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Family Science Day Solar Car Challenge
Family Science Day is an annual event hosted by CeMaST to excite and interest students and families in STEM fields in our society.
CeMaST hosted the Normal Pit Stop of the American Solar Challenge.
CeMaST and the Center for Renewable Energy are working to create the Illinois Pathways Energy Learning Exchange which features a series of orientation and advanced pathway courses.

News

ISU takes part in Student Veterans Leadership Day article thumbnailISU takes part in Student Veterans Leadership DayTwo Illinois State students recently took part in Student Veterans Leadership Day in Springfield. ...
Dan Wilson recognized for teaching article thumbnailDan Wilson recognized for teachingDepartment of Technology Professor Dan Wilson was recently awarded the Printing Industries of America Education Award of Excellence. ...
Dean of Students Office Student Spotlight: Jason Swift article thumbnailDean of Students Office Student Spotlight: Jason SwiftJason Swift, a junior information systems major, is very involved in many areas on campus.  ...
2015 Gamma Phi Circus and Sibling Carnival, April 18 article thumbnail2015 Gamma Phi Circus and Sibling Carnival, April 18Join us for the annual Gamma Phi Circus Spring Shows, a Sibling Weekend tradition that features performances by the oldest collegiate circus in the nation. This year marks the 86th anniversary of the founding of Gamma Phi at Illinois State University in 1929 by Clifford " Pop" Horton. ...
ISU students launch National Electrical Contractors chapter article thumbnailISU students launch National Electrical Contractors chapterIllinois State is now home to one of 31 National Electrical Contractors Association student chapters in the U.S. and Canada. ...

Association News

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

New Effort Teaches Mathematical Thinking, but Homework Confuses ParentsAfter struggling through their children's homework this fall, parents who work as engineers at the Space Center voiced concern about the way, and the sometimes complex steps, their students are being taught math. ...
How Important Is Where You Start? Early Mathematics Knowledge and Later School SuccessChildren’s early skills are essential for their later success in school. Recent evidence highlights the importance of early mathematics, relative to reading and socioemotional skills, for elementary school achievement. Key advocacy groups for both early childhood and mathematics education have issued position statements on the importance of early mathematics, arguing that mathematics education for 3- to 6- year olds is essential to promoting future mathematics achievement. ...
Under Common Core, Teaching Simple Addition Takes a Full Minute, Texas Governor SaysNCTM President Diane Briars chats with PolitiFact to defend the Common Core. "Teachers have used techniques like splitting a number into parts of 10 for addition—rather than straight memorization—since the 1950s at least, and the research showing its benefits goes back to the 1920s. It has long been best practice for early childhood math." ...

National Science Teachers Association (NTSA)

NSF Grant to Promote Scientific Research Activities in SchoolsStudents and teachers will have the chance to engage in their own hands-on scientific research, thanks to a new five-year, $7.3 million "citizen science" initiative, led by North Carolina State University, from the National Science Foundation. ...
NSTA’s Citizen Science Brings Biology to LifeThe editors of NSTA’s new book Citizen Science have a straightforward goal: to inspire you to engage your students through public collaboration in scientific research—also known as citizen science. ...
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