classrooms,
and the general public. Tyson has been a co-PI or faculty participant in
several STEM Ed projects.
UMASS Biotechnology Initiatives: Training in the Classroom, the Laboratory, and Beyond. Biotechnology is a major industry in Massachusetts and offers excellent career opportunities. This and the following article showcase two programs designed to increase the number of students preparing to enter the field. STEM Ed has helped to facilitate these programs.
Bioteach Moves West. MassBioEd professional development programs for biology teachers.
Patterns Summer Workshop
Cosmos Course. A unique General Education course
Two retired STEM Ed co-PI’s turn to fiction to educate the public on climate changeaaa:
Humor and Climate Change. GCC Environmental Science Professor Brian Adams uses humor in his Cli-Sci novels to make climate change information accessible.
Hampshire College Environmental Science
Professor Charlene D’Avanzo opts instead for a murder mystery in her first
Science and Engineering Saturday Seminars. Spring 2017
We hope that you will find these articles interesting.
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