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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.

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Title: Interdisciplinary Biochemistry Graduate Program

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

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $​999,907

Title: Leadership Pipeline for Northeastern North Carolina Schools

Project Team:PI-Bonnie Fusarelli 

Sponsor: Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Project Total: $​100,000

Title: North Carolina School of Science and Math Western Campus Educational Programing and Planning

Project Team:PI-Trip Stallings  Co-PI-Jeni Corn 

Sponsor: North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics / NC Department of Administration

Project Total: $​472,929

Title: Using Real-Time Multichannel Self-Regulated Learning Data to Enhance Student Learning and Teachers’ Decision-Making with MetaDash

Project Team:PI- Roger Azevedo (CHASS)  Co-PI-Soonhye Park 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $​1,400,539

Title: Building Professional Acumen of Elementary Teachers and Principals to Systematically Support the Implementation of the Common Core State Standards Mathematics (BullPack)

Project Team:PI-Valerie Faulkner  Co-PI-Temple Walkowiak  Co-PI-Jonee Wilson  Alina Duca (COS) 

Sponsor: UNC - General Administration / US Dept. of Education (DED)

Project Total: $​299,901

Title: Building Capacity for Personalized & Digital Learning For the Middle School Personalized Learning & Media Coordinators Cohort

Project Team:PI-Mary Ann Wolf  Co-PI-Nancy Mangum 

Sponsor: Guilford County Schools / US Dept. of Education (DED)

Project Total: $​55,908

Title: Efficacy Evaluation of Zoology One: Kindergarten Research Labs

Project Team:PI-A. Brooks Bowden 

Sponsor: University of Pennsylvania / US Dept. of Education (DED)

Project Total: $​227,545

Title: The State of Ag

Project Team:PI- Mary Franklin (Kenan Institute for Engineering-Eng)  Jeni Corn  Malinda Faber 

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

Project Total: $​133,988

Title: ​Investigating the Characteristics of Programs that Produce Persistent STEM Teachers with High-Quality Instruction

Project Team:PI-Karen Hollebrands 

Sponsor: Florida State University / National Science Foundation

Project Total: $​74,964

Title: Homework Gap Evaluation Project

Project Team:PI-Jeni Corn 

Sponsor: ​NC Department of Information Technology Services/State of North Carolina

Project Total: $​35,500

Title: Computer Science for All K-12 Students

Project Team:PI-Glenn Kleiman  Co-PI-Eric Wiebe  Tiffany Barnes (Computer Science-Eng)  James Lester (Computer Science-Eng) 

Sponsor: Game-Changing Research Incentive Program (GRIP)

Project Total: $​574,187

Title: ​CAREER: Fraction Activities and Assessments for Conceptual Teaching (FAACT) for Students with Learning Disabilities

Project Team:PI-Jessica Hunt 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $​218,651

Title: NCSIP IHE Partnership

Project Team:PI-Ed Sabornie 

Sponsor: ​NC Department of Public Instruction/US Department of Education

Project Total: $​9,935

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

Project Team:PI-Ed Sabornie  Co-PI-Cathy Crossland 

Sponsor: ​NC Department of Public Instruction

Project Total: $​130,962

Title: John F. Kennedy Professional Learning Support

Project Team:PI-Mary Ann Wolf  Co-PI-Nancy Mangum 

Sponsor: Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools/ NC Department of Public Instruction

Project Total: $​37,886

Title: ​Design and Research Related to Implementation of Revised High School Math Standards

Project Team:PI-Allison McCulloch 

Sponsor: UNC-Greensboro/NC Department of Public Instruction

Project Total: $​32,277

Title: Jackson -North Carolina Learning Technology Initiative (NCLTI)

Project Team:PI-Emmy Coleman 

Sponsor: Jackson County Public Schools/Golden Leaf Foundation

Project Total: $​37,743

Description: The professional development project provides participants in Jackson County Schools capacity-building experiences that engage educators in opportunities to experience educational use of technology to support their own learning, as well as understanding of the core elements that are necessary for launching successful digital learning programs.  Through targeted technology-rich face-to-face events,... Read More

