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Solar eclipse coming Monday

Get your solar-viewing glasses ready: The 2024 solar eclipse is happening Monday. It will be the last time folks in this part of the world can witness the phenomenon until 2045…

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Local library to dazzle with solar eclipse extravaganza

The stars are aligning for an out-of-this-world solar eclipse next week. To celebrate, the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library will host an extravaganza on Saturday, April 6…

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Pre-eclipse event to be held at Oxford library on April 6

The CMSE will have its solar telescope on hand, which although the event is two days before the eclipse, will allow viewers to see some pretty cool stuff…

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Lamar robotics team to host state qualifying tournament

Dozens of students from across the state will be on campus of Lamar School this Saturday as they look to qualify for the Mississippi FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition in Oxford in March…

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Eclipse Extravaganza: Bringing Celestial Science to Life for Local and K–12 Communities in Mississippi

In partnership with the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library and the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA), organizers at the CMSE planned an entire week of engaging, eclipse-focused science activities for students and families, culminating in a viewing event…

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Calhoun County third graders learn about possible career paths

At this career fair, third and fourth graders could learn how the lung functions at the University of Mississippi’s Center for Math and Science Education booth…..

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Annular solar eclipse draws crowds to Oxford

On Saturday, a significant crowd gathered in Oxford at the Oxford-Lafayette Public Library to witness the annular solar eclipse….

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CMSE 2023-2024 Elcipse Events and Resources

We hope you’ll join us for the Eclipse Extravaganza at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library on October 14, 2023 from 10:00 2:00 p.m.! Read More

CMSE Addresses Teacher Shortage with Middle Math Endorsement Pathway

This summer, 15 Mississippi teachers will be ready to help address a critical teacher shortage in the state after completing the Middle Math Institutes at the Center for Mathematics and Science EducationRead More

The 2022 Graduate Student Council Research and Creative Achievement Symposium

This year the Graduate Student Council (GSC) changed the name of its annual Research Symposium to “Research and Creative Achievement Symposium” to welcome more graduate students to participate and present their work… Read More

Center Hosts 10th Annual Mathematics Specialist Conference

Educators explore connections between algebraic concepts and balancing chemical equations at the 10th annual Mathematics Specialist Conference, hosted by the Center for Mathematics and Science Education… Read More

Dr. Alice Steimle. Director of the CMSE

New Center for Mathematics and Science Education Director Takes Charge

OXFORD, Miss. – Fourteen years ago, Alice Steimle joined the Center for Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Mississippi as an assistant instructional professor and project manager… Read More

Mannie Lowe is presented with the award

CMSE Staffer Receives International Award for Robotics Work

As this year’s honoree, Lowe, a program manager at UM’s Center for Mathematics & Science Education, was selected from more than 200,000 volunteers in 80 countries worldwide for his more than 12 years of service to the organization… Read More

Two teams watch as their robots battle each other

UM Hosts State Robotics Competition

Teams are judged on several criteria, including robot design, innovation, community outreach, engineering support and gracious professionalism… Read More

A chess player intensely focused on the current match.

North Mississippi teachers attend UM chess workshop

teachers from across northern Mississippi gathered at the University of Mississippi‘s Jackson Avenue Center to learn how to teach chess to students in their schools… Read More

Grant supports UM Center for Math and Science Education

The Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation of Jackson has awarded $1.6 million to the University of Mississippi’s Center for Mathematics and Science Education to support its efforts to improve STEM education statewide over the next three years… Read More

Industrial Maintenance Team takes 1st Place at a Science & Engineering Event at Ole Miss

On April 7th, the Division of Outreach, the School of Engineering, and the CMSE at the University of Mississippi invited Mississippi students and teachers to participate in an exciting science and engineering event! Read More

Earn endorsement in Middle Level Math through CMSE Middle Math Institutes

The Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE) Middle Math Institutes offered to educators from fall 2022 through spring 2024 are designed to engage educators! Read More