Assistant Professor K.C. Busch to Use $1.1 Million NSF CAREER Grant to Develop Model and Metrics for Community Level Scientific Literacy
For the past five years, K.C. Busch, Ph.D., has been thinking about ways to learn more about how community members learn from those within their social networks. Now, she will be able to develop a theory and test metrics for measuring community level science learning through social networks thanks to a recently awarded $1.1 million NSF CAREER grant.
Assistant Professor Jamie Pearson to Help Prepare Students with Autism for STEM Careers Through Work on $1.3M Grant-funded Project
To address the urgent need to create workforce development models for students with autism spectrum disorder, Assistant Professor Jamie Pearson, Ph.D., is collaborating on a grant-funded project that will help prepare high school students with autism to enter postsecondary training programs in the geospatial and data science sectors.
$1.4M Grant Will Help Assistant Professors Erin Krupa, Robin Anderson Inspire High School Students to Develop Better Understanding of Mathematics Through Design and Pitch Competitions
For the past three years, Assistant Professor Erin Krupa, Ph.D., has been helping to inspire middle school students to explore STEM concepts through design and pitch competitions. Now, through a $1.4 million grant, she and Assistant Professor Robin Anderson, Ph.D., will expand the concept to high school students while implementing online supports for teachers.
NC State College of Education Awarded Over $1M in Research Funding October-December, 2020
Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $1,048,844 to support seven projects from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020. Total amounts reflect only the funding that was directly awarded to College of Education faculty and researchers.
2020-2021 Catalyst Grant Winners Announced
Three Catalyst Grants were awarded this week by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation in partnership with the NC State College of Education. The purpose of the Catalyst Grant program is to increase research collaborations among faculty and staff at both entities.
DeLeon Gray on his iScholar Project and the Importance of Belonging-centered Instruction: ‘The Concept of Belonging is So Fundamentally Human…It Has the Potential of Serving as the Connective Tissue Among All of Us’
Over the past eight years, Associate Professor and University Faculty Scholar DeLeon Gray, Ph.D., has created and grown the iScholar project into a way to improve students’ sense of belonging by empowering them to contribute to the social and physical conditions in their schools and communities.
Associate Professor Sarah Carrier to Help Teachers Implement Citizen Science Projects in Elementary School Classrooms Through NSF-funded Project
Citizen science projects, when successfully implemented in elementary school classrooms, can give students an opportunity to engage in authentic data collection that provides important information for professional scientists to use in their work. However, teachers often lack support for integrating these lessons into their existing curriculum. Associate Professor Sarah Carrier, Ph.D., is working to address this issue through a four-year, $1.9 million project funded by the National Science Foundation in partnership with Horizon Research, Inc.
Eight College of Education Doctoral Students to Receive Dissertation Research Continuity Grants to Help Offset Challenges Faced During COVID-19 Pandemic
As a result of the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, many doctoral students are experiencing unexpected challenges as they conduct their dissertation research. The College of Education will provide emergency financial support for eight of these students through Dissertation Research Continuity Grants, funded by the Excellence Fund, which provides support for student scholarships, student experiences, equity initiatives and educational innovation, and the NC State Graduate School.
With $30.5M in Funding Awarded in FY2019-20, College of Education Faculty Set Record for Grants Awarded for Third Consecutive Year
NC State College of Education faculty and staff, including research associates with its Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded 54 grants from external sources in the 2019-20 academic year, totaling $30,485,332. This marks the third consecutive year that the college has set a record for highest total dollar amount in grants awarded to faculty in a single year.
NC State College of Education Research: A Year in Review
Faculty, staff and research associates at the NC State College of Education have had another extraordinary year conducting impactful research, authoring award-winning books and journal articles and setting another record in grant funding awarded. Take a look at some of the work they have engaged in to solve pressing educational problems and advance equity in 2019-20.