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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Marcia Gentry awarded funds from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

June 12, 2017

Marcia Gentry, director of GERI and professor of gifted, creative and talented studies, was awarded $50,000 from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to study census data to determine the under-representation of low-income students from rural areas and elsewhere in gifted education programs. The Foundation is also continuing its support of scholarships for youth in need […]

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Communication key to dealing with grief during the holidays

November 29, 2016

Grief regarding the death of a loved one can be as big a part of the holidays as celebration for some families, according to College of Education professor Heather Servaty-Seib, who specializes in grief. She said the traditional gatherings of family and friends around this time of year can understandably highlight the absence of someone […]

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College receives five grants since July

October 11, 2016

Faculty members in the College of Education have recently received five new grants for projects in student success, STEM education, early physics education, and high school aviation curriculum. Carla Johnson, associate dean for Engagement and Global Partnerships, received $24.5 million in funding from the United States Department of Education for a seven-year project called GEAR […]

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