Apply by May 18 to be an HHMI Faculty Fellow

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Science & Engineering Fair finalists head to international competition

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Jessica Dwyer receives award from Utah Science Teachers Association

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Each year, the Utah Science Teachers Association (UtSTA) gives numerous awards to outstanding educators in Utah.  The award recipients are chosen from nominations sent by fellow teachers, administrators, and district personnel.   We are pleased to announce that Jessica Dwyer, Academic Program Manager at the CSME, received the 2018 UtSTA Higher Education Award.   Jess […]


Charles (Butch) Atwood leads CSME Exchange (Apr 5)

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The Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME) is pleased to present the CSME Exchange, an interactive brown bag discussion for faculty, students, and staff. The next CSME Exchange is: One Last Visit to the Effects of Homework Mediated Metacognition   Charles (Butch) Atwood – Chemistry Thursday, April 5, 2018 CSC Tutoring Center (210) 12:30-1:30pm Join us […]


Active Learning Workshop (Apr 12)

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<<Hugo Rossi Lecture Series Engaging Students and Making Classrooms Inclusive A workshop presented by Kimberly D. Tanner (San Francisco State University) Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 10:30am-12:00pm in CSC 104     How students personally experience learning environments strongly influences engagement, motivation, sense of belonging, and conceptual learning. In this interactive workshop, participants will experience multiple examples of how […]


Kimberly Tanner – Hugo Rossi Lecture (Apr 12)

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<<Hugo Rossi Lecture Series Collectively Improving Our Teaching: Department-wide Efforts in Scientific Teaching that Produced Classroom Transformations, Unanticipated Discoveries, and Scholarly Publications Kimberly D. Tanner, San Francisco State University Thursday, April 12, 2018 in ASB 210 3:30pm reception 4-5pm lecture This presentation is co-hosted by CSME and the Department of Biology.    Abstract: Many efforts to improve science teaching in higher education focus on a […]


Gina Frey – Hugo Rossi Lecture (Sept 25)

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<<Hugo Rossi Lecture Series Concept-Building Approaches: How do Students’ Approaches Affect their Performances in Chemistry Courses? Gina Frey, Washington University in St. Louis September 25, 2017  This presentation was co-hosted by CSME and the Department of Chemistry Abstract: One primary goal of many STEM courses is for students to learn complex problem-solving skills. However, what STEM instructors […]


Diane Bunce – Hugo Rossi Lecture

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<<Hugo Rossi Lecture Series How do we use research on teaching and learning to influence our teaching? Diane M. Bunce – The Catholic University of America October 4, 2016 This presentation is co-hosted by CSME and the Department of Chemistry. Download the presentation slides here View the presentation video, below. There is a lot of professional buzz […]


David Asai (HHMI) gives Hugo Rossi Lecture (Mar 15)

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<<Hugo Rossi Lecture Series Inclusive Excellence in STEM David Asai, HHMI Thursday, March 15, 2018   Abstract: Excellence requires diversity.  A diverse group of problem solvers is better positioned to find innovative solutions; the more difficult the problem, the greater the benefit of diversity in finding the solution.  An organization committed to excellence encourages and […]


Physics & Astronomy Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

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The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) where 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 2018 SURP program will run from May 29 – […]