3 NC State Education Faculty Projects Receive STEM Education Initiative Funding
Three faculty members from the NC State College of Education -- K.C. Busch, Karen Hollebrands and Temple Walkowiak -- were recently awarded research grants from the STEM Education Initiative. The funding will support projects focused on learning STEM in informal contexts, enhancing online courses for mathematics teaching specialists, and preparing elementary teachers to become leaders in mathematics teaching and learning.
$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.
Associate Professor James Bartlett Receives ACTER’s Meritorious Service Award
The Meritorious Service Award from the Association for Career and Technical Education Research recognizes individuals who have made unique contributions to research in career and technical education during the previous three years.
Alamance Community College President Algie Gatewood Receives I.E. Ready Distinguished Leader Award
Alamance Community College President Algie Gatewood ’94EDD has received the NC State College of Education’s 2018 I.E. Ready Distinguished Leader Award, which recognizes alumni with distinguished careers with the North Carolina Community College System.
Wendell Murphy ’60 Named NC State College of Education’s 2018 Distinguished Alumnus
Wendell Murphy has been named the NC State College of Education’s 2018 Distinguished Alumnus. He graduated from the College of Education in 1960 and worked as a teacher before translating what he learned about leadership into a career of business and policy leadership. Today, he’s the chair and chief executive officer emeritus of Murphy Family Farms, the nation’s leading swine producer.
Penny A. Pasque Named ACPA Senior Scholar
The head of the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development has been named an ACPA Senior Scholar in recognition of her exemplary contributions to ACPA’s mission of advancing research related to student affairs work in higher education.
Technology, Engineering and Design Students Earn Awards in Regional Competitions
Undergraduate students in NC State College of Education’s Technology, Engineering and Design Education program had two Top 3 finishes in competitions at the Technology & Engineering Education Collegiate Association Eastern Regional Conference.
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.
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.
Associate Professor Margareta Thomson Begins Fulbright Research in Romania
Associate Professor Margareta Thomson marked the beginning of her U.S. Core Fulbright year by presenting her research project “Fostering Academic Motivation and a STEM Growth Mindset in High-Poverty Schools through Authentic Research Experiences” with education faculty, K-12 teachers and nonformal educators throughout Romania.