Dr. Judy Awong-Taylor

February 3, 2017

“An Institutional Model for Increasing Student Engagement through Course-embedded Undergraduate Research Experiences.” Funded by the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education

Drs. Judy Awong-Taylor, Professor of Biology, Clay Runck, Assistant Professor of Biology, Tirza Leader, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Allison D'Costa, Associate Professor of Biology, and David P. Pursell, Professor of Chemistry recently received a four-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

The project builds upon the Four-year Undergraduate Research and Creative Experience (4YrURCE) Model that was developed to improve STEM learning and engagement. Through the NSF funding, the project team plans to implement a Peer Tutoring Intervention Program; provide faculty development workshops; and conduct a rigorous research study on the efficacy of the model. The project also supports STEM Course-embedded Undergraduate Research Experiences mini-grant funding to GGC and external institutions that will help broaden participation in STEM activities.