Ethnography of Languages, Literacies, and Learning Lab (EL3 Lab)
Under the direction of Katherine Mortimer, Ph.D., assistant professor of teacher education, this research and teaching laboratory provides technology and space to support
Center for Counselor Training and Research
The mission of the Center for Counselor Training and Research (CCTR) is to provide a laboratory-based setting in which graduate-level counseling students are provided an opportunity to develop and practice the use of skills necessary to provide counseling services to children and adults. Similarly, the CCTR supports opportunities to develop skills necessary to administer and interpret cognitive and achievement tests for diagnosticians. Additionally, the CCTR offers a setting for conducting research related to counselor and diagnostician training.
College of Education MAKERSPACE
Located in room #201 of the Education Building, the College of Education
The Living Arthropod and Environmental Education Laboratory
Dr. Ron Wagler, associate professor of science education, is the founder and director of The Living Arthropod and Environmental Education Laboratory. The Living Arthropod and Environmental Education Laboratory is the first and only laboratory in the world dedicated to arthropod education research and support services for arthropod educators. The laboratory houses different species of living arthropods, laboratory equipment and educational equipment. The living arthropods are all captive bred as to not remove further arthropods from their already fragile natural ecosystems. The species in the laboratory are constantly changing based on the research, teaching, service and outreach that is occurring. Some of the living arthropods in Dr. Wagler’s laboratory are Critically Endangered (CR) or Extinct in the Wild (EW) but all of the laboratory animals originate from ecosystems that are being degraded by human activity. All of the laboratories arthropods are involved in multi-generation captive breeding projects while one group of arthropods is involved in one of the largest multi-generation captive breeding projects of its kind. Because the care of the laboratories arthropods is so varied and specialized, Dr. Wagler provides all of the care for the living arthropods to ensure that their care is always humane, remains at the highest standard of quality and his ongoing arthropod experiments are not compromised. Taking these steps also ensured that the arthropods remain healthy and reproducing for many generations. The laboratory performs research in the areas of arthropod education, living arthropod curriculum development, the development of new arthropod captive breeding techniques and environmental education (integrated with arthropod education). The laboratory is also used for living arthropod and environmental education presentations to universities, schools, zoos, museums, science centers and the community; arthropod education consulting; arthropod captive breeding consulting and many other arthropod education and environmental education activities. Dr. Wagler's living captive bred arthropods have appeared in motion pictures and have been highlighted in many media outlets such as Entertainment Tonight, Vanity Fair, MTV, Variety, ABC News and others.