Not so lost in space

S&T teacher education students Frances Manahan (from left) and Marisa Tompkins and Rolla Middle School teacher Jessika Zink will attend the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium in April in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

S&T teacher education students Frances Manahan (from left) and Marisa Tompkins and Rolla Middle School teacher Jessika Zink will attend the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium in April in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

A pair of teacher education students at Missouri S&T will blast off for the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium on April 3 in Colorado Springs, Colo., and plan to return to campus with new ideas for their future classrooms. [Read more…]

41 S&T faculty members honored for outstanding teaching

Forty-one Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty members will receive the Outstanding Teaching Award for 2014-15. The winners will be recognized at a ceremony scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in St. Pat’s Ballroom A of the Havener Center.

The Outstanding Teaching Award is given each year to faculty members by the Outstanding Teaching Award Committee, which bases its selections on student evaluations. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T begins STEM-focused elementary ed program this fall

Students interested in teaching 1st through 6th grades can register for a new program beginning this fall at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The new elementary education program will prepare students for teaching careers that emphasize science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).   [Read more…]

Teacher prep program ranked among nation’s best

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s teacher certification program is ranked among the best in the nation and in the state of Missouri, according to a national report released Tuesday, June 17. [Read more…]

S&T to offer STEM-focused elementary ed program

A student works with children at one of Missouri S&T's summer camps.

A student works with children at one of Missouri S&T’s summer camps.

In an effort to help the United States regain its competitive edge in math and science, Missouri University of Science and Technology will offer a new elementary education program to emphasize these subjects, beginning fall 2014. Graduates of the program will be prepared to share their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with kindergarten through 6th grade students. [Read more…]

McBee receives outstanding teaching award

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Left to right: Dr. Allan Pringle, Curators’ Teaching Professor of physics; Amanda McBee; Dr. Jana Neiss, Director of Teacher Education Program. Photo submitted

Amanda McBee, a 2012 physics graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology, recently received an Outstanding Beginning Teacher award from the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE). McBee just completed her first year of teaching geometry and chemistry at Waynesville High School.

McBee was one of 64 teachers who were recognized for their excellence in serving children during their first two years of service in school districts across Missouri. Award recipients were selected based on evaluations by their college or university and recommendations from the school district that employs them.

McBee is pursuing a master’s degree in physics from Missouri S&T.

Missouri S&T School Outreach Program to feature four productions this season

Missouri S&T will present four productions for the 2008-2009 season of the Missouri S&T School Outreach Program.
The program, sponsored by the Missouri S&T department of student
affairs, gives area children the opportunity to experience live
theatrical performances at Leach Theatre. The program is part of the
Family Series at Missouri S&T, and is offered for students in
grades three through 12.

The 2008-2009 season includes:

  • “Mammoth Follies,” presented by Hudson Vagabond Puppets, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8. Third and fourth graders are invited to explore the wonders of evolution in an old-fashioned revue of original songs, witty jokes, and earth-smashing dances performed by giant dinosaur puppets.
  • “Jason and the Argonauts,” performed by Scotland’s Visible Fictions, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24. Two versatile actors tell the story of Jason’s journey to find and return the Golden Fleece and reclaim his rightful throne from his evil uncle. This entertaining show is aimed at fifth and sixth grade students.
  • “Stolen Moments: The First One Hundred Years of Jazz,” 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 14, 2009. This engaging, multimedia program introduces students grades six through 12 to jazz music’s rich history, and to the names, faces, and music of some of its many masters.
  • “Butterfly: The Story of a Life Cycle,” presented by Hudson Vagabond Puppets, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11, 2009. Kindergarten through second grade students can take a microscopic look at the insect world on stage. They will follow a Monarch Butterfly as she grows through her caterpillar state and metamorphosis, to her incredible 1,500 mile journey to Mexico.

All events will be held in Leach Theatre of Missouri S&T’s Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla, Mo. Admission is $3.50 each.

For more information on the Missouri S&T School Outreach Program, contact Wendi King at Leach Theatre, 573-341-6365.