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Future Teachers Gain Experience Helping at STEM Day

Faculty from the UK College of Education’s Department of STEM Education gave students the opportunity to gain teaching experience and interact with families during STEM Day at Henry Clay High School on Saturday. There were 91 pre-service teachers and graduate students helping run interactive booths for children to engage in science, technology, engineering and math learning opportunities.

STEM Day was co-sponsored by the Henry Clay Robotics Club. The fun-filled morning offered hands-on STEM activities for kids and adults of all ages.

There was also a Vex robot rookie event, sponsored by the UK College of Engineering, happening at the same time, giving participants the chance to observe the ever-popular Vex robots in action.

The event was covered by WKYT. See the story here.

The STEM Education department offers an undergraduate degree with a double major in STEM Education and mathematics, physics, chemistry, earth science, or computer science as well as a stand-alone major in STEM. The department also offers a Master of Science degree in STEM Education and a STEM Education track within the Ph.D. Education Sciences Program.

The department’s mission is to engage in scholarship, teaching, and service that is innovative and contributes to improving the quality of P20 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

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