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2015 Institute for the Advancement of Inquiry Based Science Teaching

For the third summer, Mathematics and Science Education (MSED) hosted the Institute for the Advancement of Inquiry Based Science Teaching (IAIBST) workshop. The event, sponsored by Intel China and Beijing and Normal University, is an annual two-week workshop that focuses on science subject matter and its interaction with engineering, using technology in science teaching, science inquiry, and nature of science. More »


Joy Kubarek Sandor - Photo by Michael Goss

Photo by Michael Goss

Is the Textbook Obsolete?

The science-learning landscape is shifting. As information becomes more readily available, learning environments become transformed with the help of technology and individuals take more ownership of their education in and out of the classroom. For example, the Maker Movement has helped the act of doing science and engineering become more accessible and achievable for a wider range of individuals. More »

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National Association for Research in Science Teaching Elects Judith S. Lederman to Board of Directors
Judith Sweeney Lederman, associate professor and director of teacher education, Mathematics and Science Education, was elected to... read more
MSED Presents Seven Workshops at National Science Teacher Association Conference
Faculty, alumni and Ph.D. candidates of the Mathematics and Science Education Department will present seven workshops at the... read more
MSED Alumni Ivan Ochoa and Julio Mendez Recognized at National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) 2017 Conference
The National Science Teachers Association Awards and Recognitions Committee selected Illinois Tech alumnus Julio Mendez as a... read more
Lederman Receives Distinguished Service Award at the 2017 National Science Teachers Conference
Norman Lederman, distinguished professor of mathematics and science education, will receive the Distinguished Service Award at... read more
Mathematics and Science Education Faculty Lead 2016 International STEM Forum in Shanghai, China
Leaders of the mathematics and science education department were chosen as keynote presenters for the International Forum on STEM... read more


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