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STEM educator to bring inspiration, education

STEM educator Fredi Lajvardi will speak  at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Performance Center.
February 16, 2020

Carmen Stoen enjoys hearing other’s stories and drawing inspiration from them. “I think it’s always helpful to hear someone else’s story and learn from others so I think it’s a good way to...

Stigma behind education majors

Stigma behind education majors
January 28, 2020

Two common phrases I have heard as an education major since declaring my major my sophomore year are “wow, I could never deal with all of that” or “it definitely isn’t about the money, huh?”...

‘I want to do something I genuinely like’

'I want to do something I genuinely like'
Women fight stem program stigmas
March 27, 2018

LaVerne Jones In physics class, there is not an open seat. Students are packed into the classroom, pencils furiously scratching notes as the teacher gives examples. In a class of 40 students, only...

Poll: Students unsure about post-grad success

Poll: Students unsure about post-grad success
January 30, 2018

Graphic by Monica Smith Students across the country are feeling less assured that they will graduate with the necessary skills to prepare them for the workforce. A 2017 Gallup/Strada national student...

Bennett lobbies for budget

January 25, 2017

University President Linda Bennett went before the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee last Wednesday to request 44.7 million for the 2017-2019 Operating and Capital Improvement Budget. The budget...

University opens summer camp registration

February 23, 2016

The university’s SwISTEM Resource Center and the Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education has opened registration to three summer camps. These camps are open to children between 6th and...

Pott College receives grants to impact STEM education

January 12, 2016

The Teaching Eagles program and the university graduate program for high school teachers received more than $700,000 in separate grants from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to use through 2017. The...

Pott College receives grant for STEM development

January 28, 2014

Indiana Governor Mike Pence awarded USI $835,138 through the Indiana STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund to create a program that will recruit Indiana STEM teachers. USI has more than 2,400 students majoring...

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