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Chemistry course gets tune-up to boost student learning

Dec. 13, 2016

Using lessons from education research and capitolizing on successes from the CLUE curriculum, Amy Palmer has developed an exciting new introductory chemistry course that brings student engagement and chemistry identity to the forefront. With help from Robert Parson and Allie Hunter, this course adheres to the CLUE tradition of focusing on what students need to know in their major.Read more »
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Best Should Teach Lecture and Awards, August 25

Aug. 19, 2016

The Best Should Teach Initiative celebrates excellence in teaching and supports the preparation of faculty and public school teachers in their disciplinary fields. On August 25th, join fellow educators for an awards ceremony and a Keynote given by Dr. Daniel Solórzano.Read more »
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8th Annual Symposium on STEM Education Sept 28th, 2016

Aug. 15, 2016

The Center for STEM Learning at the University of Colorado Boulder invites you to save the date for the 8th Annual Symposium on STEM Education. -- Wednesday, September 28, 2016 -- 3:00 P.M. - 7:00 p.m. -- Location: TBD --- Celebrating excellence and commitment to STEM education, student engagement and... Read more »
Geralyn Romero cuts ribbon next to Beth Stade at Geometry Park Opening

Tape cut on Geometry Point in Romero Park, Lafayette, CO

May 26, 2016

Built by over 100 students, faculty, and community members, Geometry Point at Romero Park in Lafayette, CO is now open. This creation of math and art inspires STEM learning in a beautiful and public place.Read more »
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CSL Featured at Congressional showcase of NSF programs.

April 27, 2016

NSF Director, Fance A. Córdova, in attendance at an exhibition in Washington DC held by the Coalition for National Science Funding ( CNSF ) where Noah Finkelstein represented CSL and the Network of STEM Education Centers ( NSEC ).Read more »
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Geometry Park, outdoor STEM partnership between CU and the city of Lafayette

March 12, 2016

Raising community awareness of STEM with the city of Lafayette, Beth Stade manages an artful and mathematically rich project for the Center for STEM Learning in partnership with CU Outreach and Engagement, and the CU School of Engineering.Read more »
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Chancellor's Award for Excellence in STEM Education

Feb. 24, 2016

Supporting faculty and graduate student engagement in innovative research on student learning and implementation of research-based STEM education programs and initiatives. Awards available now for faculty and grad students; accepting applications till April 15th, 2016.Read more »
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New approach to introductory science

Feb. 9, 2016

Mike Klymkowsky and Eric Stade of CU Boulder, as well as Melanie Cooper of Michigan State University, find that students understand imporatant course concepts "measurably better" thanks to revamped introductory courses and materials.Read more »
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CU Boulder Learning Assistants featured on NPR

Feb. 4, 2016

At CU Boulder, the Learning Assistant program is inpsiring students to consider a career in education while improving learning experiences and outcomes across campus.Read more »
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Cutting costs for students while improving learning

Dec. 11, 2015

"Chemistry, Life, the Universe and Everything," supported by the Association of American Universities and developed by CU professor Mike Klymkowsky and MSU professor Melanie Cooper, improves learning in chemistry while saving nearly a million dollars of student monies each semester.Read more »

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