Posts Tagged ‘ Jon Pedersen ’

Project brings soybean studies into elementary classroom

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, October 1, 2009

Soybean plants grow on 5.35 million Nebraska acres and are in line for a record-breaking 2010 harvest, but what intrigues Maxey Elementary schoolchildren are the legumes growing in their classrooms. After all, soybean, while relevant to Nebraska, is a model organism that can promote understanding of real science, say collaborators of a soybean education project […]

$4M bolsters math, science education

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Oct. 21, Research

The National Science Foundation has awarded UNL two grants totaling more than $4 million to support improved mathematics and science education in Nebraska schools that need it most. The grants are through NSF’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program, which aims to encourage talented science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics […]

NU-Teach expands educator options

May 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, May 6, 2010

Studying grasshoppers — or corn or roses or cheese or cattle — soon may offer an expanded science repertoire for future secondary teachers. Entomology, agronomy, horticulture, food and livestock are traditional science courses and degree programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Now CASNR’s science coursework could help fulfill natural science endorsement […]