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Karen Rambo-Hernandez, PhD
Dr. Karen Rambo-Hernandez, an assistant professor in the Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development, has been awarded a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve the classroom experiences for all students in engineering and computer science. The project, in collaboration with Dr. Christina Paguyo from the University of Denver and Dr. Rebecca Atadero from Colorado State University, aims to continue an initiative that fosters inclusion among engineers and computer scientists..
Chris Schimmel, PhDDr. Chris Schimmel, associate professor in the CEHS Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology, spends a large portion of her time as an educator teaching students about the significant role that school counselors play in classrooms and communities. Through her work, Schimmel illustrates that school counselors do much more than change students’ schedules and provide information about college scholarships. These duties, often associated with the stereotypical guidance counselor, are just a small part of the services that professional school counselors provide.
Stephanie Lorenze, PhD
In Dr. Stephanie Lorenze’s classroom, everyone is a dancer. Lorenze, a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies, teaches Dance and Movement in PK-12 schools, a class that provides students with what Lorenze calls a ‘danceucation.’ The goal of this ‘danceucation’ is to show future teachers how physical movement can be used to teach core concepts like reading and science. And while Lorenze’s lessons are based in educational theory and research, her classes look much different than traditional college lectures.