Kentuckians for Science Education http://wkyufm.org en WKU Researcher Co-Winner of National Science Contest http://wkyufm.org/post/wku-researcher-co-winner-national-science-contest <p></p><p>A Western Kentucky University researcher has been chosen as a co-winner in a "Science Idol" competition in Washington, D.C.</p><p>Jill Maples shared the award as a recent symposium on biomedical research excellence. Maples is an assistant professor in WKU's department of kinesiology, recreation and sport.</p><p>The symposium was sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:27:15 +0000 Joe Corcoran 50091 at http://wkyufm.org WKU Researcher Co-Winner of National Science Contest Education Panel to Review Kentucky's New Science Standards http://wkyufm.org/post/education-panel-review-kentuckys-new-science-standards <p>A legislative subcommittee is expected to weigh in on the state's new science education standards on Wednesday.</p><p>The Administrative Regulations Review Subcommittee meets at 1 p.m. in the Capitol Annex to either approve or reject the standards that have proven especially controversial in Kentucky.</p><p>Robert Bevins, president of Kentuckians for Science Education, said rejection of the new standards would be a horrible embarrassment for the state. Martin Cothran, spokesman for The Family Foundation, said the standards should not be approved because they neglect basic science knowledge in favor of some of the hottest new theories.</p><p>The standards, developed through a consortium of states with input from educators and scientists across the nation, were adopted by the Kentucky Board of Education in June. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:19:36 +0000 Associated Press 36859 at http://wkyufm.org