Inaugural Celebrate Science Indiana Fort Wayne Event Engages Public
Approximately 300 parents, teachers, and youth interacted with over 25 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) exhibits at the inaugural Celebrate Science Indiana (CSI) Fort Wayne event held in the Walb Classic Ballroom on Saturday, September 7th. Robots throwing frisbees through targets, interacting with large and small reptiles, vacuum cannons, lightning generators, building towers, constructing Lego structures, and chemical eruptions were just some of the ongoing occurrences at the event. Exhibitors from organizations across northeast Indiana brought their wares to promote a variety of STEM programs and offerings. Even IPFW Chancellor Carwein joined in on the hands-on learning as she was seen touching snakes and taking a respite on a bed of nails. "This is the first time we've hosted an event with such a variety of STEM exhibitors at IPFW, and based on their positive comments we look forward to holding another one next year." stated Dr. Jeff Nowak the Director of NISTEM and associate professor in the College of Education and Public Policy (CEPP) at IPFW. A teacher who brought a bus load of children commented, "This is so wonderful! Thank you for inviting us!" Look for this event to reoccur in the Fall of 2014!
Professor Sheena Choi Has New Journal Articles
Dr. Sheena Choi is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Public Policy. Her primary teaching responsibilities include the Social Foundations courses of Education and American Culture, Education and Social Issues, and Comparative Education. Dr. Choi's areas of research interests deal with cultural influence on education/educational choices and she has published numerous articles on the subject. Dr. Choi was a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow to Korea for academic year 2008-2009.
Choi, S. & G. Hickey (2013). Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of International Faculty: A Case Study. Multicultural Education Review, 5(2): 85-106.
Choi, S. (2013). Protesting Identity: Memories of the Kwangju Uprising and Effects on Identity Formation of Youths. Educational Perspectives, 46 (1&2): 7-17.
Professor M. Gail Hickey Has New Publications
M. Gail Hickey, Professor of Educational Studies, had a textbook chapter published recently. Dr. Hickey also had three articles published in international journals thus far during 2013. Citations include:
International Journal Articles
Associate Professor David Lindquist Publishes an Article in the International Journal of Social Education
Dr. David Lindquist, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies, recently published an article in the International Journal of Social Education. The Holocaust has become a focal point of the general American consciousness, and that focus on what Elie Wiesel calls “the legacy of the 20th century” has been matched in the educational community. Given the impact that studying the Shoah often has on students and the inherent complexities involved in approaching the event, educators should establish precise rationales for teaching the subject and specific goals to be accomplished through their Holocaust units. Before establishing such rationales and goals, however, teachers should understand the complex history that has brought American society in general and the educational community in particular to their current interest in the subject, issues that affect Holocaust education today and that will likely continue to do so in the future, and complex dynamics involved in teaching about the event. This article discusses factors involved in approaching the Shoah within these contextual frameworks.