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WCER Welcomes, Thanks Director’s Advisory Council Members

November 1, 2022   |   By WCER Communications

WCER Director Courtney Bell invites you to join her in offering sincere thanks to the outgoing and continuing members of the Director’s Advisory Council, as well as a warm welcome to the council’s three new members.


Focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Diversity Fest, Diamond

November 1, 2022   |   By WCER Communications

Register now for UW–Madison’s annual Diversity Forum , titled “The Power of Remembering. Reclaiming Our Legacies to Imagine New Futures,” and scheduled for Nov. 14–15.

In another compelling DEI event, former UW–Madison education professor John Diamond will deliver AERA’s Brown Lecture online on Nov. 3 from 5–6:30 p.m. CST. Learn more and register here.


Three Ed Scholar Training Opportunities Available

November 1, 2022   |   By WCER Communications

Training programs are available for education scholars focused on adaptive interventions, implementation research studies and mentorship of trainees.


Meet Your Service Unit Member: Christine Olson

November 1, 2022   |   By WCER Communications

Christine Olson works in Tech Services doing web design, web accessibility evaluations, and quality assurance testing.


Richer Resources Available for Developing Dissemination Plans

November 1, 2022   |   By WCER Communications

Improvements detail the type and scope of communications products that can help researchers share project news on campus and off.


Online Talk about Black Mathematical World Talent Edgar J. Edmunds Slated for Nov. 7

November 1, 2022   |   By WCER Communications

The Journal for Research in Mathematics Education is sponsoring a live talk by Dr. Sian Zelbo from The Brearley School and Yeshiva University at 11 a.m. CT on Monday, Nov. 7, that is free and open to all. Please register at bit.ly/JRMETalks to receive the link.


MSAN Student Conference Kicks Off Year of Positive Change for Equity Organization

October 25, 2022   |   By Karen Rivedal, WCER Communications

Middle and high school students in MSAN Network districts will be invited to participate in an integrated interdisciplinary experience that will affirm their intersecting identities as they explore topics such as implicit bias, race, power, and systems of oppression.


CIMER’s Pfund Co-authors Article on Avoiding Burnout While Mentoring

September 11, 2022   |   By Karen Rivedal, WCER Communications

The article begins by explaining how the nature of mentorship contains within it the seeds of possible future burnout, as mentors give their time, attention, and resources to develop others and soon find that demand for their services will tend to increase the better they are at it.


Two Take on Important Interim Roles for WCER

September 11, 2022   |   By WCER Communications

WCER has been very fortunate in recent weeks to sign on two key replacements for important roles at the center on an interim basis: Dan Langer as COO and Latoya Holiday to lead MSAN.


Tickets Available for YWCA Madison’s 2022 Racial Justice Summit

September 11, 2022   |   By WCER Communications

The event, titled “Weaving Our Pasts, Present, and Emergent Futures for Racial Justice and Co-Liberation,” will feature one in-person day of programming at the Monona Terrace on Sept. 30, preceded by two days of online sessions Sept. 28–29. Tickets are available for purchase for either the virtual summit or the in-person day or both.


WCER Researcher Brian Burt Named New Wei LAB Director

September 11, 2022   |   By Karen Rivedal, WCER Communications

Director Courtney Bell has appointed WCER researcher and associate professor of higher education Brian Burt to lead WCER’s path-breaking Wei LAB, one year after he became its assistant director and nearly 15 years since he first used the LAB’s programs to help him succeed as a Black PhD student at the University of Michigan.


Spencer Foundation Report Highlights $11.6M in Education Grants for 2021

September 11, 2022   |   By Karen Rivedal, WCER Communications

The Spencer Foundation’s latest annual report provides an expansive picture of its grant-making work in the education field for the 2021 calendar year, including trends in the field, funding rates by program and $11.6 million in total grants awarded. The 31-page report also shares data on grant submissions and awards, including background characteristics of grantees, of applicants overall, and of reviewers, plus information on the types of institutions that received awards and topics funded.


Welcomes and Thank You’s to New and Departing ASAC Members

September 11, 2022   |   By WCER Communications

A new academic year means a changing slate of members for WCER’s Academic Staff Advisory Committee (ASAC), as some members finish their service on the board, some begin new two-year terms, and others continue into the second year of their terms.


Learn about NSF’s New Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) in Free Zoom Webinar

September 11, 2022   |   By WCER Communications

The National Science Foundation (NSF) says its new Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) advances use-inspired and translational research in all fields of science and engineering, potentially giving rise to new industries using breakthrough technologies and helping to engage all Americans—regardless of background or location—in the pursuit of additional high-wage jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math.


A Closer Look: What WCER Technical Services Can Do for Projects/PIs

September 11, 2022   |   By Karen Rivedal, WCER Communications

With 12 members overall, Tech Services provides a packed slate of computer and creative services. Its skilled personnel and advanced technologies can provide projects with research-focused programming, application development, and website design, plus network, multimedia, and graphics expertise. You can see many examples of the work Tech Services has done for WCER projects and other clients in this detailed and expansive portfolio.