Petrosino Receives NSF Award to Increase Student Pursuit of STEM Careers
This fall, Associate Professor Anthony Petrosino was awarded a $457,755 grant from the National Science Foundation for research that will help educators increase students’ motivation and capacity to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.
The project, which focuses on collaborative, interactive, cloud-based instruction and learning, will demonstrate how network-supported, group-based learning grounded in the principles of Generative Design can improve learning outcomes for all learners, across racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Petrosino is co-principal investigator on the project along with Professor Walter Stroup of the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
Meadows Center Awarded $1.5 Million for Project CONNECT-IT
The Meadows Center has received a $1.5 million federal grant to design a technology-based inference-making intervention for middle school students who have difficulties with reading comprehension. Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Marcia Barnes will serve as principal investigator of the project, with Associate Professor Nathan Clemens and Meadows Center Executive Director Sharon Vaughn as the co-principal investigators, Meadows Center Associate Director Greg Roberts as the methodologist.
The three-year project—Project Connect-IT (Connecting Text by Inference and Technology: Development of a Text-Integration Intervention for Middle School Students with Comprehension Difficulties)—will develop and test the promise of a technology-based intervention designed to provide instruction and practice in the making of inferences that are necessary for understanding both narrative and informational texts.
Schudde Named 2016 Greater Texas Foundation Fellow
Educational Administration Assistant Professor Lauren Schudde was recently awarded a fellowship with the Greater Texas Foundation. The three-year program builds research and teaching capacity of tenure-track faculty at Texas colleges working in areas related to student success. The award will help Schudde study the implications of existing transfer policies for public colleges and universities in Texas. She will receive up to $30,000 per year for three years to support the research.
Pasch Receives Early Career Award
Kinesiology, Health and Education Associate Professor Keryn Pasch received the ECPN John B. Reid Early Career Award this summer. The award is presented to an individual early in their career in prevention. The award is given to a scholar who has shown a commitment to prevention science through outstanding contributions to research, policy, or practice. The award cited Pasch as “a productive scholar with over 50 peer-reviewed publications since she graduated.
Educational Psychology Alumna Featured as a Rising Star
Monitor on Psychology featured Educational Psychology alumna Tamara DeHay, Ph.D., as one of its ‘Rising Stars’ in its magazine this fall. DeHay and her company partner, Sarah Ross Ph.D., helped more than 70 psychology internship training sites across the country earn APA accreditation through their company, Clover Educational Consulting Group.