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2017 Distinguished Alumni honored

October 31, 2017

The College of Education will honored five distinguished alumni during its 2017 Distinguished Education Alumni Awards event on Friday (Oct. 27). The Distinguished Education Alumni Awards are presented to recognize notable professional achievements of college alumni. The honorees are selected by the college leadership and are recognized biennially. This year John Campbell, Patricia Albjerg Graham, […]

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Events, Faculty, News

Purdue to host first STEM education event of its kind on campus

October 11, 2017

Purdue will serve as the site for the first STEM education summit of its kind in the nation. The National STEM Education Research and Practice Summit is slated for Oct. 16-17 in Stewart Center and is expected to draw education representatives from across the U.S. and around the world. The STEM (science, technology, engineering and […]

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Faculty, News

Phil VanFossen appointed to faculty athletic representative position

October 6, 2017

President Mitch Daniels has appointed Phillip VanFossen, Purdue’s James F. Ackerman Distinguished Professor of Social Studies Education, as the newest faculty athletic representative. “Purdue and the Big Ten hold student-athletes to high standards, and we rely on the faculty athletic representatives to help meet and maintain those standards,” Daniels says. “I am delighted that Phil […]

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Faculty, News, Research

Stepping Up Technology Implementation grant awarded

October 2, 2017

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Special Education Dr. Ben Mason. In collaboration with a colleague at the University of Kansas, Ben was awarded a $2.4 million Stepping Up Technology Implementation grant from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) in the U.S. Department of Education. The grant will fund the scale-up of I-Connect, a technology-enabled, […]

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Dean Santos to complete term as Dean in June 2018

September 27, 2017

After nine years as dean of the College of Education, Maryann Santos will complete her term on June 30, 2018. She plans to return to faculty for the 2018-19 academic year. She shared this with faculty and staff on Tuesday, Sept. 26, “It is truly an honor to serve as dean of Purdue’s College of […]

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Faculty, News, Research

Two faculty grants fully funded

September 6, 2017

The investigation team of Trish Morita-Mullaney, Wayne Wright, and Ming Ming Chiu who received word that two US Department of Education grants were fully funded. Project PUEDE seeks to increase the overall instructional and family engagement capacities of pre- and in-service teachers, administrators and family liaisons in Indiana, serving in dual language (DL) education by improving […]

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Faculty, News, Research

STEM teacher recruitment project gains additional funding

August 28, 2017

CATALYST faculty, Lynn Bryan, Selcen Guzey, Muhsin Meneske, and Jill Newton, received a $195,000 award to continue a state level STEM teacher recruitment project called the 21st Century STEM Teachers Scholarship Program.  Funded by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, the 21st Century STEM Teachers Scholarship Program provides $10,000 scholarships in the form of forgivable […]

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Faculty, News, Research

Purdue collaborative education project gets NSF grant funding

August 23, 2017

A collaborative project involving researchers from Purdue’s College of Education received grant funding from the National Science Foundation. The overall research project received a total of $1.1 million and is a collaboration with Indiana University. The grant funding is provided through NSF’s EHR Core Research program, which supports work advancing fundamental research on STEM. Principal […]

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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

August 22, 2017

The College of Education and Center for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of STEM (CATALYST) hosted a Solar Eclipse Safe Viewing Party and it was a huge success! We estimate there were around 2,000 students, faculty, staff and community members in attendance. Many made new friends as they shared the eclipse viewing lenses to safely view […]

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Faculty, News, Research

Purdue receives national funding for research on science education

July 28, 2017

Purdue College of Education research examining difficulty students have understanding scientific evidence received funding from the National Science Foundation. The work being led by Ala Samarapungavan, a professor of educational psychology and research methodology, received a new grant totaling $1.2 million for three years. “Instructors often assume that the evidence for scientific concepts is self-evident […]

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