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  • Bellwood Antis Hosts STEM Night

    Bellwood-Antis School District hosted a STEM night and a group of 8th grade student showcased their innovative project which involved generating and storing energy by using a shoe. Their project idea came from 8th grade science teacher, Travis Martin, CSATS Fellow, who worked in an engineering research lab at Penn State University Park during summer 2016.

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  • Pennsylvania Department of Education Announces the Creation of Regional STEM Ecosystem

    Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced that it has received national recognition for another Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) ecosystem in the commonwealth, bringing the total of formally-recognized regional ecosystems to five. “There are abundant opportunities available for careers in STEM fields, and we know that students interested in these fields deserve access to training programs and cooperatives that can help them develop needed skills and knowledge,” Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera said. “These regional ecosystems bring STEM education to communities across the commonwealth, providing students from all areas with the resources and tools they need to pursue an interest in science and technology.”

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  • Laurel Highlands teacher benefits from Penn State developmental program

    A Penn State University program providing a "pipeline" for teachers to professional development in science, technology, engineering and math or STEM education was a primary topic at Tuesday's Fayette Business Education Partnership meeting at Penn State-Fayette, The Eberly Campus, in Lemont Furnace.

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  • Workshop trains teachers to incorporate climate change research into classrooms

    A workshop was held last week at Penn State that gave 15 middle and high school teachers the chance to participate and collaborate with polar research scientists, educators and more. The idea was to teach climate change information to educators with the hope that they could use the information in class curriculum and inspire students to take an active interest in climate change research.

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  • Penn State Study Looks at Failure in Elementary Engineering Classrooms

    Matt Johnson likes sports. He used to play baseball, basketball, and football; after college, he took up golf; and today, having just completed a Ph.D. in education at The Pennsylvania State University, he says that sports experience has shaped both his personal philosophy and his dissertation research. “As a serious competitor, failure doesn’t discourage me, it makes me want to improve,” he says. “So why do schools place such a stigma on failure?”

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  • CSATS connects researchers with K-12 schools

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Twelve years ago, the Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS) was established in the College of Education. A University-wide center, CSATS assists Penn State researchers with their grant endeavors and connects them with K-12 schools to promote research-based professional development opportunities for teachers.

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  • Students Participate in Wind Turbine Design Competition

    INGATE - When it comes to competition, middle school students in the Londonderry School science club said it’s “friendly.” So, when eighth-grader Seth Carter went out of his way to help another competing team from the same Harrisburg-based school he attends, on a wind turbine project, it wasn’t that big of a deal. 

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  • Students get ASSIST with research

    TYRONE - Most students spend their summers visiting area swimming pools or improving their tans, but a pair from Tyrone Area High School chose to spend last year’s vacation immersed in academics. Eniors Gabriella McCracken, 18, and Erika Voyzey, 17, told Tyrone Area School Board member this week about their involvement in the National Science Foundation’s ASSIST program.

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  • Center for Science and the Schools aspires to help grant-seeking researchers

    Grants from the federal government and other sources can ease the strain on a researcher whose entire research program and sometimes promotion and tenure can depend on such funding. CSATS Penn State’s Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS) works with faculty researchers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields to provide guidance to meet the broader impacts (BI) requirements of grant-funding agencies.

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  • Center for Science and the Schools promotes teacher education with STEM colleges

    The Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS), a University-wide center based in Penn State’s College of Education, uses knowledge and experiences of science and engineering education to develop and foster teacher-researcher partnerships that strengthen science and engineering education at all levels.

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  • Penn State facilitates relationship between PA and Ghana school

    Two Penn State science education researchers recently spent three weeks in Ghana to facilitate a cooperative educational program between American and Ghanaian K-12 students in the study of disease outbreaks.

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  • CarbonEARTH Program Facilitates Science Education, Teaching

    University Park, Pa. -- Faculty in Penn State's Eberly College of Science and the Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS) in the College of Education have launched a new program to develop graduate expertise in science communication by incorporating science and technology research into local elementary and junior high school classrooms.

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  • Workshops Connect Penn State Faculty with Science Teachers

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.—Penn State’s Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS) works to strengthen science and technology education in K–12 schools. One way CSATS achieves this goal is through a special science outreach program called Saturday Science Workshops.

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