Monthly Archives: May 2014


STEM Workshops at VCSU

Professional Development Workshops Summer 2014 WorkshopsAll workshops are available for Continuing Education Credit. You can Register here.All workshops can be taught at your location (minimum of 10 participants, maximum of 20 participants). STEM – Explorations of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (K-12) Instructor: Gary Ketterling This is a field experience in which participants will explore the Greater…

Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics

Definition: Active learning engages students in the process of learning through activities and/or discussion in class, as opposed to passively listening to an expert. It emphasizes higher-order thinking and often involves group work. “The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has called for a 33% increase in the number of science, technology, engineering,…


Demonstrating STEM+Arts: MaKey MaKey Performance @VCSU

Under the direction of Sara Hagen, Ph.D., VCSU students Amelia Brown and Ben Clifton perform their unique composition using the Makey Makey invention kit, assisted by fellow music majors, at an annual Composer’s Concert in Froemke Auditorium in Valley City, N.D. MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century, turning everyday objects, including…