Center for Math and Science Education awarded STEM grant
The Center for Math and Science Education, part of the
Cannon-Clary College of Education at Harding University, was awarded a
grant in February by the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority.
The proposal, “Sparking a Child’s Interest Using Data Collection
Technology,” was written by math specialist Tim Brister and science
specialist Amy Adair.
The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
Professional Development grant of $12,000 was awarded for a one-year
period beginning Jan. 21, 2011, and was given in conjunction with the
National Science Foundation and the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.
The purpose of the grant is to provide professional development on the
use of data collection technology to K-5 teachers of mathematics and
science. Each participating teacher will receive data collection
equipment to use in their classroom. Ron Smith, assistant professor of
mathematics, and Keith Schramm, associate professor of physical
science, from Harding University will also be participating in the
Area K-5 teachers who are interested in participating in the
project may contact the Harding University Center for Math and Science
Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.