NebraskaMATH Newsletter - January 2015

Jim Lewis receives the Gung and Hu Award in San Antonio on Jan. 11.
Jim Lewis receives the Gung and Hu Award in San Antonio on Jan. 11.

Lewis earns national math service award

Jim Lewis, director of UNL’s Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education, received the Mathematical Association of America's highest award for service at a Jan. 11 session of the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio. Continue reading…

Pedersen’s longtime service honored by ASTE

Jon PedersenThe Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) has selected Jon Pedersen, associate dean for research in the College of Education and Human Sciences, for its Outstanding Longtime Service Award. Pedersen received the award at the ASTE Annual Conference in Portland, Ore., on Jan. 10. Continue reading…

What do Finland and Puerto Rico have in common?

When gender perceptions and negative stereotypes towards women in mathematics and science are non-existent, the gender gap in performance seems to disappear. That's the lesson to be learned from not just Finland, but also Puerto Rico where females are performing as well as males in math and science. Continue reading…

Mindsteps: Mistakes happen

Every new school year, it starts. The new plans for the year, the resolutions, the excited feeling. Each year I start off determined to get it right this time. Each year, I start off determined not to make the same mistakes. And most years, I don’t make the same mistakes – I make different ones. Continue reading…

Originally published January 13, 2015 - Submit an Item