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Purdue receives national funding for research on science education

August 23, 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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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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New NSF Grant Awarded

July 28, 2017

A Professor in the College of Education has been awarded a new grant totaling $1,270,155 over three years. The grant, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), entitled Exploring Biological Evidence: Helping Students Understand the Richness and Complexity of Evidentiary Constructs in Biology will be led by the principle investigator (PI) Ala Samarapungavan, Professor of […]

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Family vacations don’t have to interrupt a child’s summer reading

July 19, 2017

A child’s summer reading doesn’t have to end as families make that last push to squeeze in vacations before the start of school. Melanie Kuhn, the Jean Adamson Stanley professor in literacy at Purdue University, said it is important that families consider reading to be another form of entertainment on vacation. “It is important to […]

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High school students attend Purdue camp on teaching and diversity

July 18, 2017

More than 30 high school students will come to Purdue for EXCITE!, a five-day residential camp held on campus beginning Sunday (July 16). The College of Education developed EXCITE! to provide high school students with experiences that will inspire and encourage them to discover teaching as a career and to consider one of Purdue’s 15 […]

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Providing books to U.S. citizen hopefuls

July 14, 2017

The director and assistant director of our James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship provided books and teacher resource guides for Lafayette Urban Ministry’s (LUM) citizenship classes on the evening of Tuesday, July 11. Phillip VanFossen, Director of the Center and James F. Ackerman Distinguished Professor of Social Studies Education, and Anne Murphy-Kline, co-teaching coordinator […]

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Ileana Cortes Santiago
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PhD student a ‘Top 10 Under 40’

June 22, 2017

Ileana Cortes Santiago, a PhD student in literacy and language, was honored today as one of the Top 10 Under 40 in Greater Lafayette. The award is bestowed by the Tippy Connect Young Professionals organization in connection with Greater Lafayette Commerce. Santiago’s contributions to Tippecanoe County are celebrated and recognized with this honor. Santiago is pictured fifth from […]

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