Heather Macdonald has always been eager to get her new geosciences students out of the classroom and into the field—especially if there is a handy outcrop.
“Three, two, one …” A rocket made out of a two-liter bottle shoots into the blue sky, a line of white smoke trailing behind.
America needs more good, seasoned K-12 STEM teachers—a set of professionals who not only understand science and math, but who also know how to make other people understand science and math.
Virginia’s beaches are in trouble. Swimmers are getting sick. The water looks ugly. The governor’s scientists have no idea what’s wrong. Then the governor hears about a two-week convention of young scientists—very young scientists—at William & Mary’s School of Education. He issues a desperate plea for help.
The 30 students in a high school classroom may all speak English, but a mix of factors in each student’s background shapes how he or she speaks it. The same is true for the teacher.
While William & Mary’s students are away from campus in summer, a new—and considerably younger—set of students will take their place in the dorms and in the classrooms, learning about science and cutting-edge technology.
On October 14-15, William & Mary Law School's Property Rights Project will host the law school's first international conference at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
On Jan. 18, 2010, a meteorite fell out of the sky and into the examining room of the Williamsburg Square Family Practice in Lorton, Va.
A group of eighth-graders huddles around a rectangular box on the floor of their classroom and watch the robot they designed and programmed navigate its way around the perimeter.
William & Mary played a significant role in the Historic Triangle Collaborative’s Economic Diversity Task Force.
Christie S. Warren has returned to the William & Mary Law School after spending a year shuttling between Darfur, Kyrgyzstan, Somalia and other geopolitical hot spots.
The trading floors of Wall Street are the farthest things from the ivory towers of academia. But the Mason School’s commitment to “bring business into the business school” drove the establishment of the Marshall Acuff Financial Markets Center, as well as the activities that go on inside it.
First, the good news: Judging from IQ scores, America’s young minds seem to be improving every year.
James Dwyer, the Arthur B. Hanson Professor of Law at William & Mary, realized that the ideal environment may be one in which there is enthusiastic engagement with life.
The William & Mary School of Education has been awarded $5 million as part of a larger U.S. Department of Education grant to improve science and math education in Virginia schools.
William & Mary’s Technology and Business Center (TBC) has entered into a collaboration with the James City County Economic Development Authority (EDA) to take over management responsibilities of the James City County Business and Technology Incubator.
The James City County Business and Technology Incubator - a partnership between James City County (JCC) and the College of William & Mary - welcomed a new client this month, Breathe Healthy.
A study conducted by the Schroeder Center for Health Policy shows a direct correlation between childhood obesity and the proximity of a child's home to fast food restaurants.
GIS reveals underserved areas for college-bound support.
AidData takes the lid off the shadowy world of foreign aid.
GIS data-stitching opens new research horizons.
Linda Malone, the Marshall-Wythe Foundation Professor of Law at William & Mary Law School, has been awarded the Distinguished Fulbright Chair in International Environmental Law for 2009-2010.
William & Mary's School of Education has received a federal grant to study high-risk drinking and behavior among college students.
William & Mary Law School Dean Davison Douglas presented the 2009-2010 St. George Tucker Adjunct Professorship to Neal J. Robinson during a luncheon at the Alumni House on August 28, 2009. The professorship, created in 1995, is given each year to a member of the Law School's adjunct faculty for outstanding teaching.
Christopher Gareis, associate dean for teacher education & professional services at William & Mary's School of Education, received the Virginia Educational Research Association's Charles Clear Research Award recently.
Joyce VanTassel-Baska has spent a career making sure that tomorrow's Mozarts and Einsteins get what they need today.
Some 33 students will be supported in math-science education initiative.
Ah, fixed lifetime annuities. They're the sure thing: A check every month until you die. No matter what the market is doing - bull, bear or pig in a tutu - you're going to get paid.
Some people go into a lab, look at the work in progress, and ask "What is it good for?"
Glenn George and Trotter Hardy of William & Mary Law School will lecture overseas in 2009 in China and Portugal, respectively, as part of the Fulbright Scholars Program.
William and Mary's School of Education has received a grant for $152,500 from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to help fund middle school literacy efforts.