NC State Education Awarded $2.5M in Research Funding August-October, 2019
Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including its Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $2,467,124 to support 15 research projects from Aug. 1 to Oct. 21, 2019.
STEM Education Researchers Gather at National Summit to Explore Next Big Ideas, Questions in STEM Education
On Thursday, Oct. 10, STEM researchers, policymakers and educators were given a forum to come together to discuss the definitions and implications of STEM at the National STEM Education Research Summit held at the NC State College of Education’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.
Associate Dean, Friday Institute Executive Director Carla C. Johnson Co-PI on Grant to Create Cybersecurity Apprenticeships
Carla C. Johnson, executive director of the Friday Institute and associate dean of the NC State College of Education, will serve as co-PI on a four-year, $12 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor focused on creating cybersecurity apprenticeships to help fill a growing need for cybersecurity professionals. Johnson will lead the conceptualization, design and implementation of the research plan and evaluation of the progress of Purdue University’s Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (P-CAP). NC State will receive approximately $1.2 million dollars across the four-year span of the program award.
Associate Dean and Friday Institute Executive Director Carla C. Johnson on STEM Education, What Shaped Her Work and Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Carla C. Johnson, Ph.D., began her role as the executive director of the Friday Institute and associate dean at the NC State College of Education April 30. She provides strategic direction and leadership for the Friday Institute, including expanding and sustaining its success and operation in North Carolina and beyond. In this Q&A, she shares how she became interested in STEM education, what shaped her work and how she began working with astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
Dr. Carla C. Johnson Named Executive Director of Friday Institute and Associate Dean
Currently a special advisor to the dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute on P16 STEM, executive director of Indiana GEAR UP and professor of science education at Purdue University, Dr. Carla C. Johnson will begin as executive director of the Friday Institute and associate dean at the NC State College of Education July 1.