History

HistoryTCU’s College of Education, in collaboration with the College of Science & Engineering, established the Institute of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education in 1999 with the intent to address, among other things, the issues of training and qualifications for both pre-service and in-service teachers in mathematics and the sciences.  Dr. Kathleen Martin served as the chair of the Institute founding committee.  Dr. Paul Kennedy served as the director from 2000 to 2001 and the Institute was housed in the Bailey Building.  Dr. Janet Kelly became the second director in 2001 and served until 2006. She expanded the work of the Institute and established a variety of programs.  In 2003 the Institute moved from the Bailey building to a portable building on Bellaire Drive.  In 2006 as the Institute moved to the Tucker Technology Building to allow renovation and expansion of the College of Education, Dr. Molly Weinburgh became the third director. In July 2007, the Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education moved to 3000  Bellaire Drive North in the J.E. & L.E. Education Complex.

A generous gift from the Judy and Paul Andrews in 2007 resulted in expanding the outreach and research programs as well as a name change. The Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education is now located on the 3rd floor of the Bailey Building and the Potter Lab (Palko 221) in the J. E. & L. E. Education Complex. The faculty now consists of 4 primary and 18 associated faculty members.