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March for Science – Fargo/Moorhead

Posted on April 21, 2017

Saturday, April 22 | 3-4:30 p.m. | MSUM Campus Mall

Science and Math matter! Show your support for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!

The non-partisan March for Science – Fargo/Moorhead is scheduled to coincide with the national March for Science this Saturday, April 22. The Fargo/Moorhead event will run 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the campus mall at MSUM.  Read the rest of this entry →

Expanding Your Horizons seeks volunteers

Posted on February 08, 2017

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that promotes MSUM and also connects with young women in science and mathematics?

Expanding Your Horizons, which is a conference for young women in the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades, is again coming to MSUM’s campus on Saturday, April 8, 2017. This conference has the goals of: increasing young women’s interest in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; fostering awareness of career opportunities in related fields, providing students an opportunity to meet and form personal contacts with women working in traditionally male occupations, and alleviating isolation of young women interested in science and mathematics. Several faculty from MSUM are teaching these workshops.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Receives $1.2 Million Grant to Prepare STEM Teachers

Posted on January 11, 2016

From National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Scholarship program

MSU Moorhead has been awarded close to $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Scholarship program. The five-year grant, Preparing STEM Teachers to Successfully Navigate the Urban to Rural Gradient, will facilitate the licensure of approximately 35 new Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) teachers in outstate Minnesota.

The majority of the grant funds will be used to provide both scholarships and internships for talented science and math undergraduates and recent graduates in a STEM field. Interns will work with our partners, including Fargo and Moorhead Public School Districts and Lakes Country Service Cooperative, to assist in the delivery of summer opportunities for K-12 students, including English language learners, in the subjects of science and math. Read the rest of this entry →

NSF Noyce grant celebration this evening

Posted on September 28, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015
 | 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Langseth Hall Atrium 

Come celebrate Minnesota State University Moorhead’s recently awarded National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarship grant of nearly $1.2 million for the project, “Preparing STEM Teachers to Successfully Navigate the Urban to Rural Gradient in Outstate Minnesota.”

We will celebrate with words, food and cool science demos the new five-year award as well as the successful conclusion of the $262,000 NSF Noyce Capacity Building grant, which led to the development of an MSUM Learning Assistant Program and a summer internship program with our public school partners. Read the rest of this entry →

McGee to present her women in STEM research

Posted on September 17, 2015

Pam McGee , co-chair, Department of Construction Management and Operations Management , including Project Management, was selected by the Dean of Technology to presented her Women In Stem Research to Ivy Technical College faculty, staff, and administrators. She will discuss recruiting, retaining and advancing within STEM fields for women. Ivy Tech is Indiana’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Women and STEM flyer.

Speaker’s Bureau connects industry and academia

Posted on May 07, 2015

An idea that was sparked at a technology summit last fall is bringing the STEM industry to the classroom.

David Batcheller, president and COO of Appareo, initiated the Speaker’s Bureau to bring speakers who are active in the industry into university classrooms.

The idea is that if a college professor wants to bring a speaker in for a certain topic, they can reach out to the Speaker’s Bureau and they will promptly connect you with a speaker, and arrange a talk. Read the rest of this entry →

Summer STEM Internships Available

Posted on April 22, 2014

Interested in helping share the fun of math and science with K12 students? This summer we have internships available for students to help assist and teach at science and math summer camps. Read the rest of this entry →

Participate in the 35th Annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference

Posted on December 04, 2013

Participate as a workshop leader in the 35th Annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference for 7th-9th grade girls to be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Area women and men volunteer their time to provide a day full of interactive, hands-on presentations that explore the fields of science, math and engineering. Many faculty have MSUM students assist with the workshops providing our students with an invaluable experience to put on their resume. Whether you are a researcher, executive, or professor, we are asking for volunteers from area business and colleges to help us show young girls what careers are available to them. Read the rest of this entry →

STEM Teaching Toolbox: Reflective Writing Workshop

Posted on September 18, 2013

Thursday, Sept. 19, 3-4:30 p.m.
Faculty Development Center

Hear from our faculty using the following types of reflective writing in their math or science courses:

  • Values-based personal writing

STEM Teaching Toolbox:

Posted on September 17, 2013

Using reflective writing in math and science courses

STEM Teaching Toolbox: Using reflective writing in math and science courses, will be held Thursday, Sept. 19 from 3 to 4:30 pm in the Faculty Development Center.

Call for workshop leaders for Expanding Your Horizons

Posted on November 21, 2012

Participate as a workshop leader in the 34th Annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference for 7th-9th grade girls to be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

Area women and men volunteer their time to provide a day full of interactive, hands-on presentations that explore the fields of science, math, and engineering. Whether you are a researcher, executive, or professor, we are asking women from area business and colleges to help us show young girls what careers are available to them. Even if your day-to-day responsibilities don’t directly involve math and science, that’s okay. Did you need to take the courses to pursue your career path? Read the rest of this entry →

Faculty and students participated in the 12th Annual Red River Women’s Studies Conference

Posted on November 08, 2012

Women’s and Gender Studies faculty and students participated in the 12th Annual Red River Women’s Studies Conference, hosted at MSUM on Oct. 26.

