STEM Teaching and Learning
Michigan Tech researchers examine the factors that affect teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) material. We study the methods that are most effective for teaching scientific and mathematical concepts by working with undergraduate students, pre-service teachers, professional educators, and the general public, with the goal of improving the learning process.
This research project, funded by the National Science Foundation through the Math and Science Partnership program, is designed to improve the earth science content and pedagogical knowledge of K–12 teachers. Michigan Tech researchers work with teachers from Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Jackson to improve teacher understanding of inquiry-based learning, to support teacher leadership, and to create institutional change in schools and universities.