Video Game Teaches Systems Biology

July 25, 2011

Virulent is a new action and strategy computer game designed to teach key concepts in systems biology.

Nathan Appointed to National STEM Committee

July 18, 2011

Mitchell Nathan has been appointed to a National Academy of Engineering/ National Academy of Sciences Committee on Integrated STEM Education.

Douglas Harris in the Kalamazoo Gazette

July 15, 2011

Douglas Harris comments on a controversial package of tenure reform laws approved by the Michigan Legislature and to be signed into law (Kalamazoo Gazette, 15 July).

Adam Gamoran in the Wisconsin State Journal

July 12, 2011

Adam Gamoran comments on a new initiative to reform how Wisconsin schools are held accountable (Wisconsin State Journal, 12 July).

Sara Goldrick-Rab on the

July 12, 2011

Sara Goldrick-Rab and Douglas Harris find that scarce Pell grant dollars should be targeted to the neediest students ( 12 July).

Battle of the Virons

July 11, 2011

You can learn about cell biology by playing the new online game Virulent.

When a student is an unmarried parent

July 11, 2011

Unmarried parents who attend college face obstacles of money and time. Parenting young children while also attending college creates difficulties that are different from those faced by traditional students.

Sara Goldrick-Rab in Marketplace

July 8, 2011

Sara Goldrick-Rab says the rising cost of college tuition will discourage more students from low income families (Marketplace, 8 July).

Sara Goldrick-Rab and Douglas Harris in the Wisconsin State Journal

July 7, 2011

Sara Goldrick-Rab and Douglas Harris find that disadvantaged students were more likely to stay in college if they received a grant from the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars program (Wisconsin State Journal 7 July).

Doug Harris in the New York Times

July 4, 2011

Doug Harris comments on the NEA’s decision to include evidence of student learning in teacher evaluations (New York Times, 4 July)

Bradley Carl in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

July 2, 2011

If there were a magic answer for how to best evaluate teacher effectiveness, somebody would have thought of it a long time ago, says the VARC project’s Bradley Carl (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 July).

Adam Gamoran in Education Week

July 1, 2011

Adam Gamoran comments on proposals for ways to make randomized controlled trial studies more affordable (Education Week, 1 July).

Applying Insights from Faculty Teaching to SMET Reforms

July 1, 2011

Policymakers and educators engaged in math and science reform are challenged to fully understand college level teaching practices.

Adam Gamoran in Education Week

June 27, 2011

Policymakers should create new assessments for all STEM subjects, says new a report issued by an NRC committee chaired by Adam Gamoran (Education Week, 27 June)

Adam Gamoran in the AAAS Science Insider

June 23, 2011

A National Research Council committee chaired by Adam Gamoran reports on ways school can adopt the elements needed for a top-quality science program (AAAS Science Insider, 23 June).