Articles from July 2017

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College Board names first Robert L. Brennan chair

Tim Moses, chief psychometrician at the College Board, has been named the board's first Robert L. Brennan chair of psychometric research. 
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Experiential learning taking place in Colorado

Ted Neal, Clinical Associate Professor of Science Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning, leads pre-service teachers on an experiential learning expedition in the Crested Butte, Colorado area.
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Perry Research Scholars Institute brings talented high schoolers to the UI

The Perry Research Scholars Institute, a two-week summer camp program for eighth-, ninth-, and 10th-graders organized by the College of Education’s Belin-Blank Center, introduces high school students to a variety of academic research so they can explore their interests and plan for the future.
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Grant highlights importance of rural STEM education for high-achieving students

The Belin-Blank Center will continue to strengthen STEM-positive environments for rural Iowa 6th- to 8th-graders through the STEM Excellence and Leadership program.
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Alumna educates as 'citizen ambassador'

Lauren Darby (MAT '15) is a Fulbright scholar who taught English to 5th- through 12th-graders in Wolfsburg, Germany. Her valued role as a "citizen ambassador" is explored in this article from The Daily Iowan. Read the full article in The Daily Iowan.
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Neal mentors externs in SE Iowa

Ted Neal, Clinical Associate Professor of Science Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning, mentors externs Alicia (Schiller) Haynes and Amanda Schiller.
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Alumna helps struggling students succeed

Cynthia Knight (BA '86) is the founder and director of Iowa NET High Academy. “I create hope for students who have none,” says Knight.