STEM education

CU-Boulder a leading host of Brazilian ‘Scientific Mobility’ students

The University of Colorado Boulder shares the No. 3 rank among 238 higher education institutions in the nation for hosting students of Brazil’s Scientific Mobility Undergraduate Program.

The data, released last month by the Institute of International Education, or IIE, shows that CU-Boulder is home to 32 students through the program. Iowa State University also is hosting 32 students. 

Learning assistant helps transform classes

Over the past decade, the University of Colorado Boulder has established itself as a national leader in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, education.

Through its Learning Assistant and CU Teach programs and Integrating STEM initiative, CU-Boulder is making great progress on its goal of improving introductory math and science classes and recruiting and training future K-12 science teachers.

Innovative CU-Boulder programs are transforming science and math education

Responding to a national crisis, CU-Boulder is putting a fresh face on how science and math courses are taught. One of those faces is Sarah Berger, who likes teaching and teaches well. But she is neither a faculty member nor a graduate-student teaching assistant. She is a sophomore in biochemistry and a learning assistant— or LA.

As she explains, students are comfortable with her because “they know that I don’t have all the answers either, so they don’t feel like I’ll think their questions are silly or dumb.”

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