FIU President Mark Rosenberg will head up a committee that looks at how science and technology education is taught in college.
“It’s a special privilege to be asked to lead some of the nation’s top experts who will identify national indicators for science, technology, engineering and math education at the university level,” Rosenberg said in a statement. “This opportunity recognizes the leading national role being played by FIU faculty in STEM education for urban communities, and is an unprecedented opportunity to impact national STEM education in decades to come.”
Rosenberg has STEM experience. He oversaw the 2012 creation of Florida International University’s STEM Transformation Institute, which fosters research and development of educational practices, as well as the Mastery Math Lab, a computer lab where students receive help on assignments.
Rosenberg’s committee — part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine — will carry out the national study to analyze and measure improvements in the quality of STEM education. The National Academy’s Board of Science Education will conduct the study, in partnership with the Board on Higher Education and the Workforce and the Board on Testing and Assessment.
The study will take around 2 1/2 years and will focus on the first two years of undergraduate education.