If you feel passionately about science and care deeply about working with students, Auburn’s Science Education program is the perfect fit for you! We focus on hands on experience. In our program, you’ll learn to teach by actually teaching! Through self-evaluation, understanding how students learn, and comprehensive curricular development, and you’ll graduate ready to teach. We focus on engaging ALL learners through a well-grounded understanding of the scientific process and using that in inquiry-based learning. Work with outstanding faculty and become part of our community where we help each other become effective science educators! Contact us for more information.
Research on broadening participation and promoting equity and social justice in STEM has long been Dr. Melody Russell’s primary area of research, as well as her passion. She along with a team of Auburn faculty was awarded an NSF grant to help further this research.
Dr. Christine Schnittka’s Studio STEM is a three-year afterschool and summer program in rural Appalachia funded by the National Science Foundation. The project uses a design-based science approach to help youth learn about engineering design and energy conservation. An interdisciplinary curriculum is infused with digital tools and social media to enhance and extend the experience. During the first 18 months of the project, Studio STEM has served over 100 students in grades 5–8 from rural Appalachia in low socio-economic communities. We also trained close to 30 middle school teachers and undergraduate students in how to implement the Studio STEM curriculum and use the online network.