News from WCER
Collaborating in a Virtual Engineering Internship
August 22, 2011
Teamwork and collaboration are vital skills for students to master.
Goldrick-Rab Receives Scholars Mentoring Award
August 15, 2011
Sara Goldrick-Rab has received a Scholars Mentoring Award from the William T. Grant Foundation.
The Challenge and Promise of Education Partnerships
August 15, 2011
Improving education means finding solutions to complex and entrenched challenges.
Game-Based Learning Webinars Scheduled
August 8, 2011
David Williamson Shaffer is among those scheduled to offer an online seminar for edWeb.net, a professional social network for the educators.
Grants Correlated with More Student Persistence
August 1, 2011
For the last three years, Sara Goldrick-Rab and Douglas Harris tracked a group of students who received grant money from the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars program.
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.
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.
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.
Reducing Vulnerability to Stereotype Threat
June 20, 2011
Students experience anxiety when confronted with a personally relevant stereotype that threatens their self-esteem or social identity.
Working Paper Series has Global Reach
June 14, 2011
The WCER Working Paper Series has reached 81 publications.
New Approaches to Performance Management and Value-Added in Urban Schools
June 10, 2011
More schools and districts around the country are using data at the school level to inform instructional decisions and support student learning. That’s a promising trend.
Affordability and College Attainment in Wisconsin Public Higher Education
June 7, 2011
Students, college administrators, faculty, and staff are invited to interact with researchers, policymakers, advocates, and philanthropists to discuss the challenges facing the State of Wisconsin in its efforts to grow a college-educated workforce.
Bridging Education and Cognitive Sciences
May 31, 2011
Mitchell Nathan recently participated in the first Latin American School for Education, Cognitive and Neural Sciences in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.