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Tag: STEM Ed Research

A copy of "The Stories We Tell: Math, Race,Bias, and Opportunity"

Oct 3, 2019

New Book Explores How Data Can Contribute to Inequity in Mathematics Classrooms

For many minority students, high performance doesn’t guarantee access to advanced mathematics classes. A new book from Valerie Faulkner, Ph.D., Patricia Marshall, Ph.D., and Associate Dean Lee Stiff, Ph.D., explores how data and bias can lead to inequity in the classroom. 

A statue of a howling wolf

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. 

A photo of a wolf statue on NC State's campus

May 15, 2019

Professor Jere Confrey Offers Insight to Learning Trajectories as Part of an International Expert Paper Series

Jere Confrey, Ph.D., Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Education at the NC State College of Education, wrote “A Synthesis of Research on Learning Trajectories/Progressions in Mathematics” to help global educators better understand, support and improve student performance in mathematics. 

New wolf statue on central campus.

Jan 7, 2019

New NSF Project to Increase Student STEM Identity through e-Mentoring

A three-year, $1.2 million grant “Enhancing STEM Identity through e-Mentoring Experiences” will pair underrepresented high school students in rural school districts in North Carolina with near-peer mentors studying engineering at NC State University to increase identity, self-efficacy and value for STEM subject areas. 

A statue of a howling wolf

Dec 10, 2018

3 NC State Education Faculty Projects Receive STEM Education Initiative Funding

Three faculty members from the NC State College of Education -- K.C. Busch, Karen Hollebrands and Temple Walkowiak -- were recently awarded research grants from the STEM Education Initiative. The funding will support projects focused on learning STEM in informal contexts, enhancing online courses for mathematics teaching specialists, and preparing elementary teachers to become leaders in mathematics teaching and learning. 

Photo of a citizen taking notes while birdwatching

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 30, 2018

NC State Education Receives $7.5+ Million in Research Grants Between April-May 2018

NC State College of Education faculty were awarded $7,749,144 to support five research projects in April and May. In FY 2018, faculty have received $13,276,765 in awards so far. 

Poe Hall

Jan 16, 2018

Four College of Education Graduate Students Win Conference Awards

From New York City to Dublin, four College of Education graduate students received awards from the NC State Graduate Student Association to travel to educational conferences. 

Graduating students in front of the Memorial Belltower.

Dec 13, 2017

Sam Wheeler ‘17 PHD: Going the Extra Mile

Though Sam Wheeler’s path to obtaining a Ph.D. in science education has not been traditional, his multiple extracurricular opportunities only enhanced his experience. 

STEM Ed Ph.D. student Megan Ennes

Aug 25, 2017

For Summer Research Project, Doctoral Candidate Studied Informal Science Educators in Australia

Megan Ennes, a Ph.D. candidate in STEM Education, learned to be adaptable while conducting research abroad this summer.