The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded almost $2 million, its first grant focusing specifically on what four-year-olds know about science, to The University of Texas at Austin's Center for Science and Mathematics Education.
Not Your Mama's Science Class: Back when boomers were driving Pinto hatchbacks to Friday night football games and rocking out to Led Zeppelin on the eight-track, it wasn't cool to like science and math. If you loved physics and others got wind of it, you could suffer for your passion.
Event: The University of Texas at Austin's Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching (TRC) is holding its 14th Annual Meeting, titled "From Legislation to Implementation: Achieving Excellence in STEM Education." The keynote address will be delivered by state Rep. Donna Howard, a member of the House's Higher Education Committee.