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Research Projects

The College of Education’s projects support our mission to be a voice of innovation for learning across the lifespan. While research topics are wide-ranging, most focus on educational innovation and 21st century teaching and learning. Faculty collaborate across campus, the nation and globally to advance education through interdisciplinary projects.

Our sponsors include the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Aerospace/NASA, US Department of Education, NC Department of Public Instruction, GoldenLEAF Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome and Qualcomm.


Title: NC State University’s Leadership Academies

Project Team: PI- Bonnie Fusarelli  Lance Fusarelli  Lesley Wirt 

Sponsor: University of North Carolina Systems Office/North Carolina Principal Fellows Commission

Project Total: $4,499,936


Title: NC State University’s Leadership Academies-Supplement

Project Team: PI- Bonnie Fusarelli  Lance Fusarelli  Lesley Wirt 

Sponsor: University of North Carolina Systems Office/NC Principal Fellows Commission

Project Total: $1,499,937


Title: Collaborative Research: Supporting Teachers to Develop Equitable Mathematics Instruction Through Rubric-Based Coaching

Project Team: PI- Jonee Wilson 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $1,146,432


Title: FIRST in PD Teaching – Food Innovation, Research, Science and Technology in Product Development Teaching

Project Team: PI- Fernanda Santos (CALS)  Jessica White (CALS)  Shaun Kellogg (CED) 

Sponsor: Cal Poly Corporation/U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Project Total: $217,158


Title: Youth Engaging in the Science of Resilience in Urban and Rural NC (YES-Resilience)

Project Team: PI- Shaun Kellogg 

Sponsor: UNC-Chapel Hill/National Science Foundation

Project Total: $25,945


Title: FMRG: Future Eco Manufacturing of Soft Electronics

Project Team: PI- Zhu Yong  Meg Blanchard (CED)  Richard Venditti (CNR)  Jingyan Dong (Eng)  Orlin Velev (Eng)   

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $2,998,710


Title: NC Education Corps Evaluation

Project Team: PI- Callie Womble  Shaun Kellogg 

Sponsor: North Carolina Education Corps

Project Total: $376,842


Title: When Summer Learning Succeeds: Context, Conditions, and Strategies that Maximize Impact

Project Team: PI- Shaun Kellogg 

Sponsor: NC Dept. of Public Instruction/U.S. Dept. of Education

Project Total: $121,636


Title: Recovering from COVID-Learning-Loss with a Platform to Support Human Tutoring

Project Team: PI- Malinda Faber  Shaun Kellogg 

Sponsor: ASSISTments Foundation/U.S. Dept of Education

Project Total: $700,000


Title: TEXplore – Summer Enrichment and Saturday Academy Program

Project Team: PI- Delisha Hinton (COT)  Braska Williams 

Sponsor: Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Project Total: $178,134


Title: Focus Groups and Professional Development for the Innovative Assessment Pilot

Project Team: PI- Shaun Kellogg  Emmy Coleman 

Sponsor: NC Dept of Public Instruction

Project Total: $334,235


Title: Building Positive Relationships Among University Students Across Religion And Worldview Diversity

Project Team: PI- Alyssa Rockenbach 

Sponsor: Durham University/Auxilium Foundation

Project Total: $37,613


Title: African American Teachers and Pedagogies of Freedom: A Historical Examination of Black Teaching in Professional Networks, 1925-1954

Project Team: PI- Amato Nocera 

Sponsor: Spencer Foundation

Project Total: $74,986


Title: Enhancing Pre-K-3rd Grade Principal Practice in NorthCarolina

Project Team: PI- Michael Little  Timothy Drake 

Sponsor: Belk Foundation

Project Total: $75,000


Title: Developing a Model for Supporting Coastal Resilience through Youth-Led Coproduction

Project Team: PI- Kathryn Stevenson (CNR)  K.C. Busch (CED)  Nils Peterson (CNR) 

Sponsor: NC Sea Grant

Project Total: $25,270


Title: Developing a Skills Ladder with Library of Congress Primary Sources

Project Team: PI- Meghan Manfra 

Sponsor: Library Congress

Project Total: $67,786


Title: AI Institute for Engaged Learning

Project Team: PI- James Lester (Eng)  Eric Wiebe (Snr Personnel) 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $19,996,290


Title: Digital Learning Media Inventory Revision

Project Team: PI- Ray Zeisz 

Sponsor: NC Department of Public Instruction

Project Total: $455,500


Title: NC STEM Education Strategic Plan – Public Dissemination

Project Team: PI- Shaun Kellog  Malinda Faber 

Sponsor: Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Project Total: $24,990


