MST Times

Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Newsletter

Archive for March, 2011

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Robbie McClintock, CCTE Program

By • Mar 28th, 2011 • Category: Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, Lead Story

After over 40 years of teaching at Teachers College, Robbie McClintock, the John L. and Sue Ann Weinberg Professor in the Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education, is retiring this semester. Growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, just across the Delaware near Princeton, he reflects on his childhood as pleasant and semi-rural. During [...]

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Jenny Ingber, Ph.D. Science Education, 2009

By • Mar 28th, 2011 • Category: Science Education

Dr. Jenny Ingber, a recent graduate of the Science Education program, grew up outside of Chicago in a suburb called Arlington Heights. Her parents helped fuel her love of science by taking the family to Chicago’s many museums and aquariums. During elementary and secondary school, Jenny was recognized for her excellence in science and was [...]

Current Student Spotlight: Nathan Alexander, Doctoral Student in Mathematics Education Program

By • Mar 28th, 2011 • Category: Mathematics Education

The future looks bright for Nathan Alexander, who is finishing up his second year towards his Ph.D. degree in the Mathematics Education Program. Growing up in North Carolina, he has a southern charm rarely found above the Mason-Dixon Line. Nathan has been an intellectual his entire life. In elementary and middle school, he played the [...]

Mathematics Education Study Tour of India: January 4 – 17, 2011

By • Mar 28th, 2011 • Category: Mathematics Education

Dr. Stuart Weinberg and Dr. Lisa Evered visited India along with fifteen graduate students from the Mathematics Education Program to participate in epiSTEME’s 4th international conference in “Research on Science, Technology and Mathematics Education” at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) in Mumbai. The epiSTEME conference was unique as [...]

Mathematics in American Colleges: “Winning the Future” Forum

By • Mar 28th, 2011 • Category: Mathematics Education

by Heather Gould, Mathematics Education On Saturday, February 12, 2011, the Program in Mathematics at Teachers College presented a forum entitled “Mathematics in American Colleges: ‘Winning the Future’.” The program featured four former university presidents and presidential advisors, each a current visiting professor in the Program in Mathematics Education. This event was free-of-charge and open [...]

CCTE’s IDesign Lab Opens Up for Public School 2nd Graders in the Community

By • Mar 28th, 2011 • Category: Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design

Communication, Computing and Technology in Education (CCTE) graduate students have developed technology activities that allow community 2nd graders from PS 36 to express their knowledge of science concepts. In collaboration with the Hollingworth Science Outreach for Young Learners project and PS 36 second grade teachers, CCTE students are introducing these youngsters to past and present [...]

Recent Science Education Graduates to Present at the 2011 NSTA National Conference

By • Mar 28th, 2011 • Category: Science Education

Dr. Jessica Riccio is proud and excited to share that two groups of students from the 2010 Science Preservice Cohort will be presenting action research projects that they created in MSTC 4761 at the 2011 NSTA National Conference in San Francisco, CA. The first group is titled, The Importance of Effective Communication Between Teachers and [...]

Accomplishments & Announcements

By • Mar 28th, 2011 • Category: Accomplishments, Announcements

Dr. Christopher Emdin, named the “hip-hop educator” by Arrive Magazine, has had a busy year. He appeared twice on Fox News regarding New York City school closings and its implications. He was also highlighted in TC Today under the title The Hip-Hop Hypothesis and TC Record in a video interview regarding his paper, Hip-Hop, the [...]

Recent Publications & Presentations

By • Mar 28th, 2011 • Category: Publications & Presentations

Anderson, O.R. & Contino, J. (2010). A study of teacher-mediated enhancement of students’ organization of Earth science knowledge using web diagrams as a teaching device. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 21(6), 683-701. Catlin, J. N. (2011, April). University-school partnerships preparing urban K-12 students for a global society. NARST Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. Chan, M. (2011, [...]