Research and Impact

Feb 15, 2019

NC State a Fulbright Leader — Again

Dr. Margareta Thomson, an associate professor of educational psychology, is one of NC State University's seven U.S. Fulbright Scholars studying, teaching and conducting research around the world in 2018-19. Dr. Thompson is working alongside Babes-Bolyai University in Romania on her project "Fostering Academic Motivation and a STEM Growth Mindset in High Poverty Schools Through Authentic Research Experiences."

Jan 7, 2019

New NSF Project to Increase Student STEM Identity through e-Mentoring

A three-year, $1.2 million grant “Enhancing STEM Identity through e-Mentoring Experiences” will pair underrepresented high school students in rural school districts in North Carolina with near-peer mentors studying engineering at NC State University to increase identity, self-efficacy and value for STEM subject areas.

Dec 19, 2018

New White Paper Serves as Beginner’s Guide to Practitioner Research in Social Studies

In the white paper “Moving Our Field Forward: Practitioner Research in the Social Studies,” Associate Professor Meghan Manfra and colleagues offer an introductory guide to practitioner research for social studies educators. This free open resource for educators -- available to download now -- explains how practitioner research can improve social studies practice and shares representative examples from the field to encourage implementation.

Dec 13, 2018

Associate Professor Jessica Hunt Receives Linking Research and Practice Outstanding Publication Award

Jessica Hunt, associate professor of mathematics education and special education at the NC State College of Education, has received the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Linking Research and Practice Outstanding Publication Award.

Dec 13, 2018

Putting Transformative Learning Theory into Perspective

Associate Professor Chad Hoggan offers up a typology of transformative learning outcomes in Adult Education Quarterly’s most cited and fourth most read article on its website in the past three years.

Dec 10, 2018

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.

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 9, 2018

NC State Education Receives $7M+ in Research Grants Between July and November 2018

NC State College of Education faculty were awarded $7,029,012 to support 15 research projects from July 2018 to November 2018. Read about the research projects the new grants will fund and how they will enhance education in North Carolina and across the nation.

Oct 25, 2018  |  Honors and Awards

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.

Oct 22, 2018

N&O: NC State Researchers Reveal Results in Newest ‘Read to Achieve’ Study

Researchers from the NC State College of Education and Friday Institute for Educational Innovation reveal findings from North Carolina's Read to Achieve program since its inception in 2012 and suggest ways to improve the statewide initiative moving forward.