Director’s Message – June 2017

    Dear Friends,   As we leave the hustle and bustle of the academic year behind, I welcome the opportunity to contemplate and discuss with you our work at the CSME.  Over these past two and a half years as Director, I have been privileged to work with many exceptionally talented and dedicated people, […]

Inclusive Excellence grant awarded by HHMI

  We are pleased to announce that the University of Utah is one of 24 institutions nationwide to receive a $1 million grant through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence initiative. The initiative aims to “help increase the capacity of colleges and universities to effectively engage all students, so that they can be successful in science, […]

CSME wraps up another successful year

The 2016-2017 year was a productive one at CSME and included several key milestones and accomplishments, such as: MSSST graduated 16 students and started a new cohort with 19 more 35 teachers finished the Elementary STEM Endorsement The Workshop on Math and Earth Science from Navajo and Western Perspectives included 19 teacher participants The SEEd […]

2017 Summer internship program places 14 students

The College of Science Internship Program, launched in Summer 2016, has placed 14 students in Summer internships for 2017. Congratulations, students! Employers who hired students in Summer 2017 include: HEAL Utah Momentum Recycling Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District Salt Lake County Noxious Weed Program STEM Action Center UofU INSPIRE Program Utah Division of Air […]

Science fair students succeed at ISEF

The Salt Lake Valley Science & Engineering Fair (SLVSEF) was held in March 2017 at Rice-Eccles Stadium; 6 top projects progressed to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles in May.   We are pleased to announce that four SLVSEF students won awards at ISEF.  Alex Sun, Hillcrest High School, and Emma Sun, […]

Hugo Rossi Lecture Series seeks nominations

  The CSME is now accepting nominations for the 2017-2018 Hugo Rossi Lecture Series!   The Lecture Series is designed to bridge the College of Science and College of Education. In 2017-2018, CSME will host up to 6 speakers whose research focuses on math/science undergraduate education and/or the preparation of math/science teachers.   For additional information […]

In the Spotlight: REFUGES Bridge Program

Since its establishment, the overall goal of REFUGES has been to provide a comprehensive support system for under-served students that includes foundational academic and social support, as well as assistance to successfully transition to college. The Bridge Program, one of the components of REFUGES, is designed for incoming University of Utah freshmen who are from […]

Pearl Sandick leads CSME Exchange

The Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME) is pleased to present the CSME Exchange, an interactive brown bag discussion for UofU faculty, instructors and staff. The next CSME Exchange is: Supporting Women in STEM Pearl Sandick (Physics & Astronomy) Thursday, April 13, 2017 INSCC room 345 12-1pm Lunch will be provided!     Join us for […]

2017 Physics & Astronomy REU Program

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah offers a research experience program where undergraduate students work closely with a faculty mentor and their research group on an individual project. All interested students are invited to apply for this 10-week summer program. The 2017 summer REU program will run from May 31 – […]

Navajo Math Circles documentary screening at UofU

The Association for Women in Mathematics and the Center for Science and Mathematics Education are pleased to announce a showing of the documentary film: Navajo Math Circles Directed by George Paul Csicsery Highlighting the special connections between Navajo culture, natural beauty, and mathematics, the Navajo Math Circles project summons applications of math in Native culture […]