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Dec 19, 2022

Cosmos Magazine: Put Science Tools on Santa’s List

When children have greater access to science tools at home – equipment like rulers, measuring cups and kitchen scales – and time to tinker with them, it can strengthen their interest and confidence in science. That’s according to a new study published in Research in Science Education, led by Megan Ennes and co-investigator Gail Jones, together with the Florida Museum of Natural History. 

Dec 5, 2022

Why Tinkering is Important for Kids

A new study finds that tinkering with “everyday” science-related objects at home could be an important way to build science interests and skills in kids, but children may not always know if they have access to these items. 

Nov 18, 2022

Friday Institute Selects 2022 Graduate Student Fellows

Each year, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation selects graduate students to become Friday Institute Graduate Student Fellows. Fellows are nominated by Friday Institute faculty fellows or directors and are selected for their strong record of academic achievement and service to students and educators. 

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Jul 20, 2022

Publication and Presentation Roundup: A Look at Scholarly Work from College of Education Researchers from April-June, 2022

Faculty, staff and research associates at the NC State College of Education, including its Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, are publishing their research related to pressing educational topics in journals and sharing their work through national and international presentations. Take a look at a selection of presentations and publications from our faculty and research associates from April through June 2022. 

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May 26, 2022

College of Education Faculty Contribute to New Handbook of Research on Science Teacher Education

A new book co-edited by Gail Jones, an Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor in the NC State College of Education, is providing insights into science teacher education through a thorough review of research related to science teacher preparation, induction and career-long professional learning. The book’s 35 chapters are divided into six sections, two of which were edited by Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Sarah Carrier and Professor Soonhye Park. 

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Apr 20, 2022

Publication and Presentation Roundup: A Look at Scholarly Work from College of Education Researchers from January-March, 2022

Faculty, staff and research associates at the NC State College of Education, including its Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, are publishing their research related to pressing educational topics in journals and sharing their work through national and international presentations. Take a look at a selection of presentations and publications from our faculty and research associates from January through March 2022. 

NC State College of Education Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Gail Jones

Mar 1, 2022

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Gail Jones Named 2022 AERA Fellow

Gail Jones, an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Science Education in the NC State College of Education and senior faculty fellow at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, has been named a 2022 AERA Fellow — the American Educational Research Association’s highest honor that recognizes exceptional research contributions to education. 

Jan 25, 2022

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Gail Jones Selected to Receive NARST 2022 Distinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research Award

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Gail Jones, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) 2022 Distinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research Award. 

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Dec 7, 2021

More Than Half of Museum, Zoo Educators Weighing Career Change, Survey Finds

A survey led by NC State researchers revealed challenges for science educators in museums and non-school settings during the pandemic. 

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Oct 26, 2021

NC State College of Education Awarded $6.8 Million in Research Funding From July-September 2021

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $6,865,526 to support nine projects from July 1 through Sept. 30, 2021.