Tag Education research

WCER launches $1.5 million internship study of six Historically Black Colleges and Universities

September 20, 2019

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

December 17, 2018

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

October 25, 2018

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

September 5, 2018

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

August 14, 2018

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

July 16, 2018

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

July 16, 2018

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

September 19, 2017

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

June 8, 2017

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

May 17, 2017

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

September 13, 2016

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.