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Microscopy, Art, and Humanities Article by RiSE Faculty Member Sara Lindsay Published

An original article by RiSE Center faculty member Sara Lindsay, Associate Professor of Marine Sciences, was recently published in Invertebrate Biology (American Microscopical Society). Integrating microscopy, art, and humanities to power STEAM learning in biology (link to article) Abstract: Close observation is central to both art and science as practitioners in both disciplines describe, compare, […]

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Pre-Service Pilot Study by RiSE Faculty Member Franziska Peterson Published

RiSE Faculty member and Graduate Coordinator Franziska Peterson’s pilot study article was recently published in Educational Research: Theory and Practice. Working with Real-World Data: A Pilot Study of Pre-Service Elementary Teachers (link to article) Abstract: The purpose of this pilot study was to engage pre-service elementary teachers in a semester-long project to deepen their quantitative […]

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RiSE Faculty Member Mitchell Bruce Innovates to Support Remote STEM Learning

Professor Mitchell Bruce, a RiSE faculty member, supported the transition of chemistry laboratory activities to remote learning for over 1,000 UMaine undergraduate students. Bruce is a professor of chemistry, chemistry researcher, and STEM education researcher. One current focus of his education research is on using analogies to support student learning in chemistry laboratory activities using […]

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RiSE Faculty Member Natasha Speer Co-Authors New Book

What Could They Possibly Be Thinking!?!: Understanding your college math students David Kung and Natasha Speer We’ve all been there. You’re grading a problem and just can’t understand why a student wrote what they did. “What could they possibly be thinking!?!” Over years, good teachers understand their students’ thinking more and more, developing an encyclopedia […]

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Study by RiSE Center Faculty and STEM Doctoral Candidate Published

New research from the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development’s School of Learning and Teaching shows how emerging technologies such as virtual and augmented reality are creating novel ways of exploring mathematical ideas. The study, published in Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education, was conducted by Justin Dimmel, assistant professor of mathematics education […]

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Jeremy Bernier Recognized as Outstanding MST Graduate

  Jeremy Bernier has been recognized by the RiSE Center as the Outstanding Master of Science in Teaching Graduate for 2020. As an MST student, Jeremy impressed his faculty and peers with his high level of intellectual engagement, natural curiosity and openness to alternative explanations—whether teaching undergraduate students in mathematics, working with peers in his […]

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