Dr. Julia Roberts http://wkyufm.org en Grant to Help WKU Steer Early Learners into Math, Science http://wkyufm.org/post/grant-help-wku-steer-early-learners-math-science <p>WKU has been awarded a $150,000 grant to support early childhood education.&nbsp;</p><p>The funding from the PNC Foundation will be used to produce videos that will expose children to the STEM disciplines: science, technology, engineering, and math.&nbsp; The videos will be distributed to places such as libraries, housing authorities, and preschools in Kentucky and Tennessee.&nbsp;</p><p>"The hardest thing about changing the number of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians in Kentucky relates to the fact that unless you stimulate interest early and students are really prepared to be successful when they go to college in those areas, then it's not going to happen," said Dr. Julia Roberts, executive director of the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at WKU.</p><p>Kentucky will need to fill 74,000 STEM jobs by 2018, yet only 12 percent of bachelor’s degrees conferred in the state are in STEM fields. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:48:53 +0000 Lisa Autry 42484 at http://wkyufm.org Grant to Help WKU Steer Early Learners into Math, Science Celebration for Gatton Academy Recognition Held http://wkyufm.org/post/celebration-gatton-academy-recognition-held <p>The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science was named the Number one high school in the country earlier this year by Newsweek magazine. In recognition of that honor, a celebration took place on the WKU campus. The ceremony gave many of the leaders who helped to make the Academy possible a chance to reflect on what it means to the university, the students, and the region.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:38:00 +0000 Dan Modlin 19695 at http://wkyufm.org Celebration for Gatton Academy Recognition Held Gatton Academy Director Says All of Kentucky Should Be Proud of #1 Ranking http://wkyufm.org/post/gatton-academy-director-says-all-kentucky-should-be-proud-1-ranking <p>The Executive Director of the Gatton Academy for Science and Math at Western Kentucky University says their recent&nbsp;number one ranking&nbsp;in the country is&nbsp;good news for the&nbsp;entire Commonwealth.</p><p>Dr. Julia Roberts&nbsp;was a&nbsp;guest on WKU Public Radio&#39;s &quot;Morning Edition&quot; this morning&nbsp;with Joe Corcoran.</p><p>Click on the &quot;Listen&quot; button above to hear Joe&#39;s interview with Dr. Roberts.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 15:32:22 +0000 Joe Corcoran 12804 at http://wkyufm.org Gatton Academy Director Says All of Kentucky Should Be Proud of #1 Ranking