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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.


Smart Grid for Schools Workshop8/2/14 at 9:00 AMSee Event Website - Online
Smart Grid for Schools Workshop8/4/14 at 9:00 AMSee Event Website - Online
Smart Grid for Schools Workshop8/6/14 at 9:00 AMSee Event Website - Online
Smart Grid for Schools Workshop8/9/14 at 9:00 AMSee Event Website - Online
Smart Grid for Schools Workshop8/13/14 at 9:00 AMSee Event Website - Online


Technology chair receives Distinguished Service Award article thumbnailTechnology chair receives Distinguished Service AwardDepartment of Technology chair Theodore Branoff was presented with the Distinguished Service Award of the Engineering Design Graphics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education on June 17. ...
Branoff named Department of Technology chair article thumbnailBranoff named Department of Technology chairTheodore Branoff has been announced as the new chairperson of the Department of Technology. Branoff began his duties July 1. ...
ISU renewable energy students present at Solar 2014 article thumbnailISU renewable energy students present at Solar 2014Illinois State University renewable energy students Zach Rose, Evan Daebel, and Jamie Cross '13 presented papers at Solar 2014, one of the largest solar conferences, which was held in July in San Francisco.  ...
ISU students attend International Technology and Engineering Educators Association Conference article thumbnailISU students attend International Technology and Engineering Educators Association ConferenceNine Illinois State Technology & Engineering Education Collegiate Association (TEECA) members drove to and from Orlando, Florida, in March to participate in the 76th Annual International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Conference. ...
Technology student interns at Savannah River Remediation article thumbnailTechnology student interns at Savannah River RemediationIn May Karim Daiya, a Technology Department graduate student studying project management, began working as a project manager intern at Savannah River Remediation (SRR) LLC in Aiken, South Carolina. ...

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What is Integrated STEM Education?

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

The Counterfeit Bill ProblemTCM Blog - Stack of Bills“I am often asked what the best way is to start the school year” writes Angela T. Barlow in the latest Teaching Children Mathematics blog. “My answer is always, ‘With a problem, of course!’ Not just any problem will do, though, as I want a problem that will spark discussion by eliciting a variety of solutions and/or solution strategies.” Math Tasks to Talk About ...
Core TruthsDiane J. Briars, NCTM PresidentA little more than four years ago I was sitting with a small group of mathematics educators in the Peachtree Ridge High School auditorium in Suwanee, Georgia, for the release of the Common Core State Standards. Governors, state and district education leaders, business leaders, teacher union leaders, and a number of classroom teachers all described their strong support for CCSS and how having common, rigorous, world-class college- and career-ready standards would benefit both their students and the nation. Read more. ...
Procedural Fluency in MathematicsNCTM Logo

“To develop procedural fluency, students need experience in integrating concepts and procedures and building on familiar procedures as they create their own informal strategies and procedures,” according to a new position statement from NCTM. “Students need opportunities to justify both informal strategies and commonly used procedures mathematically, to support and justify their choices of appropriate procedures, and to strengthen their understanding and skill through distributed practice.” Procedural Fluency in Mathematics 


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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