Title: Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE): Expanding the Reach and Impact of Innovations in STEM Education

Project Team: PI- Eric Wiebe (CED) 

Sponsor: Education Development Center, Inc./National Science Foundation

Project Total: $85,434


Title: Broadband Data Collection & Analysis and Technology Strategy

Project Team: PI- Ray Zeisz 

Sponsor: NC Department of Information Technology Services

Project Total: $97,750



Title: Iterative Design to Engage All (IDEA) Learners: A Teacher-Scientist Collaboration to Feature Biomedical Research and Engage Diverse High School Students

Project Team: PI- Shaun Kellogg (CED) 

Sponsor: UNC-Chapel Hill/National Institutes of Health

Project Total: $164,563


Title: Applying a Digital Tool to Support Self-regulated Learning Strategies in Introductory Geoscience Courses

Project Team: PI- David McConnell (COS)  John Nietfeld (CED) 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $480,225


Title: IGE: Learning the Entire Pipeline: Analyzing and Improving Graduate Engineering Education through Communities of Practice

Project Team: PI- Kook Han (Eng)  Cesar Delgado (CED)  Collin Lynch (Eng) 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $332,184


Title: STC: Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS) Center

Project Team: PI- Jacob Jones (Eng)  Rosangela Sozzani (COS)  Justin S Baker (CALS)  Paul Westerhoff (Arizona State University)  Christine O Hendren (Duke University)  Gail Jones (CED)  Aziz Amoozegar (CALS)  Douglas Call (Eng)  John Classen (CALS)  Owen Duckworth (CALS)  Wei Gao (COT)  Jen Genzer (Eng)  Khara Grieger (GES)  Dean Hesterberg (CALS)  Jordan Kern (CNR)  Detlef Knappe (Eng)  James Levis (Eng)  Natalie Nelson (CALS)  Ruben Rellan Alvarez (COS)  Ranga Vatsavai (Eng)  Yuan Yao (CNR)  Yaroslava Yingling (Eng)  Christopher Gorman (COS)  Rada Chirkova (Eng)  Luciano Colpo Gatiboni (CALS)  Daniel Obenour (Eng)  Ashleigh Wright (Eng)  Maude Cuchiara (Eng)  Cranos Williams (Eng) 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $24,997,435


Title: SCC-PG: Empathy and AI: Towards Equitable Microtransit

Project Team: PI- Eleni Bardaka (CC&EE)  Crystal Chen Lee (CED)  Leila Dizaji (Engineering)  Munindar Singh (Engineering)  Christopher Mayhorn (Engineering) 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $150,000


Title: Amplifying the Voices of Underserved Students in Community-Based Organizations

Project Team: PI- Crystal Chen Lee  Jose Picart 

Sponsor: National Council of Teachers of English

Project Total: $2,000


Title: NC Education Futures Initiative – Accelerating Attainment Project

Project Team: PI- Lam Pham 

Sponsor: UNC-Chapel Hill/Belk Foundation

Project Total: $14,586


Title: Computer Science Discoveries & Computer Science Principles Training

Project Team: PI- Melissa Raspberry 

Sponsor: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Project Total: $1,897,500


Title: Postsecondary CTE Research Fellows at NC State University

Project Team: PI- James Bartlett  Michelle Bartlett  Audrey J. Jaeger 

Sponsor: ECMC

Project Total: $1,354,331


Title: Advancing Equitable Outcomes through Leadership

Project Team: PI- Audrey J. Jaeger  Kimberly Sepich  Jemilia Davis 

Sponsor: Ascendium

Project Total: $1,803,200


Title: Building Capacity of Regional/Virtual Centers for Teaching and Learning to Improve Student Success in North Carolina Community Colleges

Project Team: PI- Audrey J. Jaeger 

Sponsor: Belk Foundation

Project Total: $2,500,000


Title: Co-development of Reading Ability and Science Content Knowledge for Elementary-Grade English Learners: The Role of Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP)

Project Team: PI- Jackie Relyea 

Sponsor: American Educational Research Association/National Science Foundation

Project Total: $25,000


Title: Supporting the Implementation of Scientific Modeling Instruction in High School Chemistry and Biology in Rural Schools

Project Team: PI- Neal Ragan (The Science House)  Soonhye Park 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $1,236,590


Title: Developing and Refining a Parent Training to Improve Outcomes for African American Children with Autism

