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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.

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Jan Murphy named interim dean of CAST article thumbnailJan Murphy named interim dean of CASTIllinois State University’s Provost Janet Krejci announced the appointment of Jan Murphy as interim dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST).  ...
Horticulture Center hosts 10th annual Autumnal Festival article thumbnailHorticulture Center hosts 10th annual Autumnal FestivalIllinois State University’s Horticulture Center will hold its 10th annual Autumnal Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19.  ...
Fresh FAVs deadline September 16 article thumbnailFresh FAVs deadline September 16Forget the grocery store. Fresh FAVs is a program that brings fruits and vegetables right to campus. Open to students, faculty, staff, and retirees, Fresh FAVs offers low-cost, high-quality produce once a week for eight weeks. ...
Dean Jeff Wood to retire from Illinois State University article thumbnailDean Jeff Wood to retire from Illinois State UniversityIllinois State University’s Dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) Jeffrey Wood announced that he will retire from the University, effective August 31. A retirement reception will be August 31.  ...
Criminal justice sciences major studies abroad in the United Kingdom article thumbnailCriminal justice sciences major studies abroad in the United KingdomIllinois State University criminal justice sciences major Magaly Avila writes about her recent study abroad experience in the United Kingdom. ...

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What is Integrated STEM Education?

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

NCTM Members Contribute to Smarter Balanced Task WritingThree NCTM members participated in a workshop in August organized and presented by the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Curtis Center and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) to help develop new performance tasks for SBAC’s next generation of Common Core aligned end-of-year exam to be used by 20 states. ...
New York Principal: Make No Mistake, Common Core Is Raising the Bar In My DistrictI'm going to come right out and say it: Common Core is working in my district. I understand this is not the perception everywhere - especially here on Long Island. In my district the key factors that played a role in our successful transition were ongoing attendance at training sessions in Albany, along with ownership and adaptation of curriculum aligned with higher standards. ...
Beyond the Bubbling Volcano: Secrets to Successful Science Fair ProjectsIf you could help your child with a school assignment that teaches new concepts, develops critical thinking and provides an opportunity for fun and creativity, you'd jump on it, right? ...

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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