Category: STEM Education

After School Science and Engineering Classes at Michigan Tech for Grades 1-8

There will be six after school science and engineering classes for students in grades 1 through 8 taught by Michigan Tech science and engineering students. The sessions will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays from Jan. 14 to Feb. 18, 2016.

These classes are coordinated by Michigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach at the Great Lakes Research Center.

For more information see the flyer. Call Joan Chadde or Lloyd Wescoat at 7-3341 with any questions.

Note: Houghton school bus will drop off students at the GLRC by 3:45 p.m.

From Tech Today, by Joan Chadde.

Chadde Presents on Transportation Education

MTWCJoan Chadde, director of the Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach, presented “Engaging K-12 Students & Teachers in Learning About Transportation” at the Midwest Transportation Workforce Summit held last week at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Attending the conference with Chadde were Ronesha Strozier, an MS graduate in Environmental Policy (SS) and Rachel Chard, a 2nd year student majoring in Supply Chain & Operations (Business Management).

From Tech Today.

Emily Dare is a 2016 NARST Finalist

Emily Dare
Emily Dare

Assistant Professor of STEM Education Emily Dare is one of three finalists for the 2016 NARST (National Association for Research in Science Teaching) Outstanding Doctoral Research Award. The official description for the award is as follows:

This award was established in 1992 to be given annually for the Doctoral Dissertation judged to have the greatest significance in the field of science education.

NARST is an international association that is perhaps the largest and most renowned for science education researchers.

Outdoor Nature Program Saturday, December 12, 2015

Nara Nature Center
Nara Nature Center

There will be an outdoor nature program, “Bring Nature Home for the Holidays” at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Nara Nature Center.

Join environmental educator Denise Landsberg on a nature hike to collect greens for making decorative door swags. Ribbons and other decor items will be provided. Wear warm clothes and comfortable footwear.

This program is sponsored by the Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals and coordinated by Michigan Tech’s Center for Science and Environmental Outreach and the Western U.P. Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education.

For more information contact Joan Chadde 7-3341.

From Tech Today, by Joan Chadde.