STEM

Students in IU’s new intelligent systems engineering program are using small-scale technology to create big impact.

Failure can be a critical step in learning well. That’s what associate professor Adam Maltese and visiting assistant professor Amber Simpson with the IU School of Education and Alice Anderson with the Science Museum of Minnesota will study with help from a National Science Foundation grant. The project, “Maker: Studying the Role of Failure in […]

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When Mary Ann Tellas was a freshman at Indiana University Bloomington, she had the good fortune to encounter the late Jim Holland, a professor of biology at IU Bloomington known for his tireless recruiting and mentoring of students, particularly students underrepresented on campus. “His biology course was packed with students, and I could see why. […]

Computer science faculty at Indiana University Bloomington will participate in a five-year study funded by the National Science Foundation and designed to improve science, technology, engineering and math education at research universities. The IU Bloomington Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, in collaboration with seven other institutions, will take the lead on a […]

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The maker movement at the Indiana University School of Education now has a space of its own. The school is opening the Make Innovate Learn Lab, a creative space available for tinkering, crafting, prototyping and exploring creative solutions to pedagogical problems. The MILL provides opportunities for students and faculty who are involved in the increasingly […]

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Google Inc. has awarded $150,000 to two Indiana University Bloomington researchers to support a study of how early experiences can trigger and maintain an interest in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Adam Maltese, associate professor of science education, and Kylie Peppler, associate professor of learning sciences, both in the School of […]

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The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $999,000 to three Indiana University Bloomington faculty members for a unique effort intended to shed light on how children best learn about complex systems and how new technologies can best serve that learning. Kylie Peppler and Joshua Danish, both assistant professors in the Learning Sciences program at […]

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Where are you likely to find 15 teenagers on a hot Sunday afternoon in July? The pool? The mall? The park? How about standing in the atrium of Indiana University Bloomington’s Jordan Hall, explaining results of their latest laboratory experiments to an attentive crowd? On Sunday, July 21, Jordan Hall—home to the IU Bloomington College of […]

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