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MSU’s Krajcik Receives Prestigious Mcgraw Prize In Education

Thursday, September 24, 2020
Image of child reading natural science textbook

Michigan State University Professor Joseph Krajcik has received a 2020 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education for his global impact on science teaching. Krajcik, a Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education and…

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Creating Wonder: Revolutionizing the Way Science is Taught

Friday, February 28, 2020

For some people, memories of high school science lectures aren’t filled with excitement and wonder. Today, when the need for skilled workers and critical thinkers in the areas…

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Creating Wonder: Book Offers New Vision For Learning Science

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
students collaborating around table

Students in the U.S. and Finland participating in a new project-based learning model are not only learning more, but becoming more engaged in class, research from Michigan State…

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$1.2M NIH Grant Puts Health in the Hands of Students, Community

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Erickson Hall

What controls your health? It’s a complicated question, but middle schoolers in the City of Flint and Genesee county area are able to answer that question, and more,…

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MSU Leads $2 Million Grant on Outdoor Science Learning

Friday, August 23, 2019
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New research from Michigan State University will develop methods to show teachers how learning science can be situated outside of the classroom. Gail Richmond, a professor in the…

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Krajcik Elected to National Academy of Education

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Professor Joe Krajcik standing in a science lab

Michigan State University Professor Joseph Krajcik has been elected to the National Academy of Education, an honor reserved for the nation’s most outstanding scholars in education. Krajcik, Lappan-Phillips…

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Stroupe Wins National Awards for Science Education Research

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
David Stroupe

Michigan State University faculty member David Stroupe was recently honored for his innovative research in science teaching by the field’s leading organizations. The National Association for Research in…

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Alonzo Receives Presidential Science Award

Monday, January 23, 2017
Erickson Hall, home to the College of Education

Associate Professor Alicia Alonzo was among those who recently received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Barack Obama. Alonzo’s award was announced—along…

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MSU Plays Key Role in New Michigan Science Standards

Friday, November 13, 2015

Michigan State University faculty members played a key role in developing the new K-12 science standards approved by the State Board of Education this week. Joe Krajcik and…

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MSU Receives $5M Grant to Improve Elementary Science Teaching

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Two Girls (10-12) Looking at a Rack of Test Tubes

Michigan State University researchers and their partners plan to create a model for teaching elementary students science while also improving their skills in math, reading and writing. The…

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