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

Project Team:PI-Bonnie Fusarelli  Co-PI-Lance Fusarelli  Co-PI-Anna Egalite  Co-PI-Tim Drake  Co-PI-Lisa Bass 

Sponsor: The Wallace Foundation​

Project Total: $2,134,888

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: NC State University’s Durham Leadership Academy

Project Team:PI-Bonnie Fusarelli  Co-PI-Lance Fusarelli 

Sponsor: NC Alliance for School Leadership Development​

Project Total: $998,553

Description: NCSU’s Master of School Administration (MSA) is a non-traditional, award-winning, nationally recognized principal preparation program focusing on solving the problem of recruiting and retaining effective leaders for historically low-performing schools.  The research-based program is a model of preparation, early career support, and continuous professional development for leaders committed to leading... Read More

Title: NC State University’s The Innovation Project (TIP) Leadership Academy

Project Team:PI-Bonnie Fusarelli  Co-PI-Lance Fusarelli 

Sponsor: NC Alliance for School Leadership Development

Project Total: $1,771,725

Description: NCSU is partnering with three school districts, Greene, Lenoir, and Wilson Counties, to create the TIP Leadership Academy (TLA) and deliver a customized two-year Master of School Administration (MSA).  The NCSU MSA is a non-traditional principal preparation program designed to be a solution to the stubborn, recurring problem of recruiting and... Read More

Title: A Networked MOOC for Teaching Statistics Through Data Investigations: An initiative of HIRiSE at the Friday Institute @ NC State

Project Team:PI-Hollylynne Lee 

Sponsor: American Statistical Association

Project Total: $15,000

Description: HIRiSE is a new initiative at the Friday Institute to serve as a Hub for Innovation and Research in Statistics Education. Dr. Hollylynne Lee serves as the director for HIRiSE. Our goal is foster a variety of development and research efforts that improves education in K-16 towards developing future data... Read More

Title: GAPS (Geospatial Analytics for Problem Solving) for Hi-Tech Teens

Project Team:PI- Eric Money (Center for Earth Observation-CNR.)  Co-PI-Michael Evans   

Sponsor: Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Project Total: $175,006

Description: The GAPS (Geospatial Applications for Problem Solving) for Hi-Tech Teens program is a collaborative effort between NC State University, Wade Edwards Learning Lab (WELL), and RTI International. The program is designed to introduce high school students to Geospatial science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and advanced geovisualization technologies through an intensive... Read More

Title: Golden LEAF STEM East Evaluation

Project Team:PI-Jeni Corn 

Sponsor: North Carolina's Eastern Economic Development Corporation (dba NCEast Alliance)/Golden Leaf Fdn.

Project Total: $133,047

Description: Student success in the core content areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is essential for the development of an American workforce that can compete in the global economy. In response to this critical need school districts across the country, including in North Carolina, have developed K–12 initiatives designed... Read More

Title: NC Digital Learning Plan – Statewide Content, State Policies, and Continuous Improvement

Project Team:PI-Jeni Corn  Co-PI-Phillip Emer 

Sponsor: NC Department of Public Instruction

Project Total: $375,413

Description: The project supports the NC Digital Learning Plan[1] related to statewide content, state policies, and continuous improvement activities authorized under Session Law 2016-94, Section 8.23.  The FI is assisting DPI with:     Statewide Content   Migrating existing digital resources to Home Base including online course content from NCVPS and NCSSM,... Read More

Title: SCS-North Carolina Learning Technology Initiative (NCLTI)

Project Team:PI-Emmy Coleman 

Sponsor: ​Stokes County Schools/Golden Leaf Foundation​

Project Total: ​$29,961

Description: The project team is designing and delivering professional learning to the staffs at both South Stokes High School and West Stokes High School.  The team is tailoring the technology-rich, customized, face-to-face onsite sessions based on school needs. These sessions will be interactive and build on participants’ prior knowledge.  Project goals... Read More

