Natasha Speer – Hugo Rossi Lecture (Nov 30)

<<Hugo Rossi Lecture Series Why did they think that? The use and development of mathematical knowledge for teaching at the undergraduate level Natasha Speer, University of Maine November 30, 2017  3:30pm reception and refreshments in 228 JWB 4pm lecture in 335 JWB This presentation is co-hosted by CSME and the Department of Mathematics   Abstract: When […]

Science Communication at the U – day of events (Oct 23)

The Graduate School, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Natural History Museum, and Center for Science and Mathematics Education are co-sponsoring a day of science communication events with NPR correspondents Joe Palca and Madeline Sofia:   Monday, October 23, 2017 9-10am – Science communication as a career – Madeline Sofia (for graduate students and postdocs – registration required) […]

Job opportunity: Professor of Educational Practice

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah invites applications for a career-line (non tenure-track) faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (Lecturer). We seek a model educator to help us provide a world-class education for every undergraduate student. The successful applicant will have: 1) a PhD or equivalent […]

ESE program kicks off

The Elementary STEM Endorsement (ESE) program kicked off the Fall semester with a field trip to the Great Salt Lake through the “Nature of Science & Engineering” course. Both cohorts of the ESE program met with the Great Salt Lake Institute at the Great Salt Lake Marina. They made winogradsky columns, tested the salinity of […]

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, […]