Online registration is now open for the 2017 RUSMP Fall Networking Conference which will be held on Saturday morning, September 16 in Sewall Hall on the Rice University campus. RUSMP’s Director of Curriculum Integration, Robin Ward will start the morning with a keynote address “Put on Your Math Goggles®: Integrating Mathematics and the Visual Arts.” Following her keynote, the RUSMP team will lead grade-level breakout sessions. Please visit here for more information.
RUSMP's Adem Ekmekci has received a very prestigious small research grant from the Spencer Foundation! The project entitled "The Nexus of Teacher Quality and Students' Social Cognitive Career Outcomes in STEM" will explore the connection between teacher quality and students' STEM persistence using a national dataset, High School Longitudinal Study (HSLS:09) of Institute of Educational Sciences.
Dr. Ekmekci (PI) and UHD's Danya Corkin (co-PI) will be working on this project together. The project will kick off on August 1, 2017 and is expected to be completed in July 2019.
RUSMP's Adem Ekmekci has co-authored a research article about the impact of factors college students experienced during their high school years on their STEM major selection in college
RUSMP is excited to announce the 2017 Fall Academic-year courses:
For more detailed information about the fall courses and to register online, click here.
The Rice University School Mathematics Project was featured in an August 2017 report from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: Opening doors: How Selective Colleges and Universities Are Expanding Access for High-Achieving, Low-Income Students. As a finalist for the 2016 Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence, Rice University's strong institutional commitment to increasing socioeconomic diversity was highlighted throughout the report.
At the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association RUSMP researchers presented promising findings about the role of culturally relevant mathematics instruction in motivating underrepresented minority students to pursue computer science.
Author Robin Ward describes how kindergarten teachers used Paul Klee's shape-filled Castle and Sun (1928) as a springboard to implementing a multi-faceted art lesson that allowed kindergarten students to explore mathematics (geometry, counting, and graphing),and which also provided opportunities for reading and writing.
Read about this engaging activity in the June edition of the ArtsEd Lab digital magazine, published by Education Closet.
Register for the Texas Instruments T³™ Professional Development Summit on August 4 at Rice University!
Explore mathematics, STEM, coding and more at the T³™ (Teachers Teaching with Technology) Professional Development Summit hosted by RUSMP. Choose from multiple sessions to best meet your professional development needs.
Date: Friday, August 4, 2017