UK Alumnus, High School Teacher Seeks to Change Narrative for Kids

Oct. 5 is World Teachers’ Day — a day to celebrate educators who make a difference in students’ lives. For one educator, recognition of the need for more diversity in the classroom led to his calling. Evander Harris, a University of Kentucky College of Education alumnus, received his bachelor’s degree in physics from Centre … Read More

STEM Education Honored for Physics Teacher Preparation

Five is a big number when it comes to addressing the shortage of physics teachers in the U.S. The University of Kentucky was recently named one of only a handful of institutions in the U.S. — exactly five, as it so happens — graduating five or more high-quality physics teachers in the … Read More

Interested in Teaching Math or Science?

The UK College of Education’s STEM Education Department recently hosted a free online info session for anyone interested in learning more about becoming a teacher in the math/science fields. If you missed the session, but would still like to learn more, contact the STEM Education Department at (859) 257-4235 or UK College … Read More

STEM Summer Experiences Spark Middle Schoolers’ Interests

Every summer, noticeably younger students inhabit the University of Kentucky in a camp that offers middle schoolers fun, real-life immersion into the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. A collaboration with the UK College of Education and UK College of Engineering, the See Blue See STEM Summer Experiences expose students … Read More

STEMCats Workshop Brings Middle and High School Teachers to Campus

The UK College of Arts and Sciences teamed up with the UK College of Education to welcome middle and high school teachers to campus for the STEMCats Teaching Workshop. Teachers interacted with faculty during the daylong workshop sponsored by Howard Hughes Medical Institute in sessions including: Volcanoes, CrossCutting Concepts, Chemistry, … Read More

Wilhelm Awarded University Research Professorship

Dr. Jennifer Wilhelm, professor and chair in the UK College of Education’s Department of STEM Education, was one of 14 UK faculty members to receive a 2018-19 University Research Professorship. The award is presented to members of the UK faculty who have demonstrated excellence in research and creative work that … Read More

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