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4 College of Education Students Place at Graduate Research Symposium

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Four graduate students in the NC State College of Education were recognized as best presenters at the university’s 12th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium held Wednesday, March 22:

First Place | Nicollette Filson and Charlotte Roberts

Program: Curriculum & Instruction (Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences)
Project Title: “English Teachers’ Epistemic Beliefs and Their Impact on the Use and Valuing of Constructivist Common Core State Standards”
Advisors: Carl Young and Megan Manfra and supervised by Teya Rutherford

Second Place | Angela White

Program: Curriculum & Instruction (Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences)
Project Title: “Understanding the Relationships between the Racial Identity, Science Identity, and Science Self-efficacy Beliefs of African American Students at HBCUs”
Advisor: Jessica DeCuir-Gunby

Third Place | Derek Williams

Program: Mathematics & Statistics Education (Department of STEM Education)
Project Title: “Student Experiences in Community College Precalculus: A Mixed Methods Study of Student Engagement and Understanding”
Advisor: Karen Hollebrands

First place winners received $350; second place, $200; and third place, $100. All winners received a plaque.

More than 200 NC State graduate students, including 12 from the College of Education, presented their research projects at the Graduate Student Research Symposium, which was presented by the Graduate School and Graduate Student Association. Judges from each college evaluated students’ research posters on the quality of the research, information, communication, and aesthetics.