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LASER science award goes to WSU professor

SEATTLE – John “Skip” Paznokas, director at the Science Math Engineering Education Center (SMEEC) at Washington State University is one of five in Washington state receiving the 2006/2007 Science Education Advocate award from Washington State LASER (Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform), with support from The Boeing Company. Paznokas also serves as […]

Inspiring the next generation of scientists

Photo: Skip Paznokas with a map of the state.(Photo courtesy of Skip Paznokas). John (Skip) Paznokas has been giving and regiving the same gifts for the last 15 years. In 1991, Paznokas, associate professor of biological sciences and director of the Science Mathematics Engineering Education Center, received a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute […]

Faculty from 15 universities attend WSU institute

Kayleen Pritchard from the Pacific Education Institute and Rodger Hauge from Eastern Washington University (l-r in photo above) were two of the 26 faculty from 15 Washington colleges and universities who came to WSU for the Teachers of Teachers of Science (TOTOS) conference, June 8 through 10.The TOTOS members spent part of their time at […]

Excited about teaching science, passing the baton

Within a special classroom in Cleveland Hall, Lynda Paznokas gives her students — tomorrow’s K – 8 teachers — the confidence they’ll need to reach their pupils, by putting them into the shoes of those youngsters.The walls of her classroom are filled with bulletin boards that could be found in any K – 8 class, […]