The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center)
provides an integrated approach to University-based research and professional development in science and mathematics education. The Center is a joint effort of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Education and Human Development and College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture. The activities of the Center bring together faculty from the science and mathematics disciplines with faculty from education. With this combination of resources, the Center is reevaluating and reforming introductory level science and mathematics courses, establishing new practices for K-12 science teacher preparation, and building infrastructure with teachers, schools, and administrators through out the state.
Activities undertaken by the Center are targeted to create attractive, content-rich teacher preparation and continuing education options for mathematics and science teachers. The Center is working to develop well-qualified science and mathematics teachers for grades K-12 and to spearhead the development of coherent, developmentally appropriate curricula for mathematics and science.
You can find us by accessing the Current RiSE Parking Map
Director: Susan McKay, 207-581-4678
Administrative Specialist: Leisa Preble, 207-581-4672
MAINE PHYSICAL SCIENCES PARTNERSHIP
A partnership bringing together over 45 rural Maine schools, the University of Maine, three Maine non-profits with expertise in science education, and science and technology leaders at the Maine Department of Education to target the teaching and learning of physical sciences in grades 6-9 and the preparation of science teachers at the University of Maine. To find out more about this partnership, click on the link above.
MAINE ELEMENTARY SCIENCES PARTNERSHIP
The Maine Elementary Sciences Partnership (MaineESP) is an exciting expansion project of the MainePSP. Supported for three years by a $1.7M grant from the Maine Department of Education’s Math Science Partnership Program, the MaineESP seeks to create an infrastructure to strengthen rural science education in grades PK-5. To find out more about this partnership, click on the link above.
All professional positions are filled at this time.
Wittmann named American Physical Society Fellow
UMaine News, October 8, 2015
Maine Physical Sciences Partnership (MainePSP) receives $2M to continue advancing STEM Education
UMaine News, September 30, 2015
Click. Michelle Smith leads charge for active learning in science education
by Beth Staples, UMaineTODAY, Spring/Summer 2015
Maine RiSE Center Colloquia & Seminar Series:
3:00-4:00 pm, First Monday of the month in the Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium,
165 Barrows Hall (unless otherwise indicated)
February 1 Jose Herrera, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CASa), Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM
Summiting the academic mountain: The challenges of first-generation college students
February 22 Ravit Duncan, Associate Professor of Science Education, Joint position in the Graduate School of Education, and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences , Rutgers University
April 4 Steven Greenstein, Montclair State University
None at this time.
None at this time.
Congratulations to the following MST Students, who will be graduating in 2015:
Sundance Campbell (May, 2015)
Joshua Case (August, 2015)
Jonathan Dumont (May, 2015)
Milissa Knox (December, 2015)
Daniel Laverty (December, 2015)
Ryan Weatherbee (May, 2015)
RiSE CENTER FUN & GAMES:
The Center was created by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Education, Award Number R125K010106.
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