Title: NC Digital Learning Plan-Professional Learning

Project Team:PI-Mary Ann Wolf 

Sponsor: NC Department of Public Instruction

Project Total: $1,512,634

Description: As part of the NC’s Digital Learning Program, this 2-year project focuses on providing ongoing, job embedded professional learning to district leadership teams, superintendents, school leaders, and instructional coaches across the state.  Using the cohort model, the emphasis is on team-building and developing the skills and readiness to plan, lead,... Read More

Title: Phase III: Leadership Support for Digital Learning Initiatives

Project Team:PI-Emmy Coleman 

Sponsor: Golden Leaf Foundation​

Project Total: ​$199,961

Description: The grant builds on a series of projects designed to support the digital transformation of the classroom.  The purpose of this project is to continue providing coaches who have deep knowledge in the implementation of digital initiatives to deliver ongoing leadership support and coaching to GLF-funded sites in 15 historically... Read More

Title: Exceptional Children Physical Therapist

Project Team:PI-Trip Stallings 

Sponsor: NC Department of Public Instruction/(Prime--US Dept. of Education (DED)

Project Total: $99,111

Description: The project team is doing an analysis that includes: Completing a scan of funding models from other states, with emphasis on states with demographics and funding structures similar to those of North Carolina. Developing outlines (in partnership with Exceptional Children Division [ECD]) for several alternative funding models, with models potentially... Read More

Title: Model Clinical Teaching Program (aka SUCCEED)

Project Team:PI-Melanie Smith 

Sponsor: UNC-General Administration/Z. Smith Reynolds

Project Total: $45,045

Description: The goal of the project is to increase retention and effectiveness of new teachers in North Carolina by providing access to coaches, mentors and ongoing professional development support. Read More

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

Project Team:PI-Gail Jones 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $852,959

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: ENGAGE: A Game-Based Curricular Strategy for Infusing Computational Thinking into Middle School Science

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

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $2,498,862

Description: The 3-year project is led by NCSU in partnership with the University of Florida, the Wake County Public Schools, and the Alachua County Schools of Florida. Building on science standards and emerging computer science curricula, and leveraging significant advances in game-based learning, the ENGAGE project will deeply infuse computational thinking... Read More

Title: Collaborative Research: PRIME: Engaging STEM Undergraduate Students in Computer Science with Intelligent Tutoring Systems

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

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $1,499,828

Description: Colleges and universities around the country are faced with a pressing question: How can we introduce computing in undergraduate STEM education in a way that successfully supports both skill development and motivation for a broad population of students? The PRIME project will address this question by developing and evaluating an... Read More

Title: Friday Institute Organizational Effectiveness Analysis

Project Team:PI-Dave Frye 

Sponsor: William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

Project Total: $55,775

Description: The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation (FI) has contracted with consultants to conduct an organizational assessment of the FI and deliver findings and recommendations that the Institute can use to improve its effectiveness and impact on public education outcomes. The process will entail an interactive and collaborative approach that enables... Read More

Title: Building a Next Generation Diagnostic Assessment and Reporting System within a Learning Trajectory-Based Mathematics Learning Map for Grades 6-8

Project Team:PI-Jere Confrey 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $2,999,785

Description: The 3-year project contributes a critical, missing element to the range of existing formative, interim, and summative assessments by creating and refining a next generation diagnostic assessment, built around learning trajectories and the underlying research in the learning sciences. The level II project in grades 6-8 mathematics leverages a learning map organized... Read More

Title: Understanding the Effect of the North Carolina Read to Achieve Program on Student Outcomes

Project Team:PI-Trip Stallings  Co-PI-Stephen Porter  Co-PI-Sara Weiss 

Sponsor: US Dept. of Education (DED)

Project Total: $120,546

Description: The 2-year research project, in collaboration with NC DPI, is an evaluation of North Carolina’s Read to Achieve (RtA) program.  The RtA is a legislatively-mandated program that provides instructional interventions for students who do not demonstrate reading proficiency by the end of grade three. Initial identification is based on students scoring below... Read More