Project Team: PI- Jamie Pearson 

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education

Project Total: $699,224


Title: ESF-REM: Light The Way

Project Team: PI- Patricia Hilliard  Jaclyn Bell 

Sponsor: NC Department of Public Instruction

Project Total: $40,000


Title: NC Virtual Computer Science Summit

Project Team: PI- Samual Morris 

Sponsor: University of Texas Austin

Project Total: $16,336



Title: Preparing Teachers who are Content Leaders v.2—English as a Second Language Cohort Program

Project Team: PI- John Lee  Paola Sztajn 

Sponsor: Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools

Project Total: $177,097


Title: Healthy and Connected Workforce initiative: ARC Power Implementation Grant

Project Team: Erin Huggins 

Sponsor: NC Department of Information Technology Services

Project Total: $60,000


Title: Connecting Students with Autism to Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIST) Careers

Project Team: PI- Jason Painter (College of Sciences) 

Sponsor: NSF

Project Total: $1,345,436


Title: SCALE-VR: Scale Cognition through Advanced Learning Environments in Virtual Reality

Project Team: PI- Karen Chen (College of Engineering)  Matther Peterson (College of Design) 

Sponsor: NSF

Project Total: $1,342,683


Title: Design and Pitch Challenges in STEM: Merging Entrepreneurship and Mathematics Learning

Project Team: PI- Erin Krupa  Robin Anderson 

Sponsor: NSF

Project Total: $1,424,834


Title: NC State University – North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network Pre-College Program

Project Team: PI- Braska Williams 

Sponsor: Intuitive Foundation

Project Total: $50,000


Title: Belonging-Centered Instruction: An Approach to Establishing Inclusive Mathematics Classrooms

Project Team: PI- DeLeon Gray 

Sponsor: University of Michigan/New Venture Fund

Project Total: $22,404


Title: Estimating the Relationship Between Preschool Attendance and Executive Function in Elementary School

Project Team: PI- Michael Little 

Sponsor: American Educational Research Association

Project Total: $25,000


Title: NC ACCESS Charter School Program Evalaution

Project Team: Erin Huggins 

Project Total: $123,413


Title: Next Steps in Interfaith Innovations: Introducing the Welcoming Worldview Index

Project Team: PI- Alyssa Rockenbach 

Sponsor: Ohio State University/Arthur Vining Davis Foundation

Project Total: $85,448


Title: RCN-UBE: The Undergraduate Network for Increasing Diversity of Ecologists (UNIDE)

Project Team: PI- Shaun Kellogg 

Sponsor: Ohio State University/NSF

Project Total: $54,297


Title: Digital Learning Object Pilot

Project Team: PI- Carla Johnson 

Sponsor: Grant Thornton, LLC/Institute of Education Sciences

Project Total: $456,000


Title: Whose Home for Home School?: Black “Essential Worker” Mothers and their Experiences with Distance Learning During COVID 19

Project Team: PI- Jessica DeCuir-Gunby 

Sponsor: University of California - San Diego/Spencer Foundation

Project Total: $11,329


Title: Coaching Support for Remote Learning

Project Team: PI- Patricia Hilliard 

Sponsor: NC Department of Public Instruction

Project Total: $59,856


Title: IPA Assignment Tailored Approaches to Reduce Distress and Improve Self-Management for Veterans with Diabetes (TARDIS)

Project Team: PI- Susan Barcinas 

Sponsor: US Department of Veterans Affairs

Project Total: $9,989


Title: NNCI: North Carolina Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN)

Project Team: PI- Jacob Jones (Eng)  David Berube (Communication)  Ayman Hawari (Eng) 

Sponsor: NSF

Project Total: $5,500,000


Title: Enhancing Undergraduate Learning About Biomechanics and Data Science Through Augmented Reality and Self-motion Data

Project Team: PI- Xu Xu (Eng)  Xiaolei Fang (Eng)  Karen Chen (Eng)  Tianfu Wu (Eng) 

Sponsor: NSF

Project Total: $600,000


Title: EAA AeroEducate Activity Development Proposal

Project Team: PI- Kevin Sutton 

Sponsor: Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)

Project Total: $174,994


Title: A Longitudinal Examination of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) in North Carolina Public Schools

Project Team: PI- Ed Sabornie (CED)  Emily Griffith (COS)  Cathy Crossland (CED) 

Sponsor: NC Department of Public Instruction

Project Total: $136,651


Title: Supporting Elementary Teacher Learning for Effective School-Based Citizen Science (TL4CS)

