Awarded Projects for February 2022

Congratulations to Bruce MacFadden, Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko, and Jeremy Waisome for their award from NSF; Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko, Swarup Bhunia, and Mary Jo Koroly for their award from NSF; Maureen Conroyfor her subcontract UD Dept of Education Flow Through award from Virginia Commonwealth University; F. Chris Curran for his award from the U.S. Department of Jstice/NIJ; Ashley Pennypacker Hill for her award from FLDOE;Philip Poekert for his award from Florida’s Office of Early Learning; Anne Seraphine and David Miller for their award from FLDOE; Zuchao Shen and Wei Li for their award from the Spencer Foundation; and Joni Splett for her subcontract U.S. Dept of Ed/OSEP Flow Through award from the University of South Florida.

College of Education
Awarded Projects February 2022
Principal Investigator: Bruce MacFadden (Florida Museum of Natural History)
Co-PI: Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko (STL) & Jeremy Waisome (Engineering Education Administration)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Project Title: Integrating AI Machine Learning into the Teaching of Paleontology Using Fossil Shark Teeth in Middle School
Project Period: 4/1/2022 – 3/31/2025
Award Amount: $249,748
Principal Investigator: Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko (STL)
Co-PI: Swarup Bhunia (Electrical and Computer Engineering) & Mary Jo Koroly (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Peek Inside the Box: Gamified Learning of Computing Hardware Fundamentals
Project Period: 2/1/2022 – 1/31/2025
Award Amount: $400,000
Principal Investigator: Maureen Conroy (AZCEECS/SESPECS)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Virginia Commonwealth University (Subcontract – US Dept of Ed Flow Through)
Project Title: Effectiveness Study of BEST in CLASS
Project Period: 9/01/2021– 8/31/2022
Award Amount: $41,041
Principal Investigator: F. Chris Curran (SHDOSE)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Justice/NIJ
Project Title: Expanding Access to Real-Time School Safety Data: Development of a State-wide School Safety Dashboard
Project Period: 10/01/2021 – 9/30/2024
Award Amount: $1,998,585
Principal Investigator: Ashley Pennypacker Hill (PKY)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
Project Title: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B, K-12 and Pre-K American Rescue Plan (ARP) Supplemental Funds
Project Period: 7/01/2021– 09/30/2023
Award Amount: $56,013
Principal Investigator: Philip Poekert (Lastinger Center for Learning)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Florida’s Office of Early Learning
Project Title: PDG-R Coaching/CoP Year 3
Project Period: 1/01/2022 – 6/30/2022
Award Amount: $259,750
Principal Investigator: Anne Seraphine (SHDOSE)
Co-PI: David Miller (SHDOSE)
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
Project Title: UF/FIU Evaluation of the Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program
Project Period: 7/01/2021 – 7/31/2022
Award Amount: $138,811
Principal Investigator: Zuchao Shen (SHDOSE)
Co-PI: Wei Li (SHDOSE)
Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation
Project Title: Optimal Design of Experimental Studies Investigating Mediation Effects With Individual-Level Mediators
Project Period: 5/01/2022 – 4/30/2023
Award Amount: $50,000
Principal Investigator: Joni Splett (SESPECS)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: University of South Florida (Subcontract – U.S. Dept. of Ed/OSEP Flow Through)
Project Title: Florida Connect: Interconnecting School Mental Health and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports to Improve Middle School Students’ Academic, Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Outcomes
Project Period: 10/01/2021 – 9/30/2026
Award Amount: $224,940