STEM Education to Host Young Women LEAD Conference Oct. 25

The University of Kentucky’s Department of STEM Education will host the Young Women LEAD Conference presented by Toyota on Tuesday, October 25, at the Singletary Center on campus. “In addition to being an awesome space to highlight careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), this free event will help … Read More

Beyond Play: A New Perspective on Gaming

Can gaming make kids smarter? A new undergraduate class planned for Fall 2021 will explore how gaming – from digital to board games – can be applied in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. SEM 343 – Gaming in STEM Education is for a wide range of students, whether … Read More

Online Version of STEM Camp Allows Expansion Across Six States

When it became clear the COVID-19 pandemic would prevent STEM camps from taking place at universities across the U.S. this summer, faculty began exploring how the limitations could create new opportunities for elementary, middle, and high school campers. During the past decade, the University of Kentucky’s STEM Camp has given … Read More

Undergraduate Research Opportunity With Pay, Apply By May 22

Undergraduate students interested in working as a STEM Education research fellow have just a few more days to apply. The application deadline is Friday, May 22. Molly Fisher, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of STEM Education, was awarded a three-year renewal of a $378,159 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) … Read More

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

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