Heather Bronson

Oct 31, 2019

NSF Grant Will Broaden Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global to Include STEM Learning Through An NC Rural/Urban School Partnership

A new grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Hiller Spires, Ph.D., and Erin Krupa, Ph.D., to expand the Project-Based Inquiry Global project to include STEM learning.

Oct 18, 2019

STEM Education Researchers Gather at National Summit to Explore Next Big Ideas, Questions in STEM Education

On Thursday, Oct. 10, STEM researchers, policymakers and educators were given a forum to come together to discuss the definitions and implications of STEM at the National STEM Education Research Summit held at the NC State College of Education’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.

Jul 2, 2019

Associate Dean, Friday Institute Executive Director Carla C. Johnson Co-PI on Grant to Create Cybersecurity Apprenticeships

Carla C. Johnson, executive director of the Friday Institute and associate dean of the NC State College of Education, will serve as co-PI on a four-year, $12 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor focused on creating cybersecurity apprenticeships to help fill a growing need for cybersecurity professionals. Johnson will lead the conceptualization, design and implementation of the research plan and evaluation of the progress of Purdue University’s Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (P-CAP). NC State will receive approximately $1.2 million dollars across the four-year span of the program award.

May 16, 2019  |  Our People

Associate Dean and Friday Institute Executive Director Carla C. Johnson on STEM Education, What Shaped Her Work and Astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Carla C. Johnson, Ph.D., began her role as the executive director of the Friday Institute and associate dean at the NC State College of Education April 30. She provides strategic direction and leadership for the Friday Institute, including expanding and sustaining its success and operation in North Carolina and beyond. In this Q&A, she shares how she became interested in STEM education, what shaped her work and how she began working with astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Dec 6, 2018  |  Academics and Programs

$1 Million Grant Will Support Broadening Participation in Computer Science and Computational Thinking

A team of faculty and researchers at NC State University were recently awarded a three-year $1 million National Science Foundation grant in collaboration with the Wake County Public School System, UNC-Charlotte and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to broaden participation in computer science and computational thinking in North Carolina. Dr. Eric Wiebe, Dr. Dave Frye and Dr. Sherry Freeman from the NC State College of Education's Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and Dr. Tiffany Barnes from the Department of Computer Science at NC State will lead this project, starting this month, titled EcoCS: Developing a Systemic, Scalable Model to Broaden Participation in Middle School Computer Science Using an RPP Approach.

Nov 14, 2018  |  Honors and Awards

Friday Institute Selects 2018 Graduate Student Fellows

The Friday Institute has announced its 2018 Graduate Student Fellows, which includes two Ph.D. students in the NC State College of Education. In all, there are three new Friday Institute Graduate Fellows who are dedicating time to providing access to education for all students, protecting people impacted by hazardous weather or improving the educational experiences of all learners. Each fellow will receive $2,000 to support their research.

Nov 6, 2018

Stanford Associate Dean and Professor Shelley Goldman Receives 2018 Friday Medal

The associate dean for faculty affairs and professor at Stanford University was recognized by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation for her work in design thinking and her commitment to inspiring educators and organizations to take risks, solve complex problems and collaborate to build an equitable education system. Goldman is the 13th recipient of the Friday Medal.

Nov 20, 2017

7 Superintendents of Rural School Districts in North Carolina Receive 2017 Friday Medal

Seven superintendents of rural school districts in North Carolina received the 2017 Friday Medals in recognition their strong, innovative leadership that includes documented results in improving students' learning and implementing digital-age approaches to teaching and learning. Among the recipients are two alumni and a teaching assistant professor at the NC State College of Education.