ESPRIT Scholarships Awarded to Future Science Teachers

ESPRIT Scholarship Program featured in Around the O

As an undergraduate preparing to become a science teacher, Erika Flockoi received support to engage in research involving a confocal microscope in the Alemán Lab contributing to the lab’s artificial retina project.

Attention UO Students:

Join us for two upcoming program events:

  • An Info Session about the ESPRIT Scholarships Program
  • Wednesday, January 16th at 4:30 PM in Allan Price Science Commons Cafe
  • A Teaching Exploration involving innovative science activities led by a local teacher
  • Tuesday, January 22nd at 5:00 PM in Willamette 147

Please join us to learn more about this opportunity to obtain support on your pathway to science teaching! Learn more about eligibility for the ESPRIT Scholarships Program here.

Guest Presentation about Policy-Driven Education

STEM CORE is excited to host author and scholar Dr. Matthew Hora from University of Wisconsin-Madison on Friday, May 12th from 3-4:30 PM in the Science Library room B040.  Please join us as Dr. Hora will discuss the research in his book Beyond the Skills Gap which explores the shortcomings of the policy-driven educational movement to prepare students with “market-ready” skills.This event was re-scheduled from the original date of January 18, 2017.

“IcePosium” Features UO Scientists’ Research

Dr. Alan Rempel demonstrates how icebergs flow.

With support from STEM CORE, the research of UO scientists Dave Sutherland and Alan Rempel from the Department of Earth Sciences was the inspiration for an “IcePosium” event on April 7th that involved every student at Arts and Technology Academy (ATA) Middle School in hands-on activities led by the scientists, a cadre of UO student volunteers, and other community members. See a feature on KEZI news. Read more about the event in Around the O.  Learn more about Dr. Sutherland’s research and Dr. Rempel’s research.