Category: Academics

Read stories related to the Neag School of Education’s academic programs.

Boldly Going into Middle School Science

November 29, 2011

Keith Sevigny, lover of science, got liftoff last summer for a team of 8th-grade students at Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School in Hartford. The boys landed their tiny science project on whether seeds will germinate in microgravity on the final mission of NASA’s Space Shuttle program in July. But the launching pad for Sevigny was […]

Neag Grad Sharon White Appointed as Stamford Campus Director

September 21, 2011

Sharon White has been appointed the director of UConnʼs Stamford campus, following an extensive national search. White has served as the interim head of the campus for the past year, and her appointment is effective immediately. “Sharon has provided outstanding leadership of the campus, including managing its academic programs, the campus budget, fundraising, community outreach […]

Let’s Aim Beyond Standards

September 21, 2011

Raised by my grandparents, I grew up in China. After every major exam, my school ranked every student. No matter how well I did, I was never the No. 1 kid in the class, and my grandmother never seemed satisfied. One day after she scolded me again for only scoring 96 on a math test […]

Compression Suits Provide Competitive Advantage

September 21, 2011

To be the best, athletes are always searching for a competitive edge on and off the playing field. A new study by Professor of Kinesiology William Kraemer of the Neag School of Education shows that wearing a full-body compression suit is one way athletes can improve their performance even while they rest. Known as “recovery […]

Neag’s Dr. Pescatello Provides Insight Into Genomics Role On Exercise Performance

September 21, 2011

Linda S. Pescatello recently published Exercise Genomics, the first book of its kind to provide an extensive look into the research development and expert opinion on genetics and genomics across a range of exercise-related traits, including exercise performance, health-related fitness and physical activity. The book emphasizes the analyses and comprehension of researchers from around the […]

Scientific Breakthrough at Greenwich High School

September 21, 2011

“This is likely to be the most significant building block that these students will have in science,” said Dr. David Moss, an associate professor at the Neag School of Education at UConn, who specializes in environmental education, teacher education, international and cross-cultural learning, and curriculum studies. Moss is referring to the new Integrated Science class […]

Robot Speaks the Language of Kids

September 21, 2011

A robot delivers a karate chop or makes drumming motions and a child imitates the robot, taking delight in a novel playmate. But if a child with autism imitates the robot, much more than that may occur. Two researchers with the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) at the University of Connecticut are studying […]

Another Successful Year of Confratute Concludes

September 21, 2011

For the past 34 years, Storrs, Connecticut has attracted thousands of educators worldwide for a highly acclaimed, weeklong program sponsored by the Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.  Attended by over 550 educators from 34 states and 13 countries, this year’s Confratute was a blending of educators interested in gifted education, differentiation of […]