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Dr. Brian Bottge is known for his research in teaching math to struggling students – and for helping teachers put the findings into action.Bottge has spent most of his career helping bridge the gap between university-level research and practice, bringing math to life for thousands of students. Dr. Brian Bottge Prior to his appointment at the University of Kentucky, he...
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STEM Camp Q and A

STEM Camp Q and A with Dr. Margaret Mohr-Schroeder. Q: What success have you seen with STEM Camp? Dr. Margaret Mohr-Schroeder A: Through the research we’ve conducted with STEM Camp, we have found that students have better attitudes toward science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at the end of camp compared to when they came to camp. This is important to us,...
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Jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, collectively known as STEM, are a safe bet when choosing a career in today’s economy. They are growing faster than the average for all occupation. One of the biggest barriers to filling these spots? The number of students who become turned off by the subjects between kindergarten and high school. The UK College of Education...
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From early childhood, there was little doubt where Dr. Martha McCarthy would go to college or what field she would pursue. Her parents had met at the University of Kentucky, and both were educators – her mother teaching fifth-graders and her father instructing future engineers at UK. Dr. Martha McCarthy “I was brought up with an incredible love of teaching...
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Not many children ask for a projector as a birthday gift, but Taylor Patrick did. She knew she wanted to be a teacher, and her bedroom was her first classroom, where she practiced her future profession with a row of stuffed animals as her first pupils. Her mother, grandparents, aunt and other family members were teachers who instilled in Patrick a...