Teaching a New Way: Science and the Hip-Hop Generation

Chris Emdin

How do we get kids to love science?
Science education specialist Christopher Emdin has a way.

Columbia University professor Dr. Christopher Emdin visited Utah schools and presented two evening lectures as part of a science symposium on water and cyberinfrastructure, a CI-WATER Education and Outreach event.

Christopher Emdin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he also serves as Director of Secondary School Initiatives at the Urban Science Education Center. He is author of the book, Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation, and also a columnist for the Huffington Post, where he writes the "Emdin 5" series. Dr. Emdin holds a Ph.D. in Urban Education with a concentration in Mathematics, Science and Technology, Masters degrees in both Natural Sciences, and Education Administration, and Bachelors degrees in Physical Anthropology, Biology, and Chemistry.

 

Event Presentations:


Presentation at the Salt Lake Center for Science Education on the afternoon of September 4, 2012

Presentation at The University of Utah - Union Theater on the evening of September 4, 2012
Chris Emdin's Presentation at the Natural History Museum of Utah
Presentation at the Natural History Museum of Utah on the evening of September 5, 2012

Event Photos:

Salt Lake Center for Science
Salt Lake Center For Science Education
September 4, 2012
Salt Lake Center for Science
City Academy
September 5, 2012
Salt Lake Center for Science
City Academy
September 5, 2012

Event Media:

 

Utah Education NetworkNatural History Museum of Utah

EPSCoR Utah Brigham Young University Utah State University University of Utah University of Wyoming Utah Education Network EPSCoR Wyoming