Lori is a Professional Development Coordinator at the CSTL. She was a middle-school teacher in Arizona for 13 years before coming to the CSTL. Lori is a proud NAU alumna with a BSEd in Elementary Ed and a MEd with distinction in Gifted Special Education. Lori has worked on a number of grants with the CSTL funded by NSF… Read more
NAU’s CSTL contributes to Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration
The Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration went virtual this year with the help of NAU’s Center for Science Teaching and Learning.
Anne Hamlin of the CSTL and STEM City board member helped coordinate the virtual week-long event that featured local STEM organizations with videos about how they use STEM in their daily work.
The videos premiered each night the first week of May and are indefinitely available.
The CSTL contributed a video produced by NAU students and Assistant Clinical Professor, Theresa Fuller. Keefer… Read more
CSTL Receives NASA Funding to Support Outreach in Underserved Communities
The Center for Science Teaching and Learning has received a $359K NASA grant to develop a replicable engagement model to prepare planetary scientists to engage audiences in planetary science with an explicit focus on Black and Latinx communities.
The CSTL team, led by PI Lori Rubino-Hare, will partner with the Lunar and Planetary Institute on Planetary Resources and Content Heroes (ReaCH) to develop a replicable engagement model for preparing NASA scientists to engage diverse audiences in planetary science.
A needs assessment… Read more
Alumni Spotlight: Victoria Heimink
The CSTL is proud to work with the next generation of Science and Math educators, as well as students who enter the vocational world in whatever industry they choose. We checked in with one of our alumni to see what she is doing after her time with the Center at NAU.
Meet Victoria Heimink, 2017 graduate from NAUTeach in Chemistry.
What are you… Read more
PLANETS 2.0 Practitioner Recruitment Underway
Northern Arizona University is seeking elementary and middle grade Out-of-School Time STEM practitioners to participate in a study of effective practices for emergent bilingual learners, Native American learners, and learners who are experiencing physical disabilities. We ask for three years of experience for participation in these focus groups.
The study seeks to understand:
- What are effective practices for supporting the underserved learners in STEM learning in OST environments?
- How well prepared… Read more
Getting to Know CSTL: Meet Theresa Fuller
Theresa is Assistant Clinical Professor with the NAUTeach program at the CSTL. She started as a mentor teacher for NAUTeach while also teaching middle and high school mathematics here in Flagstaff. She has a B.S. in Education from Central Michigan University and a M.Ed. with a Technology Emphasis from Lesley University. In 2017, she received her National Board Certification in Mathematics/Early Adolescence. Let’s meet Theresa!
How long have… Read more
Getting to Know CSTL: Meet Anne Hamlin
Anne is a Research Associate at the CSTL. She started her career working in geology, earning her MS in the field, authoring peer-reviewed articles, and working on large projects such as the BP Oil Spill. Now, Anne works to provide STEM education training and materials to teachers and students across the 4-corners states. Let’s meet Anne!
How long have you been… Read more
Getting to Know CSTL: Meet Max Dass
Max is Director of the CSTL and J. Lawrence Walkup Distinguished Professor of STEM Education here at NAU. He’s a graduate of Gorakhpur University in India where he earned his M.S. in Botany and the University of Iowa where he earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Science Education. He is involved in the development of multiple grants at NAU and he’s been published in multiple… Read more
Alumni Spotlight: Danny Patrick Lopez
The CSTL is proud to work with the next generation of Science and Math educators, helping them along their path in becoming highly qualified teachers who inspire students every day. We checked in with one of our alumni to see what he is doing after his time with the Center at NAU.
Meet Danny Patrick Lopez.
What are you up to nowadays Danny?
Currently, I am teaching science at a secondary school… Read more
Getting to Know CSTL: Meet Ron Gray
Ron is an Associate Professor of Science Education, Graduate Programs Coordinator, and President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow here at NAU. He’s a graduate of Willamette University where he earned his B.A. in Biology and M.A.T in Secondary Science Teaching, as well as Oregon State University where he earned his Ph.D. in Science Education. His work focuses on providing secondary science teachers the tools to design and implement learning experiences for… Read more