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Two students working on a STEM education project

May 11, 2022

Three Videos from College of Education Researchers Featured in National Science Foundation’s 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase

Three videos from NC State College of Education faculty, staff and students, including researchers from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, are featured at the National Science Foundation’s 2022 STEM For All Video Showcase, which is being held virtually from May 10-17. 

Researchers working with robot

Apr 22, 2022

NC State College of Education Awarded $2.5 Million in Research Funding From October 2021 Through March 2022

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 $2,503,821 to support 10 projects from Oct. 1, 2021, through March 31 2022. 

Dream2B, a fraction game developed by NC State College of Education Associate Professor Jessica Hunt, Ph.D., using a National Science Foundation grant

Apr 6, 2022

Associate Professor Jessica Hunt Shares Benefits of Inclusive, Game-Based Learning Through National Webinars

As she presents her work through two national webinars, Associate Professor Jessica Hunt shares about the importance of providing more STEM opportunities to students with disabilities and the benefits of game-based learning. 

CTE Fellows

Mar 31, 2022

Postsecondary CTE Research Fellows at NC State Will Support New Cohorts of Students Through 2025 with $1.3M Grant from ECMC Foundation

The NC State College of Education will be able to continue efforts to strengthen postsecondary career and technical education (CTE) at universities across the nation through a four-year, $1,354,331 grant from ECMC Foundation. 

Assistant Professor Amato Nocera

Feb 28, 2022

Project Funded by Spencer Foundation Will Allow Assistant Professor Amato Nocera to Approach Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Through a Historical Lens

As schools across the United States question how they can recruit and retain African American teachers and support historically marginalized students’ sense of belonging and self-worth in schools, NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Amato Nocera believes looking to the past can help find answers. 

NC State College of Education Associate Professor Angela Wiseman

Feb 11, 2022

Associate Professor Angela Wiseman Aims to Transform Use of Visual Methodologies to Promote Equity Using AERA Grant

Visual images have perpetuated racialized stereotypes and negative ideas, yet they also have the potential to amplify youth perspectives and dismantle deficit perspectives, says Associate Professor Angela Wiseman, Visual research methods, framed with an equity lens, can reflect people’s experiences and also play an important role in supporting children in educational contexts and communities. Wiseman also acknowledges that visual-based methods can be used as tools for activism and aims to develop and amplify visual methods in literacy education. 

A principal with students at a public school in North Carolina.

Jan 14, 2022

Assistant Professors Michael Little and Timothy Drake Aim to Enhance Pre-K Through 3rd Grade Principal Practice with Grant-funded Project

Assistant Professors Michael Little and Timothy Drake are laying the groundwork to improve Pre-K through third grade principal practice through a one-year, $75,000 grant from the Belk Foundation. 

Jan 12, 2022

Associate Professor Christy Byrd Will Help Develop Tool To Measure STEM Identities of African American Students Through Work on Grant-funded Project

To address the underrepresentation of African American students in STEM disciplines, Associate Professor Christy Byrd believes it is essential that universities and researchers understand how to support those students in developing an interest in STEM and maintaining that interest through their career selection. To help advance this understanding, Byrd will serve as a co-principal investigator on a three-year, $349,893 grant in collaboration with NC A&T University. 

NC State College of Education Associate Professor Meghan Manfra

Nov 10, 2021

Associate Professor Meghan Manfra Will Use Library of Congress Grant to Develop Skills Ladders to Help Teachers Use Primary Sources in Classrooms

Associate Professor Meghan Manfra is addressing the need to support students as they engage in historical inquiry with primary sources through a new grant from the Library of Congress. 

Researchers test the ScaleVR project in virtual reality

Nov 8, 2021

Seeing stars — and atoms, and everything in between

Every day, we are surrounded by things we can’t see — our individual cells, their molecules, the atoms making up those molecules. Then there are planets and stars, which are…