CIRTL Extends Network to SUNY Buffalo

March 29, 2017

UB joins national network to improve teaching skills of future STEM faculty


‘Fair Play’ Video Game Honored With National Award for Revealing Bias in STEM Education

March 28, 2017   |   By Lynn Armitage

This experiential video game, funded by a $1.6 million four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is earning accolades for raising awareness about implicit bias in academic settings.


Jackson, University of Florida Team up to Diversify STEM

March 23, 2017

The University of Florida and the University of Wisconsin–Madison face off in the NCAA tournament Friday, but when it comes to recruiting, the two schools are on the same team.


Resources for Researchers from the William T. Grant Foundation: Scholars Program

March 22, 2017

Vivian Tseng, Vice President of the William T. Grant Foundation, discusses the foundation’s career development award for promising early career faculty in the social, behavioral, and health sciences, studying youth ages 5-25 in the U.S. Applicants identify new methods, disciplines or content to learn and propose five-year research and mentoring plans that foster growth in those areas.


Resources for Researchers from the William T. Grant Foundation: Research Focus Areas

March 22, 2017

Vivian Tseng, Vice President of the William T. Grant Foundation, discusses the foundation’s mission to reduce inequality and improve the use of research evidence. Aimed at potential grant applicants with terminal degrees, on career ladder positions, Tseng describes what the foundation is looking for in grant proposals.


UW-Madison School of Education Ranked No. 1 Among Public Institutions by U.S. News

March 14, 2017

U.S. News and World Report released its annual rankings of the top graduate schools on Tuesday and UW-Madison’s School of Education and many of its programs once again were recognized as being among the very best in the nation.


Beyond the Skills Gap

March 10, 2017

Matthew Hora was recently featured on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Journal discussing the skills gap.


Percival Matthews on how Students Learn About Numbers, the Equals Sign and More

March 9, 2017

Matthews is assistant professor of educational psychology in the UW-Madison School of Education. Here he discusses his research on how students learn about numbers, the equals sign, fractions and the importance of financial literacy.


Teaching by Example

March 6, 2017   |   By Lynn Armitage

A student holds up a sign with the comment, “You’re so pretty, for a Black girl.” In another photo, a student of Latino heritage grips this disturbing message: “The only reason you got into this school is because of the color of your skin.”


UW–Madison Researchers Contribute to NAS Report on Undergraduate Research Experiences

March 6, 2017

A National Academy of Sciences committee whose members include Janet Branchaw and Eric Grodsky, both on faculty at the University of Wisconsin –Madison School of Education and principal investigators at its Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), released a study last week examining evidence on undergraduate research experiences.


Compton-Lilly Follows Students from First Grade through High School in New Book

March 2, 2017

After two decades of research, Catherine Compton-Lilly’s latest book documenting the literacy practices and school experiences of a group of low-income, inner-city students and their families is now available.


How Personalized Learning Is Transforming Education

February 28, 2017

Rich Halverson, professor in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, delivers the keynote address at the 2017 UW-Madison Education Research Poster Fair on February 23, 2017.


Brighouse Book Brings Scholars Together to Explore Major Issues in Changing Role of Universities

February 28, 2017

Asking — and answering — the big questions in higher education, an award-winning book co-edited by philosophy professor Harry Brighouse brings together scholars to explore major issues in the changing role of universities.


Jackson Discusses Higher Ed Pay Gaps

February 28, 2017

New evidence suggests some colleges and universities are taking bold steps to even out the playing field when hiring and retaining female faculty and staff.


Wang, Research Team Publish Study Examining Two-Year College Women’s Transfer into STEM Programs

February 24, 2017

UW-Madison’s Xueli Wang and her research team authored an intriguing new report that appears in the most recent edition of the journal Frontiers in Psychology.