Undergraduate Research Opportunity With Pay, Apply By May 22

Undergraduate students interested in working as a STEM Education research fellow have just a few more days to apply. The application deadline is Friday, May 22. Molly Fisher, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of STEM Education, was awarded a three-year renewal of a $378,159 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) … Read More

Grant Helps Teachers Implement Next Gen Science Standards

Helping science teachers find new ways to reach students is at the core of a National Science Foundation grant Dr. Lin Xiang received last semester as part of her work with the Alliance for Science Educators. The grant was awarded to a lead institution, California State University, East Bay, and … Read More

Leadership Practices of Preschool Administrators

Drs. Beth Rous, Victoria Sherif, and Kathryn Chapman are currently implementing a national survey focused on leadership beliefs and practices of U.S. early childhood program and public preschool administrators. Initial findings indicate a gap between administrator beliefs in the importance of leadership-based practices (e.g., mentoring teachers, listening to staff concerns, … Read More

Capturing Problem-Solving Skills of Students with Math Disabilities

The Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) awarded Professor Brian Bottge in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education a supplemental grant to design a hybrid form of assessment that combines an oral questioning component with a technology-based platform. The need for the new assessment surfaced in two … Read More

Helping Police, Firefighters Meet Physical Demands of Job

Mark Abel, associate professor of exercise physiology in the UK College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, conducts research to enhance the safety, health, and occupational performance of structural firefighters. As a former firefighter, he understands the demands of the job.  As a researcher, his lab is identifying … Read More

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