Gerald O. Thompkins, BS'70, MS'77, was born in Harlem but grew up in Indianapolis. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from the Indiana University School of Education, and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Thompkins is the recently appointed director of the STEM Research and Education Center for Kent State.
Fifth-graders at Highland Elementary School got a close-up look at a 3D printer in a presentation held in the cafeteria on Tuesday, March 4. SUNY Ulster assistant professor Sal Ligotino, who coordinates the college’s industrial and surveying technology programs, visited the elementary school to share his expertise with the youngsters.
Sail contest - More active learning through engineering education is finding its way into elementary and middle school classrooms in metropolitan Phoenix through an Arizona State University effort to provide young students a deeper comprehension of the mathematical and technological concepts that form the foundations of science and engineering.
Roebuck Elementary helping students get interested in science, technology
Roebuck Elementary School is one of two schools statewide to pilot a program that seeks to get students interested in careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Project Lead the Way, a program emphasizing STEM curriculum expansions, is being piloted in 43 elementary schools across 23 states. It also is available in middle and high schools across the country.