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Rhodes College Awarded Nearly $1.2 Million to Prepare Students to Teach Mathematics and Science in High-Need School Districts
Rhodes College is being awarded nearly $1.2 million for a project to support undergraduates interested in becoming K-12 mathematics and science teachers in high-needs school districts and to participate in research opportunities throughout their degree program to expand their skill set as educators.
The grant comes from the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program of the National Science Foundation. The Urban Teacher Partnership for Culturally Relevant STEM Education is the name of the five-year project at Rhodes.
With this fall’s midterm elections quickly approaching, some Rhodes students are following day-to-day news coverage, particularly of Tennessee’s Senate and Governor’s races, in their political science courses. One of those courses is Campaigns and Elections, taught by Prof. Amy Jasperson.
“We are focusing on the fundamentals of campaigns, the ‘rules and reality’ that shape them, and the factors that influence the choices of voters,” says Jasperson.
Rhodes’ Inaugural Urban Education Summer Institute Offers New Lenses to View Education, Democracy, and Social Justice
Nationally recognized education expert Kevin Kumashiro spoke to a packed room June 20 at Rhodes as part of the inaugural Urban Education Summer Institute. He also worked with urban education fellows and master’s degree candidates.
Through the Le Bonheur Summer Plus Program, Pooja Dave '19 engages with the robust medical community in Memphis—including observing neurosurgery first-hand.
Political science and video arts students come together as a team to construct targeted messages informed by research.
National Scrabble Day is observed each year on April 13, but during the fall semester at Rhodes, Professor Scott Garner includes Scrabble, chess, Monopoly, and other board games among discussion topics for his first-year writing seminar.
At Rhodes, she directs film and media studies, and her teaching and research interests include American film and television, critical theory, and transnational cultural studies.