Welcome to #MSUrbanSTEM


The MSU-WIPRO STEM & Leadership Teaching Fellowship program is the culmination of the partnership between global IT giant Wipro, Chicago Public Schools, and Michigan State University's College of Education. Fellows participate in an innovative year-long integrated learning experience to build STEM teachers' capacity and empower them to lead and inspire transformative, innovative practices in urban K-12 schools.

Binh Nguyen is Spreading His ‘ImagineIT’ Spirit

Binh Nguyen recently tweeted, “Just presented my Imagine IT projects to 40 suburban teachers. They loved it!!! They said they’ll be checking out my website! #MSUrbanSTEM” Well, of course we had to follow up with him and join in on the excitement!  Nguyen went to ChemWest Professional Development Day...

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Pi Day Fun!

It’s Pi Day and here’s how a few of our fellows are celebrating! More shared activities to come…  

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Describe #MSUrbanSTEM Using One Word Only…GO!

We recently reached out to our fellows and asked them to sum up their #MSUrbanSTEM experience thus far using one word and one word only!  Several fellows agreed that using only one word was very difficult.  AnneMarie Thomas added, “MSU Urban Stem opened my eyes to the wonder around us and how to blend it with...

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Fitz Crame…2017 Golden Apple Nominee

We are happy to share some very exciting news! Fitz Crame from Cohort 2 recently attended the 2017 Golden Apple Awards Ceremony where he was recognized as a finalist for Chicago’s Golden Apple Award in Teaching Excellence. Over six hundred Illinois educators were nominated! Crame was one of thirty...

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#MSUrbanSTEM is Leading the Way in Professional Development

We are fortunate to have so many leaders on the #MSUrbanSTEM team. February was a big month for professional development and it’s always great to see members of the #MSUrbanSTEM team leading the way! Members from our current cohort, as well as members from the past continue to create, collaborate and SHARE. We...

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Meet the Featured Fellow…Laddie Perina

Meet our Featured Fellow, Laddie Perina. Image not loading? Click here.

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Michael Kosko is Bringing Hip Hop to Science

Michael Kosko is determined to bring the science of everyday life into the classroom.  He aims to provide multiple opportunities for his students to naturally think of themselves as scientists. “For this semester I have planned more collaborative, long-term projects to engage my students and build their science...

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Cohort Two is Still Lighting Up the Quickfires

Here’s a little snapshot from the classroom of James Edstrom.  Edstrom is a member of Cohort Two and teaches mathematics at Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center in Chicago.  Although he is not a current #MSUrbanSTEM fellow, he is still lighting up quickfires!  Students used Play-Doh and graph paper to...

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Meet the Featured Fellow…Onome Alabi

Meet our Featured Fellow…Onome Alabi. Image not loading? Click here.

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Kimlona Brown Gets Things Rolling in After-School STEM Club

Kimlona Brown has things rocking and rolling in an after school STEM club.  The first meeting was held on January 30th and it was a huge success!  Students experienced potential energy and kinetic energy as they created their very own Robo Wheels!   They used paper plates, rubber bands and string to create the...

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