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Thursday, February 2

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    Barbara Schneider
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    State University. She has used a sociological lens to understand societal conditions and interpersonal interactions that create norms and values that enhance human and social capital for the past thirty years. Her research and teaching focusfocuses on understanding how the
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    move into adulthood, with a particular emphasis on improving educational opportunities for students with limited economic and social resources. Dr. Schneideradulthood. Barbara is the principle investigator ofPrincipal Investigator on the College Ambition Program (CAP), a study that tests aProgram—a model to create a STEM college-going culture in thirteen high schools that encourageencourages low income and minority adolescents to pursue STEMscience, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) majors in
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    these fields.
    She is also co-principal investigator of
    Recently, she was awarded the Michigan ConsortiumNational Science Foundation’s first-ever Partnerships for EducationalInternational Research (MCER), a collaboration between the Michigan Department of Education, Michigan State University, and theEducation (PIRE) award with The University of Michigan to assessHelsinki also funded by the implementation and impactAcademy of two key reforms in MichiganFinland. This project is designed to workenhance adolescent engagement in tandem to promote college attendancesecondary school science classrooms in Michigan and workplace success. These two reforms involve increasing the number of required rigorous academic coursesHelsinki.
    Dr. Schneider’s focus is to enhance secondary science teachers’ skills in promoting engagement in classroom activities that yield what she calls ‘optimal learning moments.’ Rather than thinking about engagement as a “general trend,” optimal learning moments conceptualize engagement as “a behavioral activity that is temporal in quality. In an optimal learning moment,
    students are expectedfully engaged in a learning task: they are interested in the task, possess a relevant skill set to completeengage in high schoolthe task, and a college scholarship program for students meeting specific academic and admission test score criteria.are aroused by an appropriate level of challenge. This collaboration uses state administrative datadefinition builds on Csikszentmihalyi’s idea of ‘flow’ and also includes an intensive studyDweck’s concept of 150 high schools in the state that were selected to represent a generalizable sample‘growth mindset’: students lose track of schoolstime and experience satisfaction from wrestling with developmentally appropriate challenges.
    She hypothesizes that optimal learning moments can motivate
    students to seek similar experiences in the statefuture and thus can lead to sustained interest in science and positive science outcomes. But carefully regulating learning experiences for this ideal mix of Michigan.
    Most recently she
    interest, skill, and challenge is the recipient ofnot a NSF international awardskill in which many science educators are expert (although it is likely to study howbecome key to increase science engagementthe successful roll out of the Next Generation of Science Standards). Barbara is collaborating with educators and learningresearchers in chemistryMichigan and physics high school classrooms in conjunction with the UniversityFinland to design real-time measures of this type of Helsinki. Her research focusesengagement using mobile devices (as compared to traditional, retrospective survey questionnaires asking students to report on more general engagement) and to learn how the social contextsscience educators can better foster optimal learning moments. A key component of schools and families influencethis work is exploring the academicclassroom messages and social well-being of adolescents as they move into adulthood. Professorinstructional tasks in classrooms that have discouraged women, underrepresented minorities, and individuals with special needs from pursuing careers in STEM fields.
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    Advancement of Science as well asScience, and a fellow in the National
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    of Education.
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    Email Professor Schneider: bschneid@msu.edu
    Phone: (517) 432-0439
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Friday, August 19

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    Chair and University Distinguished Professor
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    State University. Her research and teaching focus on understanding how the social contexts of schools and families influence the academic and social well-being of adolescents as they move into adulthood, with a particular emphasis on improving educational opportunities for students with limited economic and social resources. Dr. Schneider
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    a model for promotingto create a STEM
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    culture in twothirteen high schools that encouragesencourage adolescents to
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    these fields. She worked
    She is also co-principal investigator of the Michigan Consortium
    for 18 years atEducational Research (MCER), a collaboration between the Michigan Department of Education, Michigan State University, and the University of Chicago, holding positions as a ProfessorMichigan to assess the implementation and impact of two key reforms in SociologyMichigan designed to work in tandem to promote college attendance and Human Developmentworkplace success. These two reforms involve increasing the number of required rigorous academic courses students are expected to complete in high school and as a senior researcher at NORC. Currently she continues to holdcollege scholarship program for students meeting specific academic and admission test score criteria. This collaboration uses state administrative data and also includes an appointment asintensive study of 150 high schools in the state that were selected to represent a senior fellow at NORC, wheregeneralizable sample of schools and students in the state of Michigan.
    Most recently
    she is the principal investigatorrecipient of the Center on Advancing Research in Communication in Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. She uses a sociological lensNSF international award to understand societal conditionsstudy how to increase science engagement and interpersonal interactions that create normslearning in chemistry and values that enhance human and social capital.physics high school classrooms in conjunction with the University of Helsinki. Her research
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    and social well beingwell-being of adolescents
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    of knowledge. She recently was the editor of Sociology of Education. She received
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    Northwestern University. She is the past President of the American Educational Research Association, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science as well as the National Academy of Education.
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    Email Professor Schneider: bschneid@msu.edu
    Phone: (517) 432-0300432-0439
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