Research and Impact

Jun 11, 2018

NC State Education Researchers Receive $1.5 Million NSF Grant to Implement Science Game-Based Learning Environments

NC State Education Professor and Principal Investigator John Nietfeld will receive a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant for a three-year project entitled A Learning Environment to Support Comprehension Monitoring with Informational Science Text. Education Associate Professor James Minogue serves as a Research Associate and Design Associate Professor Marc Russo serves as a co-PI on this project.

Jun 5, 2018  |  Research and Impact

Working Paper Offers Initial Data on Academic Impact of N.C. School Vouchers

A new working paper that compares scores of a small volunteer group of public and private school students on the same standardized test found positive effects for voucher recipients, particularly first-year participants in the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program; but authors Anna Egalite, Trip Stallings and Stephen Porter caution against reading too much into the results.

Jun 4, 2018

Five Questions With . . . Jessica DeCuir-Gunby on Race and Education

Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, a professor of educational psychology at the NC State College of Education, studies how racial identity impacts the educational experiences of African American students and the relationships between race and emotions within education. Her purpose: to help professional educators shape a more inclusive world.

May 30, 2018

NC State Education Receives $7.5+ Million in Research Grants Between April-May 2018

NC State College of Education faculty were awarded $7,749,144 to support five research projects in April and May. In FY 2018, faculty have received $13,276,765 in awards so far.

May 29, 2018

The Conversation: Lab Coats Help Students See Themselves As Future Scientists

Dressing the part is the key finding of a study Graduate Research Assistant Megan Ennes and Professor Gail Jones conducted recently to determine what kind of effect a simple article of clothing – in this case, white lab coats – have on students’ confidence in their ability to do science.

May 29, 2018

“Shark Tank” Competitions Provide Feedback, Increase Engagement in STEM Classrooms

Through a recently National Science Foundation funded $1.2 million ITEST grant, Jere Confrey and her team will continue to help math classrooms redesign group work to inspire and engage children through entrepreneurial problem-solving and coaching.

May 24, 2018  |  Research and Impact

Hollylynne Lee to Focus on Data Science as RTI Scholar

As a new RTI University Scholar, Professor Hollylynne Lee will collaborate on a project to help teachers incorporate statistics and data science into their classes.

May 21, 2018  |  Research and Impact

4 Receive Faculty Research and Professional Development (FRPD) Grants

Faculty members KC Busch, Crystal Chen Lee, Jessica Hunt and Jamie Pearson have received Faculty Research and Professional Development grants worth $7,500 to support their research.

May 15, 2018  |  Research and Impact

The Conversation: Science Teachers Sacrifice to Provide Lab Materials for Students

Whatever salary the science teacher at your local public school makes per year, subtract US$450. That’s how much money the typical middle and high school science teacher spends out of pocket each year on science lab materials. The $450 figure is based on a study Graduate Research Assistant Emily Cayton and Professor Gail Jones recently conducted to determine if science teachers have adequate funding to teach laboratories and science investigations.

May 15, 2018

2 NC State Education Projects Featured in 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase

Two videos from the NC State College of Education are featured in the 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase, an event held May 14-21, 2018. During the week-long event, members of the public are invited to view the short videos, discuss them with the presenters online, and vote for ones most effective in conveying creative work.