Title: Islamic Feminism and the Career Development of Kuwaiti Women

Project Team:PI-Sylvia Nassar 

Sponsor: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences

Project Total: $16,396

Description: Kuwait is a majority Muslim country, with women making up the majority of higher education graduates in Kuwait colleges and universities, but a minority of the workforce. This doctoral dissertation research, conducted by CED graduate student Aisha Al-Qimlass, will begin to identify the factors contributing to women’s decisions regarding whether... Read More

Title: Connecting Carolina: Integrating Primary Sources from the Library of Congress Collection in North Carolina’s History Classrooms

Project Team:PI-Meghan Manfra 

Sponsor: Waynesburg University/Library of Congress

Project Total: $19,989

Description: This project is a collaborative partnership between NCSU’s College of Education, the North Carolina Museum of History, and the NCSU History Dept., to provide teachers with disciplinary-based approaches to teaching history.  The goal is to support the integration of the primary sources made available by the Library of Congress (LOC)... Read More

Title: Enhancing Statistics Teacher Education with E­Modules [ESTEEM]

Project Team:PI-Hollylynne 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:PI-DeLeon Gray  Co-PI-Lauren Bryant  Co-PI-Braska Williams  Mary Ann Wolf 

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: Assessing the Structure of Knowledge in Teaching Mathematics

Project Team:PI-Temple Walkowiak 

Sponsor: Indiana University/NSF

Project Total: $401,287

Description: The ASKTM project will investigate the structure of elementary teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) as it is held by novice or experienced teachers, as it is learned in the context of teacher preparation and practice, and as it is used for instruction and to support student learning. The project... Read More

Title: Career Builders: The Role of Counseling and Youth Support Services inGlobal Workforce Development

Project Team:PI-Sylvia Nassar 

Sponsor: RTI International

Project Total: $120,123

Description: Education and workforce development have been identified as next generation global grand challenges.  Youth populations represent the future capacity of the world, and globally inter-dependent economies rely on healthy citizens to support labor markets. Concurrently, youth world-wide face increasing challenges resulting in spiraling gaps in educational achievement, earning potential, and... Read More

Title: Madison County Schools-North Carolina Learning TechnologyInitiative (NCLTI)

Project Team:PI-Emmy Coleman 

Sponsor: Madison County PublicSchools/Golden Leaf Foundation

Project Total: $35,431

Description: These projects build on the work of the NC Learning Technology Initiative (NCLTI) and further develop and extend the impact for statewide replication.  An essential component of the NCLTI is a consistent professional development approach designed to a) provide educational leaders with the knowledge and resources necessary for planning and implementing successful... Read More

Title: Henderson County Schools-North Carolina Learning Technology Initiative (NCLTI)

Project Team:PI-Emmy Coleman 

Sponsor: Henderson County Public Schools/Golden Leaf Foundation

Project Total: $52,243

Description: These projects build on the work of the NC Learning Technology Initiative (NCLTI) and further develop and extend the impact for statewide replication.  An essential component of the NCLTI is a consistent professional development approach designed to a) provide educational leaders with the knowledge and resources necessary for planning and implementing successful... Read More

Title: Weldon City Schools-North Carolina Learning Technology Initiative (NCLTI)

Project Team:PI-Emmy Coleman 

Sponsor: Weldon City Schools/Golden Leaf Foundation

Project Total: $45,516

Description: These projects build on the work of the NC Learning Technology Initiative (NCLTI) and further develop and extend the impact for statewide replication.  An essential component of the NCLTI is a consistent professional development approach designed to a) provide educational leaders with the knowledge and resources necessary for planning and implementing successful... Read More

Title: Learning Differences Blended and Online Programs & Resources

Project Team:PI-Mary Ann Wolf  PI-      

Sponsor: Oak Foundation

Project Total: $698,477

Description: The 2-year project will continue and expand on previous Oak-funded work with educators and increase the reach to administrators, faculty, and students through the following goals. Blended and Online Learning for Students, Teachers, Coaches,  Administrators and Institutes of Higher Education (IHE) Faculty:To curate the rich, existing content and develop and provide... Read More

Title: Ensuring Opportunity in the NC Opportunity Scholarship

Project Team:PI-Trip Stallings  Co-PI-Stephen Porter 

Sponsor: Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Project Total: $32,208

