NSF grant to fund College of Education STEM research project

Purdue University’s College of Education was awarded $2 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation for the project “Using Principles of Design to Advance Teacher Education.”

As part of the project, faculty from the colleges of Education, Engineering and Science will work directly with 240 undergraduate students studying elementary education over five years to broaden the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning landscape by integrating engineering design principles across five required undergraduate science courses. The intent is to establish a new generation of high-quality, exemplary elementary STEM educators while redesigning an existing elementary science teacher preparation model.

The NSF gave $1.5 million of the grant funds initially. The project will receive the remaining funding three years into the project. Professor Brenda Capobianco from the College of Education is the primary investigator on the grant.

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