Welcome to the Science and Math Education Center
Hours, Location, & Contact
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
and by appointment
|Mail:||Emporia State University
One Kellogg Circle
Campus Box 4030
Emporia, KS 66801-5415
If we are not staffed,
The Science and Math Education (SMEC) center is a library available to students, faculty, pre-service, and in-service teachers. We offer a wide variety of books over just about every topic you could want, for just about every grade level you could be looking for. However, in addition to these books, we have tools, games, and activities available for check out too. These KITS range from models of the cell to math games. Looking for a micro-teaching activity or looking for a fun way to get your students involved with magnets? We've got you covered. We also check out calculators, both individually for the student who forgot their calculator for a test, and in sets for that smaller classroom that doesn't usually use calculators.
We're involved in STEM outreach. SMEC has participated in outreach activities at local libraries and schools. If you're interested in working with kids, check in to see if we've got any outreach activities coming up! In addition to these, we have Peterson Planetarium, which sports a Spitz 512 star ball that simulates the starry night sky, two projectors. One provides us with the opportunity to show slideshows, DVDs, and VHS in the planetarium, while the other projector allows us to show full dome features. Peterson Planetarium is available for school groups, clubs, family get-togethers, and everything in between, along with over 30 full dome, educational videos.
How to use our facilities:
- If you are an ESU student, staff, or faculty, then services are free to you!
- If you are not currently associated with ESU, 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 $20.00 per year. Thanks for supporting us!!
- Graphing Calculators now require a driver's license or a passport to check out for everyone!!!
SMEC and Planetarium Staff for Spring 2018
|SMEC Interim Director
Emporia State University
|Student Assistant, Planetarium, Operator & Presenter; Custom Show Designer & Star Gazing Coordinator
Undergraduate, BSE Candidate, Physical Science, Emporia State University
Student Assistant, SMEC & Planetarium, Astronomy Research Coordinator
Student Assistant, SMEC & Planetarium, Earth Science Research Coordinator
From the past...
SMEC and Planetarium Staff for Spring 2016
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Image Left - Back row, left to right: Bryan Longwell; Sarah Noller; Les Parks; Susie Aber; Madison Galliano
Front row left to right: Courtney Barger; Rhyan Sawyer; Megan Sprague; Samantha Myrick.
Image Right - left to right: Rhyan Sawyer; Lizeth Magana; Bob Everoski (volunteer); Andy Kuhn (volunteer).
SMEC and Planetarium Staff for Fall Semester 2015
Image left: Back row, left to right: Madison Galliano; Bryan Longwell; Andy Kuhn (volunteer); Rhyan Sawyer; Lizeth Magana; Megan Sprague; Jon Vopata (volunteer); Janet (Phy.Sci. student secretary).
Samantha Myrick; Susie Aber, Director.
Front row, left to right: Les Parks; Ginger Tabares (Phy.Sci. Administrative Assistant); Shelby Williams (Phy.Sci. student secretary); Lauren Miller (Phy.Sci. student secretary); Courtney Barger.
Image center: Samantha Myrick. Image right: Sarah Noller. Nick Ramsey not pictured.
SMEC and Planetarium Staff for Spring 2015
SMEC and Planetarium Staff for Spring Semester 2015
Back row, left to right: Lizeth Magana; Rhyan Sawyer; Susie Aber, Director.
Front row: Chris Hayen; Bryan Longwell; Sarah Noller. Christian Lollar is also on staff and is pictured below.
SMEC and Planetarium Staff for Fall 2014
October-December 2014 - left to right> Chris Hayen, Lizeth Magana, Rhyan Sawyer,
Alyssa Floro, Bryan Longwell
September 2014 - Sarah Noller, Christian Lollar, Bryan Longwell
SMEC and Planetarium Staff for Fall 2013-Spring 2014
|Image left: October 2013-May 2014||Image right: August-October 2013|
Latest update 2/7/2018.