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4 Undergraduate Students Present Work in Literacy, Math Education at NC State’s Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium

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Four NC State College of Education undergraduate students presented original research at the 28th Annual NC State University Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium held Wednesday, April 24.

A photo of Andy Khounmeuang at the research symposium
Andy Khounmeuang

“Data Science in Regards to Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics”

Lead Presenter: Andy Khounmeuang, a senior math education and mathematics major
Co-researcher: Nathan Jewkes, a doctoral student in the STEM Education program area of study in Learning and Teaching in STEM
Faculty Advisor: Hollylynne Lee, professor of mathematics and statistics education
What Khounmeuang Said: “I’m interested in this topic because I want to teach AP Statistics when I graduate. Our preliminary results showed over half of the job responsibilities for big-data-enabled specialists and data practitioners are missing from AP Statistics curriculums. I want what I teach to be relevant and valuable for my future students.”

A photo of Angela Wiseman and Alix Howard
Angela Wiseman and Alix Howard

“Research on Children’s Literature about Diversity and Disability: Fostering Conversations and Teaching Community”

Co-Presenters: Kaitlynn Cipully, a junior elementary education major, Alix Howard, a junior elementary education major, and Maura Murphy, a senior elementary education major
Faculty Advisors: Jill Grifenhagen, assistant professor of literacy education, and Angela Wiseman, associate professor of literacy education
What Howard Said: “I didn’t expect to conduct research as an undergraduate student, but this process has helped me understand how to teach and what I am teaching on a deeper level. I’m looking forward to hopefully getting our work published and sharing what we’ve learned about inclusive classrooms with other teachers.”