by Claire Miller
Jacqueline Leonard, director of the Science and Mathematics Teaching Center and a professor of mathematics education at the University of Wyoming, will speak to College of Education students, faculty and staff on Oct. 17 as part of the college’s Research Wednesdays Speaker Series.
Leonard is the recipient of several federally-funded grants that examine issues of culture, language and opportunities to learn science, technology, engineering and math in urban settings. Her research focuses on teaching mathematics for cultural relevance, social justice and empowerment, and she connects her research to community-based programs in churches, museums and other local sites.
The Research Wednesdays Speaker Series is designed to fulfill three goals: to provide a platform for explorations of new ways of conducting and disseminating educational research, to discuss new methods of mentoring doctoral students in an effort to enhance their development as researchers, and to fill a professional development need by providing access to cutting edge researchers at the state and national levels.
Research Wednesdays is held Wednesdays at 12 noon in the College of Education Forum, Room 1030 (30 Pryor St., Atlanta). Speaker presentations are also available for download at iTunes U.
A light lunch will be provided for those who confirm their attendance to Erin Whitney in the college’s Educational Research Bureau at 404-413-8090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Leonard and the Research Wednesdays Speaker Series, visit http://education.gsu.edu/main/coe_events.htm.