WKU presents research at international conference in Hawaii
|Date: Monday, July 15th, 2013||Return|
Students, faculty and staff in WKU’s GSKyTeach program, Psychology Department and School of Teacher Education presented a research poster and four research papers at the 2013 Education and Math and Engineering Technology Conference hosted by Hawaii University International Conferences in Honolulu June 10-12.
Drs. Pamela Jukes and Lisa Murley of the School of Teacher Education presented a research paper titled, “Technology and Teacher Candidates: Setting the Bar Higher.”
Dr. Lisa C. Duffin, Department of Psychology and SKyTeach, presented a research poster titled, “What Motivates People from STEM-Related Career Trajectories to Change to Teaching?”
GSKyTeach graduates Mollie Robertson and Lori Froedge presented research papers titled, “5E Instruction Model Workshop: The Underpinning of Extraordinary Mathematics Lessons” and “Grade Cam Making Grading as Easy as Snapping a Picture,” respectively. Both graduates were mentored by GSKyTeach Executive Director Dr. Martha M. Day. Dr. Day presented a research paper titled, “GSKyTeach at Western Kentucky University, Preparing STEM Teachers for Service in High-Needs High Schools.”
The GSKyTeach program was established in 2009 through a Teacher Quality Partnership grant from the U.S. Department of Education in an effort to improve the quality of mathematics, physics and chemistry teachers in high-needs high schools in Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Ky. To date, the GSKyTeach program has awarded master’s degrees to 29 individuals who are now serving as mathematics, physics and chemistry teachers in Louisville High Schools. The GSKyTeach program is jointly operated through Ogden College of Science and Engineering and the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at WKU.
Contact: Martha Day, (270) 745-4411.
History will be made on Nov. 29 when WKU will get its first chapter of SALUTE, a national honor society for student veterans. Seven charter members will be inducted into SALUTE at 5 p.m. in the Veterans Resource Center, 410 Tate Page Hall.
Three alumni from WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology who work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have been assigned to Puerto Rico to assist in post-hurricane recovery efforts.
On National Philanthropy Day, WKU’s Division of Development & Alumni Relations was rebranded as Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement; Laura Turner Dugas was named the 2017 Philanthropist of the Year; and a gift for diversity initiatives was announced.
WKU’s Forensics Team divided into three groups and traveled to Lebanon, Illinois; Normal, Illinois; and Jefferson City, Tennessee, to compete in six tournaments Nov. 11-12.
Students, faculty, and staff from the Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies (CHNGES) and Department of Geography & Geology recently attended national conferences in Arkansas and Washington state.
A bronze statue of longtime WKU supporter and Kentucky State Rep. Jody Richards of Bowling Green was unveiled on WKU’s main campus Monday (Nov. 6) in Jody Richards Hall.
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