Research and Impact

Apr 30, 2021

Science Books Boost Beginning Readers’ Skills

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Jackie Relyea, Ph.D., was part of study that used science books on Arctic animal survival to teach first graders to read.

Apr 26, 2021

Ask the Expert: What is Culturally Responsive Teaching? ‘Teaching That Acknowledges, Attends to and Leverages the Cultures, Values and Ways of Knowing of Young People,’ Say Assistant Professors Chandra Alston, Michelle Falter and Crystal Chen Lee

To help students become more fully motivated and engaged in the classroom, and to help them better develop their identities, NC State College of Education Assistant Professors Chandra Alston, Ph.D., Michelle Falter, Ph.D., and Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D., said that engaging in culturally responsive teaching practices is crucial for educators.

Apr 21, 2021

NC State College of Education Awarded $3.9 Million in Research Funding January-March, 2021

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, were awarded $3,927,703 to support 13 projects from Jan. 1 to March 31, 2021.

Apr 20, 2021

Articles from Associate Professor Meghan Manfra Highlight Professional Development, Digital Instruction Challenges for Social Studies Teachers During the Pandemic

Associate Professor Meghan Manfra, Ph.D., has always believed in the importance of considering teachers’ insider knowledge. Her recent work with Wake County Public School System teachers is highlighted in two recently published articles that showcase professional development work and the challenges in delivering high-quality digital instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 19, 2021

Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at NC State Names 2021 ECMC Foundation Postsecondary CTE Research Fellows

Fourteen Fellows from institutions across the nation have been selected to participate in the third annual Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Research Fellows Program at NC State University, sponsored by the ECMC Foundation.

Apr 16, 2021

Doctoral Student Danielle Moloney ‘24PHD Awarded Prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from National Science Foundation

Danielle Moloney ‘24PHD, a student in the NC State College of Education’s Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Learning Sciences’ elementary education in mathematics and science program area of study, has been awarded a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.

Apr 13, 2021

Doctoral Student Kathryn Rende Wins People’s Champion Prize in Shark Tank-style Competition at AERA Conference for Equity-focused Research Proposal

Doctoral student Kathryn Rende was selected as the People’s Champion during a Shark Tank-style pitch competition at the annual AERA conference for their project that aims to examine how engagement in scientific research impacts students’ agencies for using science to address climate injustice.

Apr 12, 2021

For Girls, Learning Science Outside Linked to Better Grades, Knowledge

In a new study, North Carolina State University researchers found that an outdoor science program was linked to higher average science grades and an increase in a measure of science knowledge for a group of fifth grade girls in North Carolina.

Apr 9, 2021

Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor Emeritus Jere Confrey to Help Students Living in Poverty Teach Peers Through Project Funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Grand Algebra Challenge

The Math Door, founded by Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Education Jere Confrey, Ph.D., is helping to pilot a program that would help high school students teach algebra to their younger peers through funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Grand Algebra Challenge.

Apr 5, 2021

Assistant Professor Jamie Pearson to Help Prepare Students with Autism for STEM Careers Through Work on $1.3M Grant-funded Project

To address the urgent need to create workforce development models for students with autism spectrum disorder, Assistant Professor Jamie Pearson, Ph.D., is collaborating on a grant-funded project that will help prepare high school students with autism to enter postsecondary training programs in the geospatial and data science sectors.