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2005 Ph.D. University of Delaware
2001 M.Ed. University of Delaware
1995 B.S. Purdue University
National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant Funded Research Projects
2016- 2019 Co-Primary Investigator (co-PI): Precipitating Change: Embedding computational thinking into the middle school science classroom.STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C) total project $2.5M DRL- 1640088).
2015-2018 Co-Primary Investigator (co-PI): Skilled Women Get STEM Jobs: Recruiting and Engaging Female Students. NSF- Advanced Technological Education (ATE) total project $200,000.
2015-2018 Co-Primary Investigator (co-PI): Integrative Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Education for Teachers of Young Students (iSTEM4ToYS). NSF- Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) total project $300,000.
2014 - 2018 Primary Investigator (PI): Collaborative Proposal- Teaching Environmental Sustainability with Model My Watershed. NSF- Discovery Research in K-12 (DRK-12) total project $2.9M DRL-1417527).
2014 - 2017 Subcontractor: Strategies: Water SCIENCE: Supporting Collaborative Inquiry, Engineering, and Career Exploration with Water. NSF- Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) total project $1.2M DRL-1433761.
2009 - 2012 Primary Investigator (PI): Collaborative Proposal- Model My Watershed: Developing a Cyberlearning Application and Curricula. NSF- Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) total project $1.1M- MU Award # DRL-0929639.
2010 - 2012 External Evaluator: “Introducing the Principles and Processes of Earth’s Critical Zone to Teachers, Informal Educators, and Academically At-risk Youth” NSF-Geosciences (GEO) total project $115,519 Award # GEO-1034961
Pennsylvania State System of High Education (PASSHE) Grant
2010-2015 Co-Primary Investigator (Co-PI): “Wallops Island Science Training Program for Emergency Certified Teachers” (PASSHE funded project $134,951)