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CMSE Staffer Receives International Award for Robotics Work

Mannie Lowe honored for growth, impact of FTC Robotics Challenge statewide

OXFORD, Miss. – Mannie Lowe, a staff member at the University of Mississippi, is the 2016 recipient of the International Volunteer of the Year Award from FIRST, an organization that promotes an interest in STEM fields among students, with programs such as the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition for middle- and high-schoolers. As this year’s honoree, Lowe,Read the story …

CMSE Hosts Third Annual Mathematics Specialist Conference

Center helps math teachers improve content knowledge, prepare for Common Core

OXFORD, Miss. – A large group of Mississippi teachers is better equipped to help their students learn mathematical concepts and prepare for the new Common Core educational standards, thanks to a recent educator conference at the University of Mississippi. The university’s Center for Mathematics and Science Education, or CMSE, hosted its third annual Mathematics SpecialistRead the story …

CMSE Student Coaches Team to Success at Statewide, World Robotics Competitions

Team Purple Thunder won first and second place statewide; later placed 13th out of 64 teams in their division in St. Louis

OXFORD, Miss. – Ray Holt dramatically impacted the worlds of computer science and flight in 1970 when he invented the world’s first microprocessor chip, a technological leap that enabled the U.S. military to run integrated flight control systems in the F-14 “Tomcat” fighter plane. Forty-three years later, the retired Silicon Valley computer designer completed hisRead the story …

CMSE Summer Camps Help Teachers and Students Expand Math and Science Horizons

OXFORD, Miss. – Students in Analice Sowell’s high school chemistry classes soon will be learning how engineers manipulate the chemical and physical characteristics of natural materials to make them lighter, stronger, more heat-resistant and perfect for a host of everyday applications, everything from bone replacements to the heat shield for NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars.Read the story …

CMSE Founder, Chemical Engineering Professor is 2012 UM Teacher of the Year

OXFORD, Miss. – John O’Haver’s vision, drive and enthusiasm inspire University of Mississippi students, faculty and staff in an almost contagious manner. Colleagues across campus have taken notice of his lively teaching style, and alumni cite him as a major influence on their own successes. Thursday evening, at the university’s 69th Honors Day Convocation, ChancellorRead the story …

CMSE Founder, Chemical Engineering Professor is 2012 UM Teacher of the Year

OXFORD, Miss. – John O’Haver’s vision, drive and enthusiasm inspire University of Mississippi students, faculty and staff in an almost contagious manner. Colleagues across campus have taken notice of his lively teaching style, and alumni cite him as a major influence on their own successes. Thursday evening, at the university’s 69th Honors Day Convocation, ChancellorRead the story …

Computer & Information Science to Host 48th ACMSE Conference April 15-17

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 150 computer scientists from around the region are expected at the University of Mississippi April 15-17 for the 48th annual Association for Computing Machinery SouthEast Conference.

Center Hosts 10th Annual Mathematics Specialist Conference

CMSE helps math teachers improve content knowledge, expand networking opportunities

OXFORD, Miss. – A large group of Mississippi teachers is better equipped to help their students learn mathematical concepts and use one another as a resource, thanks to a recent educator conference at the University of Mississippi. The university’s Center for Mathematics and Science Education, or CMSE, hosted its 10th annual Mathematics Specialist Conference onRead the story …

New Center for Mathematics and Science Education Director Takes Charge

Alice Steimle has helped lead center's programs to improve STEM education for 14 years

OXFORD, Miss. – Fourteen years ago, Alice Steimle joined the Center for Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Mississippi as an assistant instructional professor and project manager. Two promotions later, she recently became the center’s new director. The CMSE’s mission is to improve mathematics and science education in Mississippi by helping build relationshipsRead the story …

UM Engineering Seniors Recognized for Outstanding Service

Kelly Bates presented David Arnold Service Award; Benjamin Koltai received Gregory Gomez IV Humanitarian Service Award

Neither Kelly Bates nor Benjamin Koltai ever expected to be recognized for serving others. When the University of Mississippi engineering seniors received separate prestigious awards for their outstanding volunteer service, the honor took each of them by surprise. A dual general engineering and secondary mathematics education major from Collinsville, Bates is the 2021 recipient ofRead the story …