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3 NC State Education Students Place at Graduate Student Research Symposium

NC State Belltower at dusk.

Three NC State College of Education students were recognized as top presenters at the 13th Annual NC State University Graduate Student Research Symposium held Wednesday, March 21:

First Place | Casey Medlock Paul

Program: Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (Literacy and English Language Arts)
Topic: Critical Literacy Pedagogy: Establishing the Factors of Critical Literacy Instruction through a Mixed Methods Approach
Advisor: Hiller A. Spires

Second Place | Osman Aksit

Program: STEM Education (Science Education)
Topic: Investigating the Impact of Computational Modeling on Students’ Conceptual Understanding of Force and Motion
Advisor: Eric N. Wiebe

Third Place | Nicholas Fortune

Program: Mathematics Education
Topic: Supporting Instructional Change in Undergraduate Mathematics: Connections between Faculty Collaboration and Instructional Practice
Advisor: Karen Keene

More than 200 graduate students, including 14 from the College of Education, presented their research at this year’s symposium. Faculty from each college served as judges and assessed each poster on the quality of the research, information, communication, and aesthetics.