In 2009, Dr. Lee Hartwell was recruited to ASU to lead an expansive effort addressing two of today's top concerns: improving the effectiveness of healthcare while reducing its costs, and advancing science education.

Dr. Hartwell began thinking about education, the future of our planet and sustainability. His thoughtful deliberations resulted in the concept of a new ASU course— developed to impact the individual, the community, and the world.

Since 2006, Dr. Mari Koerner has served as Professor and Dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College (MLFTC). During her tenure, ASU's education programs were combined into the MLFTC, which is dedicated to transforming teacher preparation, enriching Arizona's schools and preparing the next generation of education leaders and scholars.

ReSETS stands for Reforming Science Education for Teachers and Students. Five new courses are underway as parts of ReSETS including: Discovery, Origins, Exploration, Environment, and Sustainability. The classes are designed to help teacher candidates engender an understanding of key concepts related to science.

Dr. Hartwell's course became integral to the ReSETS program and was launched August 2012.