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College of Education receives $24.5 million grant for new program

A multimillion dollar federal grant to Purdue University’s College of Education – the largest the college has ever received – will help more Indiana students make the step from middle school to postsecondary education. The statewide effort aims to strengthen academic preparation, college readiness and career guidance with a special focus on students in Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars program.

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College of Education gets record government STEM research funding

The College of Education will receive $5.25 million for its work as part of a consortium that received funding for a 10-year cooperative agreement. Battelle Memorial Institute leads the consortium, receiving $185.4 million in funding from the Department of Defense for the agreement. The award is the largest single external funding contract received by the […]

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College hosts Become a Teacher Day

The college celebrated the teaching profession with the second annual Become a Teacher Day on April 21. More than 100 students from across the state, including 20 from Gary, Ind., came to Purdue with their parents, teachers and guidance counselors. They learned about Purdue’s rigorous teacher preparation programs and emerging trends in the profession, and […]

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College of Education undergrad elected student body vice president

An undergraduate in the College of Education was recently elected vice president of Purdue Student Government. Jacob Goedde is a rising senior from Poseyville, a town in southwest Indiana. He is studying elementary education with a certificate in collaborative leadership. For two years, he has represented the College of Education as a senator in Purdue […]

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Celebrating recent faculty promotions

We are excited to congratulate our newly promoted faculty members. Eric Deemer was promoted to associate professor. A faculty member in the college’s counseling psychology program, Eric focuses on the areas of vocational development, achievement motivation and stereotype threat. Brenda Capobianco was promoted to professor. Her research areas include science teachers’ engagement in action, young […]

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GERI Director, Grad Student Recognized at Conference

Marcia Gentry, professor of gifted, creative and talented studies, and doctoral candidate Enyi Jen both received awards at the annual conference of the National Association of Gifted Children in Phoenix, Arizona. The NAGC’s Special Populations Network recognized Gentry, director of the Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI), with their signature award. The term “special populations” refers to […]

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