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Emma Toth defends her MST thesis, December 2018

Emma Toth Defends MST Thesis on Undergraduate Education

Master of Science in Teaching student Emma Toth defended her thesis, titled “The High School to First Year College Transition: An Investigation of the Predictions and Perceptions of STEM Students” in December, 2018. Her thesis research included developing, testing, and revising a survey administered at the start and end of two semesters. At the start […]

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Balu Nayak teaching a food science course

RiSE Center Collaborates to Support Active Learning

The RiSE Center has collaborated with PI Balu Nayak from University of Maine Food Science to obtain a USDA grant that will support active learning across in food science courses across five institutions. The model for active learning builds from the RiSE Center’s FIG-MLA Program. Food science majors to engage in active learning to prepare […]

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STEM Education Improvement Community to Talk Strategies

ORONO, Maine — University of Maine faculty, staff and graduate students will discuss evidence-guided teaching and learning strategies with preK-12 STEM teachers Nov. 16-17 at Point Lookout in Northport, Maine. About 125 attendees are expected at the eighth annual fall summit of the Maine STEM Partnership, a statewide education improvement community. “The summit is a fantastic opportunity for […]

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Tim Boester joins RiSE faculty

Mathematics and statistics faculty member Tim Boester has become a member of the RiSE Center. Tim’s research focus is undergraduate mathematics education. He studies theories of advanced mathematical thinking and learning and how those theories suggest students learn particular mathematical concepts, such as limit, derivative, and absolute value. He has also begun studying student-tutor interactions as […]

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Physics Education Researchers Give 21 Summer Presentations

Members of the Physics Education Research Laboratory (PERL) were extremely active at national meetings this past summer. The conference season started off with the Third Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year (BFY III) at Loyola University Maryland, where two members of PERL presented one poster and also offered a workshop on flexible resources […]

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RiSE Center Colloquium, April 4 – Steven Greenstein

Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center) Colloquia & Seminar Series  Presents Steven Greenstein Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ Topology, Technology, and Children’s Ideas ABSTRACT: Children’s school experiences in geometry are entirely Euclidean. But they also have topological, or at least non-metric, ideas. In this talk I will describe the forms of mathematical […]

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RiSE Colloquium – Jose Herrera – February 1, 2016

Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center) Colloquia & Seminar Series Presents 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 88062. E-mail: jose.herrera@wnmu.edu Summiting the academic mountain:  The challenges of first-generation college students Over the preceding […]

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Ravit Duncan – RiSE Colloquium, February 22 at 3pm in Hill Auditorium

Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center) Colloquia & Seminar Series Presents Ravit Duncan Associate Professor of Science Education Rutgers University Developing and Testing a Learning Progression in Genetics ABSTRACT: The Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards embody a developmental perspective on learning in their proposed learning progressions for core […]

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