Description: The grant funds the initial year of a multi-year project that will examine the impacts of North Carolina’s legislatively-mandated school voucher program–the Opportunity Scholarship–which is available to lower-income families beginning in SY 2014-15. Most voucher programs in other states have been relatively small in scale, and typically city-based, limiting the... Read More

Title: Code.org Professional Learning Partner Program

Project Team:PI-Dave Frye 

Sponsor: Code.org

Project Total: $101,850

Description: Code.org selected the Friday Institute to serve as a network partner to help teach computer science in a local, sustainable fashion. The network of organizations supports a nationwide computer science movement.  Code.org is providing initial funding to help each organization establish itself as a local Code.org professional learning partner. Read More

Title: School Connectivity Initiative 2.0 and related cooperative purchasing agreements

Project Team:PI-Phillip Emer 

Sponsor: NC Department of Public Instruction

Project Total: $449,586

Description: In collaboration with NC Department of Public Instruction, the goal of the project is to complete planning and preparation activities concerning the School Connectivity 2.0 initiative and to support related cooperative purchasing agreement activities. Project activities include:  1)assisting DPI with translating survey results from the field into a workable cooperative... Read More

Title: Building Climate Literacy and Coastal Hazard Resilience through Intergenerational Transfer

Project Team:PI- Nils Peterson (CNR)  Co-PI-Sarah Carrier 

Sponsor: NCSU Sea Grant Program

Project Total: $11,515

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

Project Team:PI-Anna Egalite 

Sponsor: John William Pope Foundation

Project Total: $150,000

Title: Scaling School Connectivity

Project Team:PI-Phillip Emer 

Sponsor: ​Education Superhighway

Project Total: $156,241

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

Project Team:PI-Anna Egalite  Co-PI-Stephen Porter  Co-PI-Trip Stallings 

Sponsor: The Walton Family Foundation, Inc.

Project Total: $149,723

Description: The implementation of the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) has not included plans to examine the impact of the school choice program on participants’ academic achievement outcomes.  The project will address this knowledge gap by evaluating the student achievement impact of the program, shedding light on issues that matter... Read More

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

Project Team:PI-Kevin Oliver  Co-PI-Ruie Pritchard 

Sponsor: Triangle Community Foundation

Project Total: $209,904

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: Hyde County Schools-North Carolina Learning Technology Initiative (NCLTI)

Project Team:PI-Emmy Coleman 

Sponsor: Hyde County Schools/Golden Leaf Foundation

Project Total: $53,068

Title: MOOCs for Educators-Phase II

Project Team:PI-Glenn Kleiman  Co-PI-Hollylynne Lee  Alex Dreier  Mark Samberg  Blythe Tyrone  Tran Chau  Karen Hollebrands  Theresa Gibson  Lauren Acree  Lisa Hervey  Sherry Booth  Shaun Kellogg 

Sponsor: William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

Project Total: $500,000

Description: This project addresses the critical need to prepare the nation’s educators for the changes in what, where, when and how students will learn as K-12 education transitions to a digital-age system. To do so, the team is developing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) based upon research-based principles of effective professional development... Read More

Title: Collaborative Research: EFRI-REM Mentoring Catalyst Initiative

Project Team:PI- Christine Grant (Engineering)  Co-PI-Tuere Bowles 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $137,493

Title: NCSU PowerAmerica: Next Generation Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Project Team:PI-Gail Jones 

Sponsor: NCSU PowerAmerica: Next Generation Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Project Total: $249,238

Title: PIRE: U.S. “East Africa Research and Education Partnership: Cassava Mosaic Disease“ A Paradigm for the Evolution of Insect-Transmitted Plant Virus Pathosystems

Project Team:PI- Linda Hanley-Bowdoin (Plant and Microbial Biology-CALS)  Co-PI-Timothy Goodale  George Kennedy  Jose Ascencio-Ibanez 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $5,000,000

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

Project Team:PI-Teomara Rutherford  Tiffany Barnes (Computer Science-Eng) 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $799,837

Title: Investigating Virtual Learning Environments

Project Team:PI-Teomara Rutherford 

Sponsor: University of California-Irvine/National Science Foundation

Project Total: $105,687

Title: Advancing Environmental Literacy Measurements through an Evaluation of the Muddy Sneakers Program

Project Team:PI- Nils Peterson (Fisheries and Wildlife-CNR)  Co-PI-Sarah Carrier  Co-PI-John Nietfeld  Howard Bondell (Statistics-COS) 

Sponsor: Muddy Sneakers, Inc.

