Research and Impact

Jun 19, 2020

College of Education Assistant Professor Jackie Eunjung Relyea Among 2020 Incentive Grants Award Winners

Assistant Professor Dr. Jackie Eunjung Relyea was awarded a 2020 Incentive Grant Award for the project iWolfpack Readers: Partnership for Online Afterschool Literacy Intervention for Elementary-Grade Students with Reading Difficulties

Jun 18, 2020

Belk Center Postdoctoral Scholar Melissa Whatley Co-authors White Paper to Provide Overview of International Higher Education Research and Propose Organizational Framework for Future Research in Field

Research on international higher education has expanded and diversified over the past few decades, but Belk Center Postdoctoral Scholar Melissa Whatley said an increase in structure and organization in the field could help provide further clarity for research that informs policies and practices. To begin to address this issue, she co-authored a recently released white paper entitled “International Higher Education Research: The State of the Field.”

Jun 17, 2020

Ask the Expert: What Role Do Principals Play in Student Success? Assistant Professor Timothy Drake Says Effective Principals Help Students and Teachers Achieve

Assistant Professor Timothy Drake, Ph.D., says that principals can influence student success directly and indirectly, and partnerships between districts and universities are important for training educators with the skills necessary to become school leaders.

Jun 17, 2020

Professor Sylvia Nassar Addresses Global Unemployment Issues Through Career Builders Toolkit Project

Over the course of 30 years working with issues related to career counseling, Professor Sylvia Nassar, Ph.D., realized that there were no uniform interventions to address the vast, worldwide problem of unemployment, particularly among younger populations. She has worked to address that issue through research that led to the development of the free Career Builders Toolkit.

Jun 15, 2020

Jere Confrey, Erin Krupa Use NSF-funded Project to Engage Students in STEM Through Summer Virtual Entrepreneurial Competitions

Middle school students will have the opportunity this summer to flex their entrepreneurial muscles while inventing innovative STEM solutions to real-world problems through an ongoing project led by Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Education Jere Confrey, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Erin Krupa, Ph.D.

May 28, 2020

Professor Carla Johnson Leads the Development of First Handbook of Research on STEM Education, Featuring Contributions from College of Education Faculty

Several College of Education faculty members have contributed chapters in the recently released Handbook of Research on STEM Education, on which Professor Carla Johnson, Ed.D., served as lead editor. In addition to that work, Johnson has also helped pilot a new STEAM curriculum that is being piloted throughout China.

May 15, 2020

Ask the Expert: How Can Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom? As a Tool to Enhance Instruction and Motivate Students, Says Professor Karen Hollebrands

Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Karen Hollebrands, Ph.D., says that technology can be an important classroom tool to enhance mathematics instruction, but teachers must make sure they are choosing appropriate technological resources.

May 13, 2020

PBI Global Provides Authentic, High-Impact Learning for an NC Rural/Urban School Partnership

Through a two-year, NSF-funded DRK-12 exploratory grant, a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the NC State College of Education are examining how engagement in Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global, a collaborative global inquiry process, affects the development of learners’ science content knowledge and motivation. 

May 8, 2020

MSEN Program Expands Reach To Edgecombe County to Bring STEM Experiences to Rural Students

Braska Williams, director of the North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network Pre-College Program (MSEN) at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, knows the impact his program has had on students. Now, because of a new four-year, $1.4 million NSF grant, MSEN will expand its program beyond Raleigh and into Edgecombe County Public Schools (ECPS) to address the lack of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) access for middle school students in the district.

May 6, 2020

Associate Professor DeLeon Gray Aims to Help Mathematics Teachers Engage in Belonging-centered Instruction Through New Grant-funded Project

Associate Professor and University Faculty Scholar DeLeon Gray, Ph.D., is partnering with Montclair State University on a new grant-funded project that aims to identify the qualities of belonging-centered instruction in mathematics classrooms and provide teachers with a guide to equity-focused instruction.