Congratulations to Dr. Peter Clarke and his team on receiving a new $2M NSF award

Faculty Highlight, Grants & Scholarships

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The team led by KFSCIS’s Dr. Peter Clarke has received a new National Science Foundation Improving Undergraduate STEM Education Computing in Undergraduate Education – Transformation (NSF IUSE: CUE-T) grant. The project, entitled “Collaborative Research: CUE-T: Broadening Participation in Computing via Active Learning Strategies in Multi-Institution Online Synchronous Learning Environments” is a four-year collaborative award, which totals approximately $2,000,000; FIU’s share is $900,000.

Dr. Clarke is joined by FIU Co-PIs Trevor Cickovski, Gregory Reis, Maria Reid (Center of Advancement for Teaching – CAT), and Tiana Solis, as well as Senior Investigators Shenira Perez (CAT) and Hagit Kornreich-Leshem (STEM Transformation Institute). Partner institutions, each receiving $220,000 from NSF, include Alabama A&M University, Florida A&M University, Humboldt State University, Rider University, and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

To quote from the grant’s award abstract, “This project’s primary goal is to explore the impact of integrating inclusive and equitable active learning approaches in computing OSLEs and sharing resources across multiple institutions on students’ learning outcomes, engagement, and retention. The project team plans to use a mixed-methods experimental design to investigate four research questions focusing on conducting professional development, using active learning approaches on student learning outcomes and retention rates, sharing courses across institutions, and broadening participation in computing.”

The full abstract can be found at https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2246004