Spring 2015

In response to the launching of Sputnik almost 60 years ago, the US has struggled to reform school mathematics. We've spent large sums of money on new curricula, teacher training and technology. What seems to be working, and what remains to be done?


There will be no MSTE Friday Lunch on Friday, May 8, 2015.

Good luck on final exams!


Brenda Pacey, University of Illinois Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Affiliate Director, provides brief history of the growth of PLTW high school, middle school, elementary STEM curriculum program implementations across the state  - from 12 high schools in 2004-05 to over 200 K-12 schools and 35,000 students in 2014-15. Join us for reflections and observations about the impact of PLTW STEM participation on students.


A couple of weeks before preparing his students for the May 2014 Advanced Placement Statistics test, Lucas Allen read about the Johns Hopkins Data Science Specialization on Coursera. Despite never having taken a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) previously, he immediately signed up for the 10 course sequence, devoting all of his summer break to it.


There will be no MSTE Friday Lunch on Friday, April 17, 2015


Each year, over one million college students enroll in math classes that do not count towards degree credit and serve to delay their time to graduation and use up resources. This talk provides a brief introduction to the major issues and trends related to these pre-college level math classes and then outlines a current effort to help accelerate students through these classes. This will include initial data from a study examining student experiences in this class.


The 3rd annual Community & Campus Day of Service (CCDOS) will kick off National Volunteer Week once again on April 11, 2015. Hundreds of volunteers participate in this community-wide event each year, logging thousands of hours of volunteering time on this day alone.


There will be no MSTE Friday Lunch on Friday, March 27, 2015.


There will be no MSTE Friday Lunch on Friday, March 20, 2015,


There will be no MSTE Friday Lunch on Friday, March 13, 2015


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