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Video from Friday Institute, College of Education Researchers Wins Facilitators Choice Award at 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase

A group of children conduct a science experiment

A video from three NC State College of Education researchers was recognized at the National Science Foundation’s 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase, which was held virtually from May 10-17.

The video “Inquiry-to-Action Through Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global” – from Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Hiller Spires, Friday Institute Research Associate Marie Himes and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Erin Krupa – was one of 25 chosen by a panel of 75 judges to receive the Facilitator’s Choice Award. 

This video presentation focused on the “Supporting Students’ Science Content Knowledge Through Project-Based Inquiry Global” project. 

In 2022, the Friday Institute’s New Literacies Collaborative worked in collaboration with Person Early College for Innovation and Leadership (PECIL) in Roxboro, North Carolina, on a PBI Global project focused on UN Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation. The multi-year project aims to understand how inquiry through the PBI Global cycle supports student science content knowledge, how students’ motivation changes after participating in PBI Global and how students’ perspectives of the PBI Global sycle evolve throughout the project. 

“Winning this award was a team effort. We’re grateful to be recognized for the work with our fabulous partners at Person Early College,” Spires said. “I hope this recognition will provide more visibility not only for the great work our teachers and students are doing but also for UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). We can all make a difference with SDG 6, clean water and sanitation issues, locally and globally.”