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

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 … Read More

Cole Receives Travel Grant for Outstanding Doctoral Student

Merryn Cole is a science education doctoral student in the STEM Education Department working with Dr. Jennifer Wilhelm. Cole recently received a travel grant from the Science Teaching and Learning Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association, which is awarded to an outstanding doctoral student to attend the … Read More

STEM Welcomes New Research Undergraduates

The STEM Education Department, under the direction of Dr. Molly Fisher (PI) and Dr. Jennifer Wilhelm (co-PI), is welcoming a new cohort of undergraduate students in the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. As an REU site, the STEM Education Department hosts a cohort of undergraduates who work … Read More

STEM Students, Faculty Hold Family Math Night at Local School

Faculty and students from the UK College of Education recently held a family math night at Lexington’s Beaumont Middle School, with more than 550 participants. The purpose of Family Math Nights is to increase parental involvement in mathematics and to target struggling students by encouraging more family involvement at home … Read More

School Science and Mathematics Association Conference

  Dr. Margaret Mohr-Schroeder serves on the executive board of directors of the School Science and Mathematics Association. She edited the first proceedings book for the organization, published in November. STEM faculty (Drs. Molly Fisher, Rebecca McNall Krall, Margaret Mohr-Schroeder and Jennifer Wilhelm) and students (Maureen Cavalcanti, Kayla Blyman, Thomas … Read More

NSF Awards $1.3 Million for Science and Engineering After School Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the School of Education at Virginia Tech and the College of Education at the University of Kentucky $1.3 million to implement and evaluate an inquiry-based after school program for middle school students in rural Appalachia. The three-year project, titled “Studio STEM: Engaging Middle … Read More