College of Education and Health Professions
(CMSE)-Center for Math & Science Education
Fax: (479) 575-5680
Lynne H. Hehr is the director of the University of Arkansas Center for Mathematics and Science Education and the Arkansas NASA Educator Resource Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. At the University, she has been a formal and informal education link between the Arkansas K-12 science, mathematics and technology education and research community for more than 20 years. Her education background includes a BS Ed degree in English from Indiana University and a BS and MS research degree in Geology from the University of Arkansas. Prior to 1988, she taught kindergarten through high school students in private and public schools.
Currently, her main responsibilities are connecting K-12 students and educators to materials, resources and personnel while providing professional development for K-20 pre- and in-service educators. She has served in various positions with the Arkansas Science Teacher Association (NSTA affiliated), Conference Chair for the annual state teacher Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Director of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair for 5th -12th grade students (ISEF affiliated), and serves on local, national and international boards for the betterment of lifelong learners. She has also served on the Arkansas Department of Education’s NGSS Lead Review Team. Professional development credits include being a 1) coordinator for the UA Science Cafe, 2) current Engineering in Elementary certified teacher educator, 2) past Arkansas Environment Education Association board member, 3) current NASA AESP professional development educator, 4) current GLOBE US Forum and master scientist trainer/state partner, 5) panelist/reviewer for NASA and NSF grants and materials, and 6) presenter of hundreds of invited professional development presentations at various international (such as IEEE and GLOBE), national conventions (such as NASA, NSTA, NCTM and SEEC) and state, regional and local conferences, institutes and workshops.
New Madrid Seismic Zone
K-20 Earth and Space Sciences, K-20 Environmental Sciences, K-12 General Sciences, Geology, Environmental Geology
- 1996 B.S. and M.S., Geology, University of Arkansas
- 1979 - 1988 Secondary Education Post-Graduate, University of Arkansas, Little Rock
- 1972 B.S. Ed. English, Indiana University, cum laude
- 2007 Publication: 1st grade (10 lessons+ multiple extensions) teacher guide, Beaver Lake Watershed
- 2005 Publication: Scoop on Soils children’s book, GLOBE program
- 2000 Publication: “Origin and Age of the Manila High and Associated Big Lake ‘Sunklands’ in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, Northeastern Arkansas,” Geologic Society of America, Bulletin, April, 2000 (Guccione, et al), pp. 579 - 590.
- 1996- present Hundreds of invited professional development presentations at various international (such as IEEE and GLOBE), national conventions (such as NASA, NSTA, NCTM and SEEC) and state, regional and local conferences, institutes and workshops
Over fourty years of working with formal and informal K-20 educators, providing professional development in math and science
2015 UA COEHP Superior Service AwardUA College of Education and Health Profession Superior Service Award
2012 National Sigma Xi recognition for 2011-12 Science Café
2006 - 2012 Partner, Reynolds Foundation, Arkansas Discovery Network $7,400,000
2004 - 2007 PI, Arkansas Science and Technology Authority $ 31,200
2003 - 2007 PI, EPA Education Grants Program: Electronic Waste and WATERS $ 68,763
2002 - 2007 CI, NSF GK-12: Inquiry and Innovated Thinking By Design $1,472,977
1994 - present Arkansas Departments of Education and Higher Education $3,000,000+