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Feb 1, 2023

Assistant Professor Tamecia Jones Blends STEM Education with Civics Lessons through Work on Grant-funded Project

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Tamecia Jones is applying her background in engineering to help K-12 students understand and address inequities in their communities through civic engagement. 

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Jan 24, 2023

Publication and Presentation Roundup: A Look at Scholarly Work from College of Education Researchers from October-December, 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. 

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Jan 24, 2023

NC State College of Education Awarded $26.9 Million in Grant Funding From October Through December, 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 $26,897,335 to support 11 projects from Oct 1 through Dec. 31, 2022. 

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. 

Students have a virtual visit with NC State in order to learn about bioeconomy careers.

Oct 28, 2022

Professor Meg Blanchard to Help Students Explore Bioeconomy Careers through Work on $2.25M Department of Energy Grant-funded Project

Professor Meg Blanchard is continuing her work to develop the American bioeconomy through her work on a new $2.25 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. 

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Oct 14, 2022

NC State College of Education Awarded $6.4 Million in Grant Funding From July Through September, 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 $6,398,167 to support 12 projects from July 1 through Sept. 30, 2022. 

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Oct 12, 2022

Publication and Presentation Roundup: A Look at Scholarly Work from College of Education Researchers from July-September, 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. 

Distinguished Professor Hollylynne Lee and Friday Institute Senior Research Associate Gemma Mojica

Oct 6, 2022

Hollylynne Lee and Gemma Mojica Aim to Transform Teacher Preparation for Data Science and Statistics Education through $2.5 Million Grant

Since 2016, Hollylynne Lee and Gemma Mojica have been addressing the need to prepare more educators who can engage students in data investigations through the ESTEEM project. Now, they’re expanding upon that work to help teacher educators through a networked improvement community. 

Associate Professor Cesar Delgado talks about using virtual reality to teach size and scale in science classrooms

Aug 30, 2022

How Can Virtual Reality Better Help Students Understand Size and Scale in Science? ‘It’s a More Interactive, Embodied Way of Experiencing Objects,’ Says Associate Professor Cesar Delgado

As students begin to learn about concepts related to size and scale in science, there will always be objects that are too small for the eye to see or too large or far away to experience up close. In these instances, Associate Professor Cesar Delgado believes that virtual reality can close the gap in understanding. 

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Aug 10, 2022

Strategies Revealed for Effective Delivery of K-12 Online Education

An analysis by NC State researchers found challenges and best practices for teaching K-12 classes online.