UK Offers Experiential Learning to STEM Teachers

By Katie Pratt LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 1, 2015) — Teaching science is one thing, experiencing it is another. Through a unique program, Kentucky science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers spent this past summer experiencing the subjects firsthand on the University of Kentucky campus through the STEM PRIDE program.   Spearheaded by faculty … Read More

Mark Selected as TEDMED Research Scholar

Kristen Mark, University of Kentucky College of Education assistant professor of health promotion and director of the Sexual Health Promotion Lab, has been selected as a 2015 TEDMED Research Scholar. Mark is one of 32 scholars selected from hundreds of applications based on her experience and expertise. TEDMED is the … Read More

Education in a Culturally Diverse Society

UK students in a variety of majors take the course EDC/AAS 550: Education in a Culturally Diverse Society. It helps college students develop perspectives that will enable them to enter their future careers providing an equitable service and/or classroom environment where all have equal access and opportunities.   Taught by … Read More

Literacy scholar focuses on brain research

As brain research has grown, it has given rise to a new research field – educational neuroscience. Researchers are starting to use knowledge gained through brain research to rethink how to improve student learning. Among the voices in this emerging body of knowledge is Dr. George Hruby, who is an … Read More

UK, Fayette Schools Negotiating to STEAM Academy Move to Campus

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 16, 2015) – The University of Kentucky could soon be home to an innovative program for Fayette County Public Schools high school students on the UK campus near the College of Education. Negotiations between UK and FCPS are under way to move the district’s fledgling STEAM Academy … Read More

Inspirational Alumni

The 2014 Kentucky Teacher of the Year program recognized two UK College of Education alums. Melanie Trowel and Joanna Howerton Stevens were named middle and high school teachers of the year, respectively. Trowel is a science teacher at Carter G. Woodson Academy in Fayette County and Stevens is a mathematics … Read More

Sport Leadership Program Opens Doors

  Careers in athletics are not limited to roles on the playing field. Consider Josh Harbolt’s story.  He chose business administration with an emphasis in finance as his undergraduate major.  Today, he’s employed by an NCAA Division I athletic program. Harbolt grew up just outside Portland, Oregon and enrolled at … Read More

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