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MITEP: Bringing Knowledge to Middle Schools in Michigan

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First impressions are everything--especially in education.

This is the driving idea behind a five-year project led by Michigan Tech geosciences and education faculty to improve science education in Michigan. Faculty will work with middle-school earth science teachers to improve instruction and curricula for what is often a student's first science class.

Declining interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) courses has led educators to focus on sparking interest at an early age. One means of doing this is the Michigan Institute for Teaching Excellence Program, or MITEP, recently funded by a grant of $4 million from the National Science Foundation...Read Full Article