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Dr. Nick Wasserman Interviewed for Podcast on STEM Education

By • May 15th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Mathematics Education, MST Announcement

Nick Wasserman is an Assistant Professor in the department of Mathematics, Science and Technology, specializing in Mathematics Education. Dr. Wasserman was recently interviewed by Math Ed, a website designed to bring greater visibility and connectedness to mathematics education research, about his recent paper on STEM education. His work is an example of research that attempts [...]



MST Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Daniel Hoffman, Ph.D., Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, 2013

By • Jan 6th, 2015 • Category: Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design

Since graduating from the Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design program in May of 2013, Dan Hoffman has been working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). As a junior faculty member, Dan has enjoyed a range of opportunities to research, teach, and [...]



MST Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Hector Rosario, Ph.D., Mathematics Education, 2003

By • Jan 6th, 2015 • Category: Mathematics Education

Hector Rosario (Ph.D., 2003) is a professor of mathematics at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. He recently co-edited Mathematics and Its Teaching in the Southern Americas, an anthology of 17 countries – and 34 authors – launched last October during a symposium on mathematics education in Latin America. The last such anthology was [...]



Recent Publications and Presentations

By • Jan 6th, 2015 • Category: Publications & Presentations

Anderson, O. R. Progress in Application of the Neurosciences to an Understanding of   HumanLearning: The Challenge of Finding a Middle-ground Neuroeducational Theory. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. 12: 475-492. Anderson, O. R. Living together in the plankton: A survey of marine protist symbioses. Acta Protozoologica. 53: 29-38. (2014). Anderson, O. R.  Survey [...]



MST Student Spotlight: Nicole Fletcher, Mathematics Education, Ph.D. Candidate, Spring 2015

By • Jan 6th, 2015 • Category: Mathematics Education

Nicole Fletcher has not followed the traditional academic or professional trajectories of  mathematics educators. Presently a doctoral candidate in the Mathematics Education Ph.D. program at Teachers College, Nicole plans to defend her dissertation in the spring of 2015. She began her professional career across the globe as an English educator with first and second year [...]



MST Student Spotlight: Rajwant K. Sandhu, Recipient of the Ruth L. Gottesman Math & Science Education Scholarship Fund

By • Jan 6th, 2015 • Category: Science Education

Rajwant Sandhu is an extremely intelligent young woman with grit and determination—she has earned many academic accolades, and has overcome various extraordinary personal and professional obstacles while striving for excellence. These culminating experiences have prepared Rajwant well to participate in graduate studies at Teachers College, in which she is currently pursuing an M.A. in Science [...]



Mathematics Profesor, Dr. Erica N. Walker, Publishes New Book, Beyond Banneker: Black Mathematicians and the Paths to Excellence

By • Jan 6th, 2015 • Category: Mathematics Education

In Beyond Banneker: Black Mathematicians and the Paths to Excellence, Dr. Erica N. Walker presents a compelling story of Black mathematical excellence in the United States. Much of the research and discourse about Blacks and mathematics focuses on underachievement; by documenting in detail the lives, educations, and professional experiences of Black mathematicians, this book broadens [...]



2nd Annual Columbus Day Mathematics Symposium: Mathematics Education in Latin America

By • Jan 6th, 2015 • Category: Mathematics Education

On October 13, 2014, a full-day conference focused on mathematics education in Latin America was held at Teachers College, Columbia University. This Columbus Day Symposium was held in honor of Dr. Ubiratan D’Ambrosio of Campinas University, Brazil. He was presented with the International Mathematics Education Achievement Award at the Symposium via Skype. The event started [...]



Dr. Jessica Riccio and Dr. Janell Catlin Share Pedagogy and Practice with Indonesian Educators

By • Jan 6th, 2015 • Category: Science Education

MST Faculty Share Pedagogy and Practice with Indonesian Educators by Dr. Donald G. Fulton The Center for the Environment, Economy, and Society at Columbia University and the Institut Pertanian Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, were awarded funding by the United States Agency for International Development for a comprehensive strategic program to improve STEM education in Indonesian [...]



MST Student Spotlight: Emily Bailin, Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design

By • Jan 6th, 2015 • Category: Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design

Emily Bailin is a fourth year doctoral student in the Communication, Media, and Learning Design Technologies (CMLTD) program. She was born and raised in New York City. Emily received her B.A. in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Dickinson College in 2007 and earned her M.Ed. in Education, Culture and Society from the University of Pennsylvania [...]