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STEM Education Living Learning Community

Taylor Hall

What are we about?

This community is designed for students looking to live and learn in interdisciplinary teams, especially those interested in IDoTeach, a program for STEM majors interested in education. The community supports students for success in their coursework, as well as teacher education programs at Boise State. Students will learn about integrating STEM with the study of teaching and learning.


Stem Ed Rafting


WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

If you’re passionate about teaching, learning, and STEM – this is the place! First year students interested in STEM and Education, and possibly becoming a teacher, are especially encouraged to apply.


STEM Ed Students Trust Fall


COMMUNITY EVENTS

Develop activities for STEM nights at local schools, go whitewater rafting, experience virtual reality, explore downtown through a scavenger hunt, do a ropes course and retreat to a mountain get-a-away

 


CURRICULUM

Exploration into topics and professions related to STEM and STEM Education is central to the community and its weekly class. We ask – what do we learn about ourselves when we teach others? We will engage in the local K-12 school community by teaching families and students those STEM disciplines we are passionate about. We can inspire and make a difference! Our community will delve into current STEM and Education issues and seek guidance from leaders and professionals in related fields. In addition, academic support and guided exploration of careers is provided.

Stem Ed Students First Day


Faculty in Residence

Matt Wigglesworth

Matt Wigglesworth (FIR) STEM Ed and family

 

Matt Wigglesworth joined Boise State’s STEM Education program, IDoTeach, at its inception in fall, 2012. Matt teaches STEM Education courses, evaluates preservice teachers as a field liaison, and serves as an advocate for science teacher candidates as they earn their secondary certificate in STEM. Matt has a BS in Environmental Geology and an MS in Science Education. He spent several years employed as a geoscientist on the east coast before moving west in 2004 to be a high school science teacher in Boise. His wife, Gillian, and children, Talus and Juliet, join him as the faculty-in-residence.