Category: Students


Read stories, issue briefs, op-eds, and more by or about Neag School current students.


Ten Tips for Parents of Students Going to College this Fall

August 25, 2011

Understand the challenge of this time for both you and your son or daughter.  For you, this is a time of both loss and freedom. While your teen is getting ready to leave your home, you are also reducing your responsibilities.  As your child is dealing with this departure, he or she is also beginning […]


Neag Undergrad Does the Research, Does the Math

August 4, 2011

This is the story of how Neag junior Briana Hennessy missed a trip to Mexico, instead became immersed in math justification research, and went to Tanzania this summer and got to teach math. She says of the change in destination, “I was going to do a community service project but not related to teaching, so […]


Mentor Connection Students Get Crash Course in Archaeology

August 4, 2011

UConn archaeology professor Nick Bellantoni had just met his three charges, high school juniors participating in UConn Mentor Connection who chose to spend the three-week program working with the State Archaeologist, when an aide told Bellantoni the New Haven police were on the line, looking for him. A skeleton had been found at a construction […]


Hi Everyone, Katie here,

August 4, 2011

  Prior to her graduation in May, eighth-semester undergraduate at Neag blogged about her experiences through UConn Welcome Mat This semester is a little different for me as a UConn Neag School of Education student than most other students who are second semester seniors. I’ve transitioned into what I call an “adult real world schedule” […]



Graduating Noyce Scholars Bring Something “Extra” to the Table

June 8, 2011

This year’s graduating Neag School of Education’s Robert Noyce scholars of the Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates (TCPCG) come from particularly diverse backgrounds, yet have all found a common thread weaving together their current professional lives and future: a passion to teach in the STEM fields of either science or mathematics. The student diversity […]


Class of 2011: Sheena Boyle

June 8, 2011

When it comes to challenges, Sheena Boyle has always jumped in feet first. Whether she’s making her way onto the Dean’s List, coaching the Waterbury Knights Cheerleading Squad, or graduating from the five-year Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program through UConn’s Neag School of Education, Boyle has always welcomed a challenge. But she says she hasn’t done it […]


Class of 2011: Rachel McAnallen

June 8, 2011

Rachel McAnallen is talking about mathematics, and she can’t stop smiling. She has just returned from Ethiopia, where she was teaching teachers how to teach math, and she’s a couple of days away from flying to Utah to – you guessed it – teach teachers to teach math. McAnallen has taught teachers in all but […]


Sarah Harris – Single-Minded Determination

June 8, 2011

At first glance, there’s nothing that makes Sarah Harris stand out in a crowd. The UConn junior resembles other undergraduates on campus in her looks and demeanor. What sets her apart is that this student is working toward achieving UConn’s highest academic distinction – University Scholar. The prestigious academic program offers talented students the opportunity […]