Project Total: $40,100

Title: Broadening STEM Participation: Providing STEM Research Experience for Minority High School Students in the Mathematics, Science and Education Network Pre-College Program

Project Team:PI- Tameshia Ballard (Academic Affairs-Eng)  Co-PI-Braska Williams  Angelitha Daniel (Academic Affairs-Eng) 

Sponsor: Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Project Total: $180,000

Description: This project addresses the lack of participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM fields through the formation of a strategic partnership between the North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network Pre-College Program (MSEN), the Minority Engineering Program (MEP) and the College of Engineering (COE) at North Carolina State University. The project... Read More

Title: iNnovative Exploration of Science and Technology (iNEST)

Project Team:PI-Kevin Oliver  Co-PI-Eric Wiebe 

Sponsor: Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Project Total: $177,428

Title: Faculty Workload and Rewards Project: A Randomized Trial

Project Team:PI-Audrey J. Jaeger 

Sponsor: University of Maryland, College Park/National Science Foundation

Project Total: $50,166

Website: http://facultyworkloadandrewardsproject.umd.edu/

Description: Dr. Audrey Jaeger is tackling issues of faculty workload and reward system reform through a 5-year NSF ADVANCE IHE-PLAN grant in partnership with the University of Maryland. The Faculty Workload and Rewards Project team will test whether departments that undergo a three year plan to address workload inequality show improvements... Read More

Title: Project C3M: Cultivating Conceptual Teaching and Collaborative Learning of Rigorous Mathematics

Project Team:PI-Lee Stiff 

Sponsor: Person County Schools/US Dept. of Education (DED))

Project Total: $214,539

Description: Dr. Lee Stiff is working to transform the culture of teaching and learning in the math classroom. The 3-year $500,000 (Project Total), NC Department of Public Instruction Math/Science Partnership grant supports this transformation in Person County Schools by improving mathematical practices and pedagogy. The collaborative project led by Person County... Read More

Title: Guiding Understanding via Information from Digital Environments (GUIDE)

Project Team:PI-Eric Wiebe  James Lester (Computer Science-Eng) 

Sponsor: Concord Consortium/National Science Foundation (NSF)

Project Total: $262,117

Title: Impact 2020: Supporting Sustainable Impact in Higher Education

Project Team:PI-Alyssa Rockenbach 

Project Total: $1,417,976

Title: MAP:TICCS. Mathematics and Pedagogy: Training for Implementation of High School Common Core Standards for Mathematics

Project Team:PI-Karen Hollebrands  Andrew Cooper (Mathematics)  Hollylynne Lee  Karen Keene  Allison McCulloch   

Sponsor: UNC - General Administration/US Dept. of Education

Project Total: $444,918

Description: The project team is providing professional development for high school mathematics teachers to deepen their understanding of mathematics which is foundational to and addressed in the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSS-M). The professional development also engages teachers in learning more about: a) student learning of particular mathematical concepts;... Read More

Title: MCS-North Carolina Learning Technology Initiative (NCLTI)

Project Team:PI-Emmy Coleman 

Sponsor: Montgomery County Schools/Golden Leaf Foundation

Project Total: $89,603

Title: The North Carolina State University – Aspen Institute College Excellence Program

Project Team:PI-Mary Ann Danowitz  Co-PI-Audrey J. Jaeger     

Sponsor: John M. Belk Endowment

Project Total: $525,000

Title: Perquimans County Schools-North Carolina Learning Technology Initiative (NCLTI)

Project Team:PI-Emmy Coleman 

Sponsor: Perquimans County Schools/Golden Leaf Foundation

Project Total: $57,731

Title: First in the World Proposal: JUICE/RTI Subaward

Project Team:PI-Stephen Porter 

Sponsor: RTI International (aka Research Triangle Institute)/US Dept. of Education (DED)

