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.

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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#MSUrbanSTEM is Defining Leadership…

These leadership collages are amazing!  A glance around the room can inspire us to define leadership in various ways.  What is leadership?  What does leadership mean to you?  Here’s what our fellows have to say!

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Meet Our Featured Fellow…Yvonne Nevarez!

Drum roll please….meet the amazing Yvonne Nevarez.  We’re so lucky to have her on our #MSUrbanSTEM team!  

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Leadership? It’s All Around You! Just Look Around the Room…

Did someone say DIGITAL QUICKFIRE?!?  Yep!  And it went a little something like this… From the comforts of their own chosen space, fellows identified 6 random items within the room.  Closely evaluating each object, they began to think deeply about a possible connection each item might have with leadership....

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Mad Science with Maita

Things have been growing, spinning and booming in the science classroom of Michael Maita.  The latest classroom project challenged students to study and design a functioning, semi-closed ecosystem.  Students closely observed their ecosystems as they collected, organized and interpreted data.  They especially...

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