RIT’s College of Science awarded NSF grant to train emerging STEM education researchers
The National Science Foundation awarded Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Science a three-year, $587,000 Building Capacity in STEM Education Research grant. The grant is part of a $1 million collaborative project that aims to extend the impact of the Professional development for Emerging Education Researchers (PEER) field school model to hundreds of emerging education researchers.
Studies show that in the United States, the path to research mastery is well-established, yet less so for STEM education research. This $587,000 grant will be used to train a diverse group of emerging education researchers, engaging them in high quality fundamental research, relevant theories, and methodologies. The goal is to directly train more than 750 researchers.