NC State Education Awarded $7.6M in Research Funding March-May 2019

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Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education and its Friday Institute for Educational Innovation were awarded $7,643,909 to support 11 research projects from March 13 to May 15, 2019.


Title: North Carolina Computer Science Initiative

Principal Investigator: Dave Frye, Ed.D., Senior Director for Computer Science Initiatives, Friday Institute

Sponsor: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Award: $448,500


Title: North Carolina High School Mathematics Master Teacher Fellows Program

Principal Investigator: Karen Hollebrands, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor

Co-Principal Investigators: Molly Fenn, Ph.D., Associate Teaching Professor, NC State College of Sciences, Erin Krupa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Sponsor: National Science Foundation; NOYCE

Award: $1,786,842


Title: Science Data Stories: Integrating Computational Data Investigations in Middle School Science Classrooms

Principal Investigator: Hollylynne Lee, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Education

Sponsor: University of California-Berkeley; National Science Foundation/STEM+C

Award: $280,017


Title: Aligning Education Efforts in Burke, Catawba and Alexander Counties

Principal Investigator: Trip Stallings, Ph.D., Director of Policy Research, Friday Institute

Sponsor: Catawba Valley Community College

Award: $130,985


Title: Changing Teaching Practice: Integrating the C3 Framework through Action Research

Principal Investigator: Meghan Manfra, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Co-Principal Investigator: John Lee, Ph.D., Department Head of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences

Sponsor: Spencer Foundation

Award: $49,883


Title: The Relationship Between School Leadership and Student Achievement in the United States

Principal Investigator: Anna Egalite, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Sponsor: Vanderbilt University; Wallace Foundation

Award: $73,369


Title: IN GEAR UP

Principal Investigator: Carla C. Johnson, Ph.D., Executive Director, Friday Institute

Sponsor: Purdue University; DoEd

Award: $394,450


Title: AEOP Consortium Evaluation

Principal Investigator: Carla Johnson, Ph.D., Executive Director, Friday Institute

Sponsor: Battelle Memorial Institute; U.S. Army

Award: $4,127,517


Title: Research and Evaluation Design of the North Carolina Innovative School District

Principal Investigator: Trip Stallings, Ph.D., Director of Policy Research, Friday Institute

Sponsor: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Award: $151,269


Title: A Summer Workshop to Develop Teacher Aptitudes for Integrating Geospatial Science and Technologies in the Classroom

Principal Investigator: Eric Money, Ph.D., Associate Director of Professional Education, Center for Geospatial Analytics

Co-Principal Investigator: Soonhye Park, Ph.D., Associate Professor, and Kyle Bunds, Ph.D., Associate Professor, NC State College of Natural Resources

Sponsor: North Carolina Space Grant

Award: $4,127


Title: RET Site: Atomic Scale Design and Engineering

Principal Investigator: Jacob Jones, Ph.D., Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Co-Principal Investigator: Gail Jones, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor

Sponsor: National Science Foundation/RET

Award: $196,950