- February 16, 2011
Carleton’s Science Education Resource Center (SERC) received $240,605 in subaward funding from an NSF renewal grant to Temple University, for participation in The Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC). Various collaborators in university and secondary education pursue goals of understanding spatial learning and using that knowledge to develop programs and technologies to transform educational practice and support the capability of all children and adolescents to develop the skills required to compete in a global economy. SERC’s role in the project is to collaborate, develop, and evaluate performance measures and evolution of spatial skills. Read about more of SERC’s projects, or more on SILC.
- February 10, 2011
Neil Lutsky, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology, was named as the 2011 recipient of the American Psychological Foundation's Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award. This award recognizes "a significant career of contributions as an exceptional teacher of psychology." The awardee receives a plaque, $2000, and an all-expense paid trip to the American Psychological Association annual convention, where the award is presented and the winner is invited to give a special address. Read more at Carleton News.
- January 26, 2011
Hong Zeng, Assistant Professor of Chinese, and five students are the recipients of a 2011 fellowship grant from the ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows Program. The travel funds will support their summer 2011 research into the influence of Taoism and Buddhism on literature and film arts in Chengdu and Yunnan.
- January 18, 2011
In November 2010, Cameron Davidson, Associate Professor of Geology, received a $20,000 grant from the Keck Geology Consortium to undertake field research in Alaska. Working with a collaborator at Union College (Schenectady, NY) and six undergraduate researchers, Davidson will seek to understand the tectonic evolution of unusual geological features on Kodiak Island and western Prince William Sound. The fieldwork will take place in summer 2011.
- December 20, 2010
In fall 2010, Carleton’s Science Education Resource Center (SERC) received subaward funding for services provided collaboratively:
- Through the National Science Foundation (NSF) via subawards from: Montana State University, Columbia University, North Carolina State University, TERC, Glendale Community College;
- Through the United States Department of Education (USDE) FIPSE program via subaward from Evergreen State College;
- Through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) via subaward from University of Utah.
- September 14, 2010
The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton was awarded $2,096,215 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a five-year collaborative undergraduate geosciences education project, “Collaborative Research: On the Cutting Edge: A Community Resource Transforming Geoscience Education” with Hamilton College, Montana State University, and the College of William and Mary.
- September 7, 2010
In early September Dan Hernandez (Biology) was awarded $184,021 for a Research Initiation Grant to Broaden Participation in Biology (RIG BP) from the National Science Foundation (NSF). His project, “RIG: Aboveground and belowground effects of multi-species herbivory across a successional gradient in tallgrass prairie” will mentor undergraduate researchers and develop a new lab exercise in his Ecosystem Ecology course. The field and laboratory research in the Carleton Arboretum involves studying the effects of mammalian herbivory on insect communities in tallgrass prairie. The project will also develop K-12 outreach activities in collaboration with arboretum staff.
- August 27, 2010
Carleton’s Science Education Resource Center (SERC) received $17,000 toward contracted services for an NSF NSDL-funded program at University of Wisconsin “Expanding the ChemEd DL to Enhance Pedagogic Impact.”
- August 16, 2010
- August 4, 2010
Jennifer Wolff (Biology) was awarded $517,912 for a Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her three-year project “Identifying new regulators of sex-specific neurogenesis.” This project involves undergraduate researchers, high school students participating in Carleton’s Summer Science Institute, and a postdoctoral fellow.
- July 14, 2010
In July 2010, Deborah Gross (Chemistry) received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Opportunity Award (ROA) as a subaward from St. Louis University for her project “Inclusion of the ATOFMS in Measurements and Models in Summer 2010.” The project entails the measurement of air pollution in Milwaukee by Deborah and two Carleton undergraduate research students.
- July 1, 2010
In summer 2010, Dave Musicant (Computer Science) received a National Science Foundation Research Opportunity Award for the proposal "Mentoring in Wikipedia: Improving the Experience for Newcomers." This funding supports the summer portion of a sabbatical with the GroupLens project at the University of Minnesota.