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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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Redbird alum connects students, alums at Discover article thumbnailRedbird alum connects students, alums at DiscoverEach summer an increasing number of students from the College of Business and the School of Information Technology at Illinois State University serve as interns at Discover Financial Services. Many of these and other students become full-time employees of Discover upon graduation. ...
Family and Consumer Sciences to host Fashion at the Mansion, September 20 article thumbnailFamily and Consumer Sciences to host Fashion at the Mansion, September 20The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences will host Fashion at the Mansion on Saturday, September 20. All proceeds benefit the Dr. Tricia Widner Johnson Scholarship Fund. ...
IT alum Eric Chandler inducted into CAST Academy of Achievement article thumbnailIT alum Eric Chandler inducted into CAST Academy of AchievementThis year’s inductee into the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) Academy of Achievement from the School of Information Technology is Eric Chandler '94. ...
Robot wars at Old Union article thumbnailRobot wars at Old UnionFor one week in July, the Old Union building was the scene of robot wars, disemboweled computers, security breaches and other information technology mayhem.  ...
Video: Teamwork fuels Illinois State solar car article thumbnailVideo: Teamwork fuels Illinois State solar carThe students on Illinois State University's Solar Car Team spent the past year planning, building, and testing their new car. ...

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Mathematics for EquityMathematics for Equity book coverIn Mathematics for Equity: A Framework for Successful Practice, copublished with Teachers College Press, nationally renowned scholars join classroom teachers to share equity-oriented approaches that have been successful with urban high school mathematics students. Compiling for the first time major research findings and practitioner experiences from Railside High School, the volume describes the evolution of a fundamentally different conception of learners and teaching. The chapters bring together research and reflection on teacher collaboration and professional communities, student outcomes and mathematics classroom culture, reform curricula and pedagogy, and ongoing teacher development. ...
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. ...

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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