Project Total: $145,831

Title: Widening Implementation of Evidence-Based Pedagogies in STEM Education (WEIP-STEM)

Project Team:PI-Deniz Eseryel 

Sponsor: Prairie View A&M University/US Dept. of Education

Project Total: $24,000

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

Project Team:PI-Hiller Spires 

Sponsor: Wuzhong Group

Project Total: $2,431,398

Title: STEM Career Clubs: Enhancing the Potential of Underrepresented Students in STEM Careers Through a Strategic Teaming Model

Project Team:PI- Jason Painter (The Science House)  Co-PI-Meg Blanchard  Co-PI-DeLeon Gray  Cameron Denson 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $1,287,536

Title: CHS: Medium: Adapting to Affect in Multimodal Dialogue-Rich Interaction with Middle School Students

Project Team:PI-   Eric Wiebe 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $1,184,073

Title: Collaborative Research: Teaching Inquiry-Oriented Mathematics: Establishing Supports

Project Team:PI-Karen Keene 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $687,735

Title: Targeted Infusion Project: Building a Learner-Centered Cyberlearning Environment in Computer-aided Design Education

Project Team:PI-Deniz Eseryel 

Sponsor: Prairie View A&M University/National Science Foundation

Project Total: $24,000

Title: The Northeast Leadership Academy 2.0: Developing and Sustaining Effective Leaders for High-Need Rural Schools

Project Team:PI-Bonnie Fusarelli  Co-PI-Lisa Bass  Co-PI-Lance Fusarelli  Co-PI-Jeni Corn  Co-PI-LaTricia Townsend     

Sponsor: US Dept. of Education (DED)

Project Total: $4,742,038

Title: Students Discover: Improving Middle School STEM Outcomes Through Scaling Citizen Science Projects.

Project Team: Jeni Corn 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $7,221,108

Title: Flipping the Script: Using Short Videos to Promote Learning in Introductory Geoscience Courses

Project Team: John Nietfeld 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $355,508

Title: ASPECT: Advancing Science Performance with Emerging Computer Technologies

Project Team:PI-James Minogue 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $449,643

Title: EDU: Motivating and Reaching Students and Professionals with Software Security Education

Project Team: Kevin Oliver 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $300,000

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

Project Team:PI- Veena Misra (Eng)  Co-PI-Gail Jones    Meghan Manfra   

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $18,494,327

Title: Noyce Mathematics Education Teaching Scholars II [Noyce METS II]

Project Team:PI-Karen Hollebrands  Co-PI-Hollylynne Lee  Co-PI-Laura Bottomley  Jeni Corn   

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $799,844

Title: PROJECT ATOMS: Accomplished Elementary Teachers of Mathematics and Science

Project Team:PI-Temple Walkowiak  Co-PI-Stephen Porter  Co-PI-Jayne Fleener  Co-PI-Sarah Carrier  Margareta M. Thomson  James Minogue   

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $3,116,758

Description: Project ATOMS addresses the critical need for longitudinal research on the impact of teacher education.  The team is evaluating NC State’s STEM-focused elementary teacher preparation program.  The findings have the potential to redefine how we prepare prospective educators to teach mathematics and science to young children. Through a mixed methods... Read More

Title: Preparing to Teach Mathematics with Technology: Expanding, Transforming, & Building Community [PTMT-ETC]

Project Team:PI-Hollylynne Lee  Co-PI-Karen Hollebrands  Co-PI-Allison McCulloch   

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $1,000,351

Website: https://ptmt.wpengine.com/

Title: Contextual Research-Empirical–Building a Conceptual Model of Learning-Trajectory Based Instruction

Project Team:PI-Paola Sztajn 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $1,615,264

Website: https://psztajn.ced.ncsu.edu/ltbi/

Title: Project AIM: All Included in Mathematics

Project Team:PI-Paola Sztajn 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $2,913,433

Website: https://psztajn.ced.ncsu.edu/aim/