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WCER launches $1.5 million internship study of six Historically Black Colleges and Universities
The NSF-funded study aims to examine students’ experiences with their internships and how these experiences may impact their future wages, employment status and vocational self-efficacy.
A Capitol and Very Wisconsin Idea Video game teaches state history in schools
Thanks to a new educational video game — “Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case” — created by UW–Madison’s Field Day Lab and Wisconsin Public Television (WPT), learning about Wisconsin history, is “really cool,” a student says.
WCER launches new research-to-practice center in early childhood education
The new center will increase equal educational opportunities for young children, their families and their teachers by supporting research, policy analyses and professional development.
Brand New Badger: Incoming doctoral student knows university experience from the inside
Wicker plans to research trauma and mental health-informed practices within higher education, especially in regards to retaining students of color.
Professor’s innovations changed how children learn math
Emeritus professor Tom Carpenter, whose student-centered ideas about teaching math to young children from all backgrounds and skill levels helped transform the field of mathematics education, died Aug. 7
Study finds fewer middle-skill jobs in U.S. than estimated
Using a new skills index based on federal data, the study finds that 16 percent of all jobs require training beyond high school but less than a bachelor’s degree, compared to previous estimates of one-third to more than one-half of total employment.
UW–Madison’s Mathieu appointed to National STEM Education Advisory Panel
Mathieu is a leading academic voice for transforming undergraduate teaching and learning within STEM disciplines, experience he will contribute as one of nine higher education representatives on the 18-member NSF panel.
Study finds Wisconsin children unequally ready for kindergarten
Researchers from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), part of UW–Madison’s School of Education, compared the literacy skills of Wisconsin’s kindergarten students and found them “far from equally prepared to learn.”
A new center at UW−Madison improves research-mentoring relationships
The new Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) explores new ways to improve research-focused mentoring relationships at all career stages in higher education.
Research center launched to improve career readiness of college students
The Wisconsin Center for Education Research is launching a new initiative, the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT), to study and help inform how college students can be better prepared to enter the competitive 21st-century job market.
UW-Madison wins two first-ever ‘NSF INCLUDES’ awards
Two projects of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research within UW–Madison’s School of Education are among those selected to receive first-ever National Science Foundation INCLUDES funding. The projects hope to develop bold new approaches for diversifying the science and engineering workforce of the United States.