Carol Engelmann, PhD
Dr. Carol Ann Engelmann
- Biology, Instructor
I was an award winning K-12 classroom teacher for over 30 years and I left the classroom in 2009 to earn my PhD in Geology at Michigan Technological University in April 2014. There I facilitated the National Science Foundation's (NSF) "Michigan Teacher Excellence Program". Some of my national teaching awards are: the 2002 Nebraska Secondary Presidential Award for Science Teachers, National Board Certified in 2002, the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NSF in 2004-2005 in the HER/ESIE Division, the 2001 Toyota Tapestry Award, and I received the 2000 Nebraska Christa McAuliffe Fellowship. I am the lead author for the chapter titled "Michigan Teacher Excellence Program (MiTEP): Using Lesson Study for Professional Development", published by NSTA Press in 2013, in Exemplary Science: Best Practices in Professional Development, Revised 2nd Edition.
As of August 2015, I have served as UNO's STEM Hubbard Learning Instructor at the Glacier Creek Preserve. Besides teaching courses for Teacher Education and STEM departments, I am currently developing a STEM program for both pre-service and in-service educators that will focus on environmental science and be taught in the field within the Glacier Creek Preserve's prairie ecosystem.
STEM Education, field courses for educators
Impact of field courses taught at Glacier Creek Preserve on pre-service and in-service teachers' practices, on their confidence in teaching science, and on their understanding of the nature of science.
I facilitate out-reach activities to encourage K-16 students to understand scientific thinking at UNO STEM events, at local museums, and at the Glacier Creek Preserve.