News & Observer: Business Leaders Seeing Talent Gap Want to Fund More Computer Science Teachers in N.C.
Dave Frye, Ed.D., senior director for computer science initiatives at the NC State College of Education's Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, says current funding levels would prevent North Carolina schools from being able to provide necessary training for additional computer science teachers until the 2030s.
NC State Education Awarded $7.6M in Research Funding March-May 2019
Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education and its Friday Institute for Educational Innovation were awarded $7,643,909 to support 11 research projects from March 13 to May 15, 2019.
NC State Education Awarded $14.4M in Research Funding January-March 2019
Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education and its Friday Institute for Educational Innovation were awarded $14,456,357 to support eight research projects in the first quarter of 2019.
$1 Million Grant Will Support Broadening Participation in Computer Science and Computational Thinking
A team of faculty and researchers at NC State University were recently awarded a three-year $1 million National Science Foundation grant in collaboration with the Wake County Public School System, UNC-Charlotte and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to broaden participation in computer science and computational thinking in North Carolina. Dr. Eric Wiebe, Dr. Dave Frye and Dr. Sherry Freeman from the NC State College of Education's Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and Dr. Tiffany Barnes from the Department of Computer Science at NC State will lead this project, starting this month, titled EcoCS: Developing a Systemic, Scalable Model to Broaden Participation in Middle School Computer Science Using an RPP Approach.