National Science Foundation gives Kristen St. John a $92,142 Grant


 

SUMMARY: Kristen St. John from the College of Science and Mathematics receives funding from the National Science Foundation to facilitate activities for geoscience education researchers to identify and prioritize grand challenges in their discipline, and recommend strategies to address these challenges that will impact geoscience practice over the next decade.


Kristen St. John, Professor in the Geology and Environmental Science Department, received a $92, 142 grant from the National Science Foundation in early February for her project entitled, “A Framework for Transformative Geoscience Education and Research.” According to her proposal, she plans to use this grant to facilitate activities for geoscience education researchers to identify and prioritize grand challenges in their discipline, and recommend strategies to address these challenges that will impact geoscience practice over the next decade. With a leadership team compiled of researchers from James Madison University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Auburn University, Carleton College, and the College of William and Mary, her project utilizes input from geoscience education researchers from community colleges to research universities, in addition to researchers from related fields, like cognitive scientists. She plans to conduct her research through web-based surveys, workshops, and a Geological Society of America Town Hall meeting. The result will be a white paper to guide research and inform funding programs for geoscience education research.  

To view the primary deliverable from last year click here.

Congratulations to Dr. St. John and best of luck on your research! 

Published: Friday, February 17, 2017

Last Updated: Friday, February 17, 2017

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