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Science and Math Education Center

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Science & Math Education Center & Library!

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    Staff - October 2013

Our Purpose
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Our Hours, Location, & Contact
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2014 Special Events

2013 Special Events

Our Governance & Advisory Board

Our Mission & History
Our Publication: The Kansas Science Teacher

Our Purpose

The Emporia State University Science and Mathematics Education Center (SMEC) serves students, faculty, and area teachers!  We have a plethora of K-12 physical sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics resources. Resource formats include kits for classroom use, teacher resource books, student activity books, literature books, textbooks, professional materials, assessment resources, audio-video & interactive white board DVDs.

We are committed to the improvement of pre-service and in-service preparation for teachers. These services include dissemination of curriculum materials, hands-on outreach activities, staff development, research within school districts, state-wide research, and science and mathematics curriculum development.

SMEC is supported financially with funding from donations as well as the Departments of Biology, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences as well as the The Teachers College.  Our resource center is open to the ESU community as well as the greater Emporia and surrounding communities* for your use.  While we are not funded by the main library, our 9,000 available items complement the University Libraries & Archives collection. This win-win situation means our resources can be searched in the Center and by using the Kellogg on-line catalog.


SMEC Resources

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* If you are not currently an ESU student, staff, or faculty, then you need to obtain a Kansas Resident Card to check out our resources. The KRC is available at ESU White Library circulation desk (see campus map for White Library or WL location).  What do you need to bring? A Kansas drivers license or official Kansas photo id card and $15.00 per year. Thanks for supporting us!!

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Our Hours, Location, & Contact


Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
& by appointment-in summer!


Science Hall 177





Emporia State University


1200 Commercial, Campus Box 4030


Emporia, KS  66801  USA 

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Our Staff

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August 2013

Susan Aber SMEC Director
Susan Aber, PhD (620.341.5636)
Lecturer, Earth Science, Emporia State University
Sarah Pice Student Assistant, Earth & Physical Sciences Resource Coordinator
Sarah Pick

Graduate Student, MS Candidate, Physical Sciences, Emporia State University
   Bryant Heins Student Assistant, Chemistry Resource Coordinator
Bryant Heins
Undergraduate, BS Candidate, Recreation, Department of Health, Physical Education, & Recreation, Emporia State University
Logan Sleezer Student Assistant, Biology Resource Coordinator
Logan Sleezer
Undergraduate, BS Candidate, Physical & Biological Sciences, Emporia State University
Chris Hayen Student Assistant, Planetarium
Christopher Hayen
Undergraduate, Physical Science, Pre-Engineering, Emporia State University
Alyssa Floro Student Assistant, Planetarium
Alyssa Floro
Undergraduate, Earth Science, Emporia State University
Bryan Student Assistant, Astronomy & Physics Resource Coordinator
Bryan Longwell
Graduate, MS Candidate, Earth Science Emporia State University
Christian Student Assistant, Math Resource Coordinator
Christian Lollar
Undergraduate, BS Candidate, Earth Science, Emporia State University

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Latest update 6/30/2014.