Project Team: PI- Sarah Carrier 

Sponsor: Horizon Research/NSF

Project Total: $467,282


Title: Collaborative Research: Improving Undergraduate Education in Civil & Building Engineering through Student-centric Cyber-Physical Systems and Real-world Problems

Project Team: PI- Kook Han (Eng)  Jason Patrick (Eng)  Tamecia Jones (CED) 

Sponsor: NSF

Project Total: $199,999


Title: Supporting Reading Comprehension for English Learners Through Inquiry-Based, Language Focused Instruction

Project Team: PI- Dennis Davis  Jackie Relyea 

Sponsor: US Department of Education

Project Total: $1,398,946


Title: AccelNet: International Collaboration to Accelerate Integration of Engineering, Plant Sciences, and Agricultural Research

Project Team: PI- Rosangela Sozzani (CALS)  Juan Cisneros (CALS)  Amy Grunden (CALS)  Cranos Williams (Eng)  Terry Long (CALS)  Shaun Kellogg (CED) 

Sponsor: NSF

Project Total: $749,441


Title: At Home Learning Initiative Phase III

Project Team: Erin Huggins 

Sponsor: NC Department of Public Instruction

Project Total: $369,512


Title: Learning Analytics in STEM Education Research Institute

Project Team: PI- Shaun Kellogg  Shiyan Jiang  Hollylynne Lee 

Sponsor: NSF

Project Total: $993,150


Title: The Role of Education in Climate Change Adaptation

Project Team: PI- KC Busch 

Sponsor: Spencer Foundation

Project Total: $49,850


Title: School Connectivity Initiative (2020-2023)

Project Team: PI- Ray Zeisz 

Sponsor: NC Department of Public Instruction

Project Total: $850,500


Title: Developing STEM Identity in Rural Audiences through Community-based Engineering Design

Project Team: PI- Tameshia Ballard (Eng)  Tricia Townsend (CED)  Braska Williams (CED) 

Sponsor: NSF

Project Total: $1,401,591


Title: Artificial Intelligence Academy: North Carolina Apprenticeships for Innovation (NCAI)

Project Team: PI- Carla Johnson  James Robinson  Angela Mullennix 

Sponsor: US Department of Labor

Project Total: $5,999,799




Title: NC State University’s NC Principal Fellows Program (NCPFP/TP3) Grants Renewal Application

Project Team:

Sponsor: UNC-General Administration/NC Principal Fellows Commission

Project Total: $2,369,767


Title: NC State University’s Leadership Academies

Project Team: PI- Bonnie Fusarelli  Lance Fusarelli  Lesley Wirt 

Sponsor: UNC-General Administration/NC Principal Fellows Commission

Project Total: $3,749,887


Title: Belonging-Centered Instruction: An Approach to Establishing Inclusive Mathematics Classrooms

Project Team:

Sponsor: Montclair State University/Mindset Scholars Network

Project Total: $31,533


Title: Building Capacity for Regional Collective Evaluation across North Carolina Science Museums

Project Team: Kathryn Stevenson (CNR)  Lincoln Larson (CNR) 

Sponsor: NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources/Institute of Museum & Library Services

Project Total: $356,750


Title: Measuring the Impact of the Deliberative Discussion Model

Project Team:

Sponsor: Street Law, Inc.

Project Total: $92,606


Title: Professional Online Learning Module (PLOM) Project

Project Team: Janet Walton  Meghan Day 

Sponsor: US Dept. of Education/IES

Project Total: $934,215



Title: Literacy Leaders Partnership

Project Team:

Sponsor: Mebane Charitable Foundation

Project Total: $575,183


Title: Programmed Robotics in the After-School Makerspace: A Four-County Initiative

Project Team: Regina Barrier (The Science House) 

Sponsor: Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Project Total: $177,468


Title: Supporting Students’ Science Content Knowledge through Project-Based Inquiry (PBI)

Project Team:

Sponsor: NSF

Project Total: $449,081


Title: Invigorating Statistics Teacher Education Through Professional Online Learning (InSTEP)

Project Team:

Sponsor: NSF

Project Total: $2,852,626


Title: Collaborative Research: Validity Evidence for Measurement in Mathematics Education (VM2Ed)

Project Team:

Sponsor: NSF

Project Total: $1,390,727



Title: Validation of the Equity and Access Rubrics for Mathematics Instruction (VEAR-MI)

Project Team:

Sponsor: NSF

Project Total: $2,296,493


Title: RET Site: Atomic Scale Design and Engineering

Project Team: PI- Jacob Jones (Eng) 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $600,000


