Dominic Martinez has been promoted from director to senior director of the Office of Inclusion and Outreach, formerly the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Colorado Denver. Martinez will continue his current duties, and, in addition, will help develop programs and initiatives between CU Denver’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs [...]
Michael Klymkowsky, a University of Colorado Boulder professor of molecular, cellular and development biology, has been awarded the 2013 Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teacher Award from the Society for College Science Teachers. Among the achievements Klykowsky is being honored for is his work redesigning curricula for an introductory molecular biology course and an introductory chemistry course. [...]
Early next month, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder will begin the painstaking process of interviewing hundreds of undergraduates in an effort to understand why the rates of students switching out of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors has remained troublingly high over the last couple of decades despite widespread efforts to address [...]
Military students interested in careers in science and technology will be eligible for a new scholarship. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will offer about 30 scholarships annually for past and current military service members interested in pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Lisa Hines, assistant professor, Department of Biology, and Jugal Kalita, [...]
Science classrooms across Colorado will soon awaken with opportunities to engage students and teachers like never before. Education networks from across the country , along with Battelle, kicked off STEMx at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Summit in Dallas. STEMx spotlights 13 state initiatives. The University of Colorado Denver’s School of Education and Human Development will [...]
While computer science graduates may be reaping rewards with among the highest job offer rates of any degree holders, there remains a decline in the participation of women and minority students interested in the field. The leaders of the 2012 Scalable Game Design Summer Institute hope to present new teaching techniques for the field, with [...]
Victoria Hand, assistant professor of the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education, developed the STEMsation Mentor Training Program with funding support from the school’s Women Investing in the School of Education (WISE). The STEMsation mentoring program provides promising high school sophomores from underrepresented backgrounds the opportunity to develop effective learning strategies from university faculty [...]
More than 120 faculty, staff, alumni, friends and supporters of the University of Colorado attended last week’s CU Advocates reception at CU-Boulder, the first event of its kind presented by the new advocacy group.
Douglas Duncan, a senior instructor in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder and director of Fiske Planetarium, has received the prestigious Richard H. Emmons Award for excellence in college astronomy teaching from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Two dozen Colorado middle-school teachers have returned to a college classroom, sitting where the students usually do. They’ve come from all around the state to be immersed in math.
More than 60 middle- and high-school teachers from around the country are learning to design video games at the University of Colorado Boulder as part of the third annual Scalable Game Design Summer Institute, May 31 to June 10. The institute is part of CU-Boulder’s iDREAMS project, which is funded by the National Science Foundation [...]