Gail Jones

Mar 25, 2020

NC State College of Education Awarded $13.2M in Research Funding January-March 2020

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $13,260,745 to support 10 projects from Jan. 24 through March 24, 2020.

Jan 23, 2020

Friday Institute Partners with Vance County Schools to Bring Immersive Virtual Reality Technology Into Science Classrooms

With the help of a team from the NC State College of Education's Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, students at Vance County Schools have had the opportunity to conduct scientific investigations in ways that were never possible before.

Jan 23, 2020

Marbles Kids Museum, Families and Museums Exploring (FAME) Partnership to Receive Award from N.C. Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center

A partnership between the Families and Museums Exploring (FAME) Project and Marbles Kids Museum that gave North Carolina families a chance to participate in STEM-related activities with the goal of increasing childrens’ interest in science, math and technology will be recognized with an award from the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center this spring.

Nov 20, 2019

NC State College of Education Partners with College of Natural Resources to Offer Minor in Environmental Education

Beginning in the spring semester, NC State students will have the option to minor in environmental education thanks to a partnership between the NC State College of Education and the College of Natural Resources.

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.

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.

Nov 9, 2018

NC State Education Receives $7M+ in Research Grants Between July and November 2018

NC State College of Education faculty were awarded $7,029,012 to support 15 research projects from July 2018 to November 2018. Read about the research projects the new grants will fund and how they will enhance education in North Carolina and across the nation.

Jul 11, 2018

More Than a Hobby: How Volunteers Support Science

Why count birds, give gardening advice or gaze at stars? Professor Gail Jones' research says citizen science benefits volunteers, the community and science itself.

May 29, 2018

The Conversation: Lab Coats Help Students See Themselves As Future Scientists

Dressing the part is the key finding of a study Graduate Research Assistant Megan Ennes and Professor Gail Jones conducted recently to determine what kind of effect a simple article of clothing – in this case, white lab coats – have on students’ confidence in their ability to do science.

May 15, 2018  |  Research and Impact

The Conversation: Science Teachers Sacrifice to Provide Lab Materials for Students

Whatever salary the science teacher at your local public school makes per year, subtract US$450. That’s how much money the typical middle and high school science teacher spends out of pocket each year on science lab materials. The $450 figure is based on a study Graduate Research Assistant Emily Cayton and Professor Gail Jones recently conducted to determine if science teachers have adequate funding to teach laboratories and science investigations.