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Augusto Macalalag, Jr.



  • Higher Ed: Science, Higher Ed: Education, Higher Ed: Engineering, Researcher 


Dr. Augusto Macalalag Jr. is the Assistant Director, STEM Education Research, and co-Principal Investigator of an NSF grant-funded project. He is involved in co-designing and co-teaching science courses as part of the Science and Engineering Foundations in Education Program at Stevens. His research interests include enhancing K-12 science and engineering education through teacher education programs. His dissertation examined the changes in preservice teachers' knowledge of science inquiry and practice of lesson design as a result of four science methods courses. He has a B.S. in Chemistry and M.A. in Education from St. Peter's College, Post-Masters in Educational Leadership from The College of New Jersey, and Doctor of Education in Science from Rutgers University. 


Teacher education in K-12 science and engineering 


Macalalag, A.Z., Lowes, S., Tirthali, D., McKay., M., & McGrath, E. (2010). Teacher Professional Development in Grades 3-5: Fostering Teachers' and Students' Content Knowledge in Science and Engineering. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 2010.

Macalalag, A.Z., & Duncan, R. (2010). Changes in Teachers' Ability to Design Inquiry-Based Lessons During a Two-Year Preparation Program. Paper Presented at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Chicago, IL, June, 2010.

Macalalag, A.Z., Lowes, S., Guo, K., Tirthali, D., McKay., M., & McGrath, E. (2010). Advancing Science and Engineering in Elementary Schools: Fostering Teachers' Knowledge and Scientific Inquiry. National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2010.

Macalalag, A., Lowes, S., Guo, K., McKay, M., McGrath, E. (2009). Promoting Scientific Inquiry Through Innovative Science And Engineering Curricula In Grades 3-5. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Austin, TX, June 2009.

Macalalag. Jr, A., Brockway, D., McKay, M., McGrath, E. (2008). Partnership to Improve Student Achievement in Engineering and Science Education: Lessons Learned in Year One. Paper presented at the regional conference of the American Society for Engineering Education Mid-Atlantic Section, Hoboken, NJ, October 2008.

Duncan, R., Piegaro, M., Pilitsis, V., & Macalalag, A., (2008). Development of preservice teachers knowledge and practices of inquiry teaching. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York, N.Y, March 2008.