News from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: Nov. 2018


Faculty receive more than $60K in recent external funding.

External Grants Received

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs would like to congratulate the following faculty members on receiving external funding for their research.


Urban STEM Stewards: Expanding Career Interests through Citizen Science with Community Partners

Christopher Burke, PhD, Department of Education, recently received $59,788 to collaborate with Matt Diemer from Educational Studies (Ann Arbor) on a project awarded by the National Science Foundation to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The multi-institutional project extends prior research that found that engaging students in place-based and citizen activities increased their interest in STEM. Building on these findings the current project is looking to identify instructional practices that help make explicit connections between place-based and citizen science activities and STEM careers in an effort to encourage students to pursue careers in STEM fields. Burke will lead professional development workshops and support data collection and analysis through participant observation during interventions.

Maize and Blue Math Circle (Year 5)

Yunus Zeytuncu, PhD, Math and Statistics, was awarded a fifth year of funding in the amount of $500 by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute to expand the Maize and Blue Math Circle program. The program is designed to deepen the skills in math and problem solving of students on campus through the use of educational games and puzzles.

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