Faculty Receive Funding For STEM Projects

Several College of Education faculty members received mini-grants for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects through the Board of Regents’ STEM Initiative.

The Georgia State University STEM Office annually distributes funding to projects that “improve Georgia State’s STEM courses, better prepare STEM majors for careers in STEM education and other STEM fields, and increase the overall quality of STEM education at Georgia State and throughout Georgia,” according to the STEM mini-grants webpage.

The STEM Office awarded 22 mini-grants this year, 11 of which involve College of Education faculty:

  • “A Collaborative Teaching Model in Redesigning, Examining, and Integrating CCSS-M in a Secondary Mathematics Methods Course: Focus on a Module of Statistics,” Pier Junor Clarke, Nermin Bayazit and Florian Enescu
  • “Evaluation-via-Assessment: Measuring Students’ Understanding of Sources of Knowledge in Science,” Maggie Renken
  • “Fully Developing an Activity-based Integrated Science Course for Future Elementary Teachers,” Marion Reeves and Christy Visaggi
  • “Preparing Novice Elementary Science Educators for Success: Inquiry in Urban Classroom,” Brian Williams and Olga Jarrett
  • “Promoting Conceptual Change: Supporting the Physics Content Development of Preservice Teachers,” Kadir Demir, Brett Criswell and Sumith Doluweera
  • “Using Creative Inquiry Modules to Advance Undergraduate Students’ Success in Calculus,” Iman Chahine, Mark Grinshpon, Robert Clewley and Rebecca Rizzo
  • “Using Guided Instruction in Strictly Online and Hybrid Classes to Foster Undergraduate Student Achievement and Attitudes toward College Algebra,” Iman Chahine and Nilay Manzagol
  • “Using Hybrid Instructional Support in Precalculus Concepts to Advance Undergraduate Students’ Success in Calculus,” Iman Chahine, Mark Grinshpon and Robert Clewley
  • “Building Technology-Supported Environments for Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics Courses to Early Childhood and Middle Level Prospective Teachers,” Iman Chahine and Margo Alexander
  • “Monitoring and Assessing Weekly Homework to Improve Student Learning and Success Rates in Calculus Courses,” Iman Chahine, Mark Grinshpon and Robert Clewley
  • “Using ALEKS Adaptive Learning Environment Platform to Enhance Students’ Learning in Precalculus Courses to Improve Performance in Undergraduate Mathematics Courses,” Iman Chahine, Sutandra Sarkar, Nilay Manzagol and Mark Grinshpon

For more information about the mini-grants, visit http://www.cas.gsu.edu/13845.html.

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