Claudia Murphy, Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies, presented with WGS majors Kathryn Kottenbrock and Tiffany Zilka in a panel titled “The Spreading Waters—Feminist Perspective on the Flooding of the Red River of the North”. Murphy spoke about teaching a contextualized STEM module on local floods; Kottenbrock spoke about invisible women and the flood of 2009; Zilka spoke about students and the flood of 2009. The three are engaged in ongoing research on these subjects. Read the rest of this entry →

National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Grant awarded to six MSUM faculty members

Posted on October 08, 2012

A two-year $262,000 grant was recently awarded from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program to co-PIs Tim Harms (Mathematics) and Alison Wallace (Biosciences). Senior personnel include: Linda Houts-Smith (Languages and Cultures), Richard Lahti (Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy), Steve Lindaas (Physics and Astronomy), and Teresa Shume (School of Teaching and Learning). Read the rest of this entry →

Forty middle school students participated in MSUM’s Discovery Science Camp

Posted on June 29, 2012

Last week MSUM hosted the Discovery Science Camp, a residential and day camp for middle school students. Forty students participated in hands-on learning about crime scene science, time-lapse photography, river and pond ecology, and robotics. This STEM camp has been funded by the Center for College Readiness at MSCTC, providing numerous scholarships for underrepresented students and subsidizing the costs for full-paying students. Read the rest of this entry →

Student, Shouvik Bhattacharya, was awarded the 2012 SPS Leadership Scholarship and national internship

Posted on June 21, 2012

Physics and Astronomy student, Shouvik Bhattacharya, has been awarded the SPS 2012 Leadership Scholarship. The award recognizes outstanding academic performance and high level of commitment to activities of the Society of Physics Students (SPS).

Bhattacharya is majoring in mathematics and physics and astronomy. He has served as historian of the MSUM SPS club, and continues to connect students with national SPS events and opportunities through a variety of social networking tools. His research interests include stellar spectroscopy, photometry of RR Lyrae variable stars, and mathematical modeling of stellar evolution.

Bhattacharya was appointed as a National SPS Intern for summer 2012. He is spending the summer in Washington, D.C., working specifically in the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Career Pathways Project. Read the rest of this entry →

Steve Lindaas attended project meeting at American Chemical Society

Posted on May 15, 2012

Steve Lindaas, physics and astronomy, attended the “Mobilizing Disciplinary Societies on Behalf of Our Students… and Our Planet” project meeting last week. The project, a collaboration of Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), involves 11 society partners representing different STEM disciplines. Six teams have been formed to work on different aspects of the project. Dr. Lindaas is involved with the professional development team. The meeting was held at the American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C. More information on this project is available online.

Expanding Your Horizons Conference this Saturday

Posted on April 12, 2012

This Saturday over 100 7th-9th-grade girls will attend workshops given by faculty here at MSUM as part of the Expanding Your Horizons Conference. Many MSUM students will also be assisting faculty with these workshops. Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics™ conferences nurture girls’ interest in science and math courses to encourage them to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

MSUM has participated in this conference for over 20 years. If you’re here on Saturday for Dragon Days, take the opportunity to welcome this group of potential students if you see them!  Please consider participating in this great conference next year!

Attend the 16th Unity Conference “Charting New Directions”

Posted on April 09, 2012

Organización Latina Americana invites you to attend the 16th Unity Conference, Thursday and Friday, April 19-20 at MSU Moorhead. The theme is “Charting New Directions: Nuevos Horizontes.” The Conference schedule and session descriptions are available online or in the CMU lower level during the Conference. Find out more online or contact Dr. Yolanda Arauza at 218.477.2027 or arauzala@mnstate.edu.

Main speaker Dr. Refugio Rochin is the former director of the Society for Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science. Dr. Rochin was a professor of Sociology and Agricultural Economics and the founding director of the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives. Read the rest of this entry →

Pam McGee’s paper accepted for publication

Posted on March 20, 2012

Pam McGee’s, Technology, and Dr. Kenney’s, Graphics Communication at UND, research on challenges women face in STEM fields has been accepted for publication. The paper is titled: “Different, Not Deficient: The Challenges Women Face in Stem’s Fields” and will be published in the peer reviewed Journal of Technical Management and Applied Engineering.

To read the article: 2012 2-12 Different REVISED MASTER-1


Contextualized STEM Pedagogy and SENCER

Posted on February 10, 2012

Contextualized STEM Pedagogy and SENCER – Wednesday, Feb 29th, 7 p.m. in SL 102.

SENCER is an NSF-funded program, Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities. SENCER seeks to strengthen learning in STEM disciplines, connect STEM learning to other subject areas, get more students involved and interested in learning in STEM courses, and increase student’s capacity for responsible work and citizenship through better understanding of STEM content. Read the rest of this entry →

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