Grant for augmented reality boosts STEM teacher education at IU Southeast22nd July 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–STEM teacher education at IU Southeast has received a significant grant from the Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council at IU. The award in the amount of $18,000 will enable teacher candidates in the sciences to become familiar with augmented reality (AR) technology and to transform their STEM classrooms into spaces for …

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New recruits fill grant-funded STEM program for teachers of today and tomorrow25th February 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–How hot are STEM fields? In last year’s “Hoosier Hot 50” job rankings, 12 of the top 25 jobs involved STEM. Coming in at number two was education. That was good news for IU Southeast, which received a grant of $240,000 from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) to …

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Sumreen Asim wins award for research addressing fear of science in teacher ed11th April 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Sumreen Asim, assistant professor of education in the area of science and technology, received top honors for her poster presentation at the 2018 conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), held March 26-30 in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1990, SITE is an international association of individual …


School of Education receives grant to offer 12 free credit hours for Advance to Teaching and dual-credit candidates in STEM fields9th January 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast’s School of Education is offering 12 hours of free graduate tuition to students enrolled in the Advance to Teaching (A2T) and dual-credit pathways in STEM content areas. The offer is part of the school’s Growing Tomorrow’s STEM Teachers (GTST) initiative to enhance recruitment, preparation and advancement of highly-qualified …

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Breaking eggs for STEM and ENL teacher training25th August 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Learning the basic principles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields is hard enough for K-12 students. Now imagine trying to do it in a language you barely understand. Yet this is precisely what’s happening in schools across the country, as teachers cope with demands to provide STEM skills …

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Where art and science meet: IU Southeast professor probes boundaries of drawing30th December 2015

By Steven Krolak IU Southeast assistant professor of fine arts Emily Sheehan is fond of saying, “Drawing is thinking.” That linkage lies at the core of her approach, known more academically as cognitive drawing. Last fall Sheehan shared her method and vision with a group of scholars and artists from around the world in a …

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