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In what kinds of activities are CSE faculty involved?

Faculty with the Center for Science Education are involved in a wide breadth of activities to improve science education including teaching courses and workshops to improve teacher's understanding of science and strategies for teaching in highly diverse K-12 schools, higher education and informal science settings. We bring to our program national leaders in the field of science education and related fields such as math and psychology to teach classes and to provide student advising to graduate students in the center.

Four CSE faculty members are currently working with the state departments of education in Washington and Oregon to provide leadership in the process of implementing the new science standards. CSE faculty are also working with the Oregon Department of Education to develop research projects related to implementing the new standards and improving science education statewide.