Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

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Welcome to the Department of STEM

We offer an undergraduate degree with a double major in STEM Education and Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, or Earth Science as well as a stand-alone major in STEM Education.  The department also offers a Masters of Science degree in STEM Education.

Our mission is to engage in scholarship, teaching, and service that is innovative and contributes to improving the quality of P20 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

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    • Feb
Faculty and students from the UK College of Education recently held a family math night at Lexington’s Beaumont Middle School, with more than 550 participants. The purpose of Family Math Nights is to increase parental involvement in mathematics and to target struggling students by encouraging more family involvement at home through fun, targeted math games. This was the third Family Math...
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    • Feb
  Dr. Margaret Mohr-Schroeder serves on the executive board of directors of the School Science and Mathematics Association. She edited the first proceedings book for the organization, published in November. STEM faculty (Drs. Molly Fisher, Rebecca McNall Krall, Margaret Mohr-Schroeder and Jennifer Wilhelm) and students (Maureen Cavalcanti, Kayla Blyman, Thomas Roberts, Bean, Cole, Kumar, Lamar, Mabson and Peake) recently presented at the...
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    • Feb
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the School of Education at Virginia Tech and the College of Education at the University of Kentucky $1.3 million to implement and evaluate an inquiry-based after school program for middle school students in rural Appalachia. The three-year project, titled "Studio STEM: Engaging Middle School Students in Networked Science and Engineering Projects," uses engineering...
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