A collaborative grant with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library will offer library patrons new opportunities to learn and create in a makerspace, as well as ways to measure and assess this new learning and creativity.
Guided-play sessions are part of a new research project at Early Childhood Research Center in collaboration with Fisher-Price, implementing a curriculum starring Code-a-pillar, the educational toy designed to teach coding concepts and foster computational thinking among preschoolers.
A win-win: UB students foster an interest in teaching and gain experience beyond the standard university classroom; elementary students strengthen their literacy and communication skills through interactions with new mentors.
Advisers, teachers and others who work with women studying in STEM fields can help students stay in their programs by encouraging mentorship opportunities that establish a sense of “belonging” with their academic and professional colleagues.
Sydney Favors, a UB Teacher Resident, teaches a history class at South Park High School. Sydney is one of 12 teacher residents in the inaugural class working full time for the entire school year alongside veteran teachers. They take classes in the summer, at night and online. They receive an $18,000 stipend and obtain their master’s degree after 15 months.
Vasquez has compiled an impressive and diverse portfolio of singing accomplishments for decades, ranging from films, television and theater, as well as international recognition for his interpretation of tango songs.
A UB interdisciplinary research team is exploring infants’ ability to recognize and prefer certain types of music to further understand the relationship between musical exposure and cognitive processes.