MST Times

Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Newsletter

Archive for November, 2009

Edward Silver, MST Distinguished Alumnus

By • Nov 19th, 2009 • Category: Mathematics Education

We are proud to Recognize Dr. Edward Silver with the 2008-2009 MST Distinguished Alumnus award. Each year, the MST department honors an alumnus with both prolific and distinctive contributions to the field of Mathematics, Science and Technology. Congratulations, Dr. Silver! “I realized that my learning was up to me and did not depend only on [...]



Earth2Class Workshops Celebrate 100th Session

By • Nov 19th, 2009 • Category: Science Education

Earth2Class Workshops for Teachers at the Lamont- Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University have provided opportunities for classroom teachers and research scientists to interact since 1998.  This December’s program will be the historic 100th program. Dr. Michael J. Passow (MAT ’71, Ed.D. ’74) founded E2C and continues to organize each session. More than 60 [...]



Gillian ‘Gus’ Andrews, CCTE Current Doctoral Student

By • Nov 19th, 2009 • Category: Communication, Computing, and Technology Education

Andrews spent her formative years in southern California precociously engaging the world. She followed in familial footsteps by attending Polytechnic School, a private prep school in Pasadena, California. Her mother and grandmother both worked at Polytechnic School, and her father worked at California Institute of Technology across the street. Andrews’ grandfather, an IBM employee, introduced [...]



Recent Publications & Presentations

By • Nov 19th, 2009 • Category: Publications & Presentations

Bloom, L. (2009, November). Continent-to-Continent: Global Connectivity for Learning. Presented at the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2009), Madrid, Spain. Bloom, L. (2009, December). Continent-to-Continent: Global Connectivity for Learning. Presented at the International Conference on Technology Supported Learning & Training: Online EDUCA, Berlin, Germany. Fulton, D. G. (2009). Setting a Phylogenetic Framework [...]



CCTE Mobile Phone Learning Course Generating Buzz

By • Nov 19th, 2009 • Category: Communication, Computing, and Technology Education

TC’s Mobile Phone Learning course, taught by Nabeel Ahmad and Dominic Mentor in the Communication, Computing, and Technology in Education (CCTE) program, generated press coverage after its first offering this summer. The course was featured on the front page of the TC website, in an interview with ABC TV and on a national radio show [...]



Welcome Professor Joey Lee!

By • Nov 18th, 2009 • Category: Communication, Computing, and Technology Education, Lead Story

The Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology is proud to welcome new faculty member Dr. Joey Lee to the Communication, Computing and Technology in Education Program. His research interests explore identity, culture, and video games as designed spaces for learning. “I hope to launch a research trajectory around games for change or games for good. [...]



Announcements

By • Nov 18th, 2009 • Category: Announcements

CCTE Students and Faculty Awarded $150,000 Grant for Smoking Cessation Want to quit smoking? There’s an app for that. Professor Chuck Kinzer, along with Nisha Alex, Azadeh Jamalian, Pazit Levitan and Jessica Mezei are in the process of creating a game called Lit: An Intervention for Nicotine Smokers. The $150,000 project is funded by the [...]



Accomplishments

By • Nov 18th, 2009 • Category: Announcements

Professor Emeritus Herbert J. Stoltze, Ed.D. 1968, was awarded a $75,000 grant for the 2009 – 2010 school year by the Chicago Public School’s Office of Academic Enhancement. The grant provides fast paced high school courses and enrichment classes in Algebra, Biology, and Mysteries of Physics to 150 seventh and eighth grade gifted students. The [...]