College of Education
School of Teaching and Learning (STL)
Funded Projects
Project Title: Exploratory Evidence on the Factors that Relate to Elementary School Science Learning Gains Among English Language Learners
Principal Investigator: Chris Curran (SHDOSE)
Co-PI(s): Mark Pacheco
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Project Period: 5/15/2021 – 4/30/2023
Award Amount: $313,159
Project Title: Culturally Responsive Instruction in Algebra Nation
Principal Investigator: Philip Poekert (Lastinger Center for Learning)
Co-PI(s): Taryrn Brown, Chonika Coleman King
Funding Agency: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Project Period: 1/26/2021 – 5/31/2021
Award Amount: $99,785
Project Title: Project TRANSLATE: Teaching Reading and New Strategic Language Approaches to Emergent Bilinguals
Principal Investigator: Mark Pacheco
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Vanderbilt University (Subcontract – Spencer Foundation Flow Through)
Project Period: 1/1/2021 – 7/31/2021
Award Amount: $33,357
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Time4CS-ForAll: A Research Practice Partnership Focused on Creating Equitable CS Opportunities for Elementary School Students
Principal Investigator: Maya Israel
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Project Period: 9/1/2020 – 8/31/2023
Award Amount: $150,419
Project Title: Camp DIALOGS: Fostering STEM Career Identity and Computer Science Learning through Youth-Led Conversational App Development Experiences
Principal Investigator: Kristy Boyer (Computer & Information Science & Engineering)
