Friday Institute

Oct 31, 2019

NSF Grant Will Broaden Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global to Include STEM Learning Through An NC Rural/Urban School Partnership

A new grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Hiller Spires, Ph.D., and Erin Krupa, Ph.D., to expand the Project-Based Inquiry Global project to include STEM learning.

Oct 18, 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.

Aug 15, 2019

Professor Hollylynne Lee Continues to Help Teachers Prepare Data Literate Students Through $2.9 Million NSF Grant

Professor Hollylynne Lee believes many high school graduates are underprepared with the necessary statistics and data science skills to pursue a STEM career. She is now using an NSF grant to curate and create online resources to help statistics teachers prepare data literate students.

Jul 2, 2019

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.

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.