Tuesday, July 9, 2013

UNC Tapped to Transform STEM Education

Carolina has been named one of eight project sites to improve the quality of undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Association of American Universities (AAU) awarded $500,000 to bolster an ongoing initiative in the College of Arts and Sciences to enhance introductory science education in biology, chemistry, and physics. Innovative instructional techniques and technologies will flip the format of large classes so that lectures are viewed before coming to class and scheduled meeting times involve interactive activities. The grant will enable UNC to hire additional science education lecturers and provide training for both junior and senior faculty through the Center for Faculty Excellence. The AAU plans to create a national STEM network to share best practices. Read more »