Friday Institute

May 29, 2019

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.

May 16, 2019  |  Our People

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.

Apr 23, 2019

[Video] Student-Authors Read Excerpts from Published Works at Inaugural Reading Celebration

The Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI) investigates and promotes the power of voice among historically underserved students by supporting literacy learning in educational community-based organizations. Hear student-authors read excerpts from their published books at LCI’s Inaugural Reading Celebration.

Apr 1, 2019

[Video]: Person Early College Innovation and Leadership Investigate Global Water and Sanitation with PBI Global

Person Early College Innovation and Leadership students are learning how to ask compelling questions to solve real-world problems through a new partnership with Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global, a collaborative, inquiry-based instructional process based in the NC State College of Education’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.

Mar 20, 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.

Feb 28, 2019

Professor Hollylynne Lee to Talk Data Science in Upcoming DataBytes Webinar

Dr. Hollylynne Lee, a professor of mathematics and statistics education at the NC State College of Education, will present “Bringing Data Science to Middle and High School Education” during a DataBytes webinar on Wednesday, March 6.

Jan 16, 2019

[Video]: EdNC.org: Computer Science for All

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation is providing opportunities to learn computer science in classrooms across North Carolina through its Computer Science for All initiative. Hear from industry leaders about why the initiative is crucial to student success in this new video.

Jan 11, 2019

WRAL: Start Interventions Earlier to Improve Reading Skills

Trip Stallings, director of policy research at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, says better interventions in earlier grades could help North Carolina make more progress in reading achievement. Stallings is part of a team of researchers from the NC State College of Education and the Friday Institute that released findings from a five-year study on the state's Read to Achieve program last year.

Jan 7, 2019  |  News

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.

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.