Title: AEOP Consortium Evaluation

Project Team:

Sponsor: Battelle Memorial Institute

Project Total: $4,127,517


Title: Indiana’s GEAR UP Program

Project Team:

Sponsor: Purdue University/US Department of Education

Project Total: $394,450


Title: Changing Teaching Practice: Integrating the C3 Framework through Action Research

Project Team:

Sponsor: Spencer Foundation

Project Total: $49,884


Title: ADVANCE Adaptation: Targeting Equity in Access to Mentoring (TEAM)

Project Team:

Sponsor: UNC-Chapel Hill/NSF

Project Total: $90,739


Title: IRAPID: Informal Learning about Urban Ecology through Community-Engaged Research as a Pathway to Persistence for Disaster-Impacted Students

Project Team: PI- Madhusudan Katti (CNR-Forest and Environmental Resources)  Kelly Mulvey (CHASS)  Darby Orcutt (NCSU Libraries) 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $199,721


Title: NC State Improvement Project IHE Partnership

Project Team:

Sponsor: NC Department of Public Instruction/US Dept. of Education

Project Total: $10,000


Title: zSpace

Project Team:

Sponsor: Vance County Public Schools

Project Total: $22,899


Title: Science Data Stories: Integrating Computational Data Investigations in Middle School Science Classrooms

Project Team:

Sponsor: University of California - Berkeley / National Science Foundation

Project Total: $280,017


Title: North Carolina High School Mathematics Master Teacher Fellows

Project Team: Molly Fenn (COS-Mathematics) 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $1,844,149


Title: Bridging Gaps in Postsecondary Research: ECMC Postsecondary CTE Fellows

Project Team: Reynaldo Garcia 

Sponsor: ECMC Foundation

Project Total: $2,034,053


Title: Enhancing STEM Identity through eMentoring Experiences

Project Team: Angelitha Daniel (Engineering) 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $1,199,814


Title: Interdisciplinary Doctoral Education Program in Animal Production from Renewable Forest Resources

Project Team: PI- Sunkyu Park (CNR-Forest Biomaterials)  Richard Venditti (CNR-Forest Biomaterials)  Yuan Yao (CNR-Biomaterials)  Sung Kim (CALS-Animal Science)  Miles See (CALS-Animal Science)  Max Coffey (CALS-Animal Science) 

Sponsor: US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Project Total: $238,500


Title: Developing Expertise in Risk Analysis and Risk Management for the Bioeconomy

Project Team: PI- Ronalds Gonzalez (CNR-Forest Biomaterials)  Stephen Kelley (CNR-Forest Biomaterials)  Robert Handfiled (Business Management)  Robert Abt (CNR-Forestry and Environmental Resources)  Lucian Lucia (CNR-Forest Biomaterials)  Hasan Jameel (CNR-Forest Biomaterials)  Jeffrey Stonebraker (Business Management)  Meg Blanchard (CED-Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education) 

Sponsor: US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Project Total: $238,500


Title: Building Capacity of Educators, Schools, and Districts to Meet the Needs of All Learners

Project Team: PI- Patricia Hilliard   

Sponsor: Sponsor: Oak Foundation

Project Total: $949,283


Title: Collaborative Research: Developing a Systemic, Scalable Model to Broaden Participation in Middle School Computer Science

Project Team: PI- Tiffany Barns (Eng)  Eric Wiebe   

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $497,176


Title: Collaborative Research: Preparing to Teach Mathematics with Technology – Examining Student Practice [PTMT-ESP]

Project Team: PI- Hollylynne S. Lee 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $438,365


Title: Preservice Educators Reimagining Core Experiences in Physics Teaching

Project Team: PI- James Minogue 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $733,392


Title: A Learning Environment to Support Comprehension Monitoring with Informational Science Text

Project Team: PI- John Nietfeld  Marc Russo (COD)  Sr Personnel: James Minogue 

Sponsor: NSF

Project Total: $​1,469,395


Title: Envisioning Excellence for Community College Leadership

Project Team: PI- Audrey J. Jaeger   

Sponsor: John M. Belk Endowment

Project Total: $​10,863,040



Title: Multimodal Visitor Analytics: Investigating Naturalistic Engagement with Interactive Tabletop Science Exhibits

Project Team: PI- ​James Lester (Eng)  James Minogue 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $ ​1,951,956


Title: ​Environmental Health Research Experiences for Teachers in High-Poverty Schools: A Professional Development Program

Project Team: Reade Roberts (COS)  Margareta M. Thomson 

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Project Total: $​497,530


Title: Sustaining STEM Career Clubs in Rural North Carolina

Project Team: PI- Meg Blanchard  Braska Williams 

Sponsor: Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Project Total: $​179,061


Title: Evaluation of Teacher Compensation Models and Advanced Teaching Roles Pilot

Project Team: PI- Callie Edwards Womble 

Sponsor: NC Department of Public Instruction

Project Total: $​200,000


Title: Building Capacity for Computational Thinking

Project Team:

Sponsor: Wake County Public School System

Project Total: $​54,844


Title: Collaborative Research: Fostering Collaborative Computer Science Learning with Intelligent Virtual Companions for Upper Elementary Students

Project Team: PI- Eric Wiebe   Collin Lynch (​ENG-​Computer Science) 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $​1,399,088


Title: Preparing Diverse and Rural Students and Teachers to Meet the Challenges in the Bioproducts and Bioenergy Industry

Project Team: PI- ​Richard Venditti (CNR-Forest Biomaterials)  Stephen Kelley (CNR-Forest Biomaterials)  Ronalds Gonzalez (CNR-Forest Biomaterials)  Elizabeth Nichols (CNR-Forestry and Environmental Resources)  Sunkyu Park (CNR-Forest Biomaterials)  Hasan Jameel (CNR-Forest Biomaterials)  Yuan Yao (CNR-Forest Biomaterials) 

Sponsor: US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Project Total: $​2,750,000


Title: Interdisciplinary Biochemistry Graduate Program

Project Team: PI- Robert Rose (CALS-Biochemistry)  Tamara Young 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $​999,907


Title: NC State University’s Principal Preparation Redesign: Creating Excellent Leaders, Effective Schools, and Enriched Communities

Project Team: PI- Timothy Drake 

Sponsor: The Wallace Foundation​

Project Total: $5,144,888

Description: The Wallace Foundation<http://www.wallacefoundation.org/> selected NC State to participate in a national $47-million initiative to develop models over four years for improving university principal preparation programs and to examine state policy to see if it could be strengthened to encourage higher-quality training statewide. An independent study, to be conducted by Rand,... Read More


Title: Promoting STEM Interests and Careers through FAME (Families and Museums Exploring)

Project Team:

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $956,574

Description: The goal of the 3-year project is to research and test a new model to promote the development of positive attitudes toward STEM and to increase interest in STEM careers with a focus on underserved students and their families.  The project is a partnership with Marbles Museum, the Morehead Planetarium and... Read More


Title: Enhancing Statistics Teacher Education with E­Modules [ESTEEM]

Project Team: PI- Hollylynne S. Lee 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $1,500,000

Description: In partnership with Eastern Michigan, Southern Indiana, and Concord Consortium, the ESTEEM project focuses on a multifaceted problem in STEM learning: a) preservice secondary mathematics teachers [PSMTs] are underprepared to teach statistical content in 6-12 curricula; b) technologies to engage in rich data analysis and statistics investigations are difficult to... Read More


Title: Developmentally Appropriate Strategies for Targeting EarlyAdolescents’ Motivation in STEM

Project Team:

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $1,011,821

Description: The overarching goal of the 3-year project is to develop a coherent set of instructional practices for teachers and community stakeholders that target motivational needs specific to economically disadvantaged adolescents in predominantly African American middle schools in Durham, NC. This project is distinctive in that this work will help teachers,... Read More


Title: The Impact of the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program on Student Achievement

Project Team: PI- Anna Jacob Egalite 

Sponsor: John William Pope Foundation

Project Total: $150,000


Title: Preparing Teachers for Cultural Connections, Collections, and Reflections through Technology

Project Team: PI- Kevin Oliver  Ruie Pritchard 

Sponsor: Triangle Community Foundation

Project Total: $279,904

Description: This project prepares teachers to adopt technology-enabled strategies for: 1) connecting with other cultures through global collaborative projects, 2) crowd curating cultural media collections, and 3) reflecting on cultural understanding through written and multimodal works. Finnish culture will serve as the focus for this work, with fifteen teachers selected in... Read More


Title: Evaluation For Actionable Change: A Data-Driven Approach

Project Team:  

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $799,837


Title: Suzhou North America High School: Connecting to the Future

Project Team: PI- Hiller Spires 

Sponsor: Wuzhong Group

Project Total: $3,377,539


Title: NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC) for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST)

Project Team: PI- Veena Misra (Eng)     

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $29,198,223