Water Science video
Photo from the Water Science video

Three videos that were either Millersville University (MU) projects or were collaborated on by MU professors or students are part of the 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) video showcase. The showcase features videos that detail research designed to produce educational impact.

The videos focus on Integrative STEM for Teachers of Young Students (iSTEM4ToYS), skilled women getting STEM jobs and water science. The water science project engages middle school students in watershed study and was honored by the 2017 NSF Showcase with the “Facilitators Choice” award.

“This is an incredible honor and it highlights the amazing work MU is doing in the area of STEM education,” says Dr. Nanette Marcum-Dietrich, professor in educational foundations.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math and has become more of a focus at MU as graduates become vital to innovation and job creation in the country. For example, the Integrative STEM Education Methods Minor (ISEM) for early childhood education majors, which is featured in the iSTEM4ToYS video, is a sequence of courses designed to better prepare future educators to plan, implement and assess integrative STEM education programs in grades Pre-K-4.

The three videos include:

To learn more about STEM and the ISEM minor, visit http://www.millersville.edu/aest/minors/index.php.

The NSF is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science, advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare and to secure the national defense. The NSF has a national annual budget of $7.5 billion and is the funding source for approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal funding. For more information on the NSF, visit https://www.nsf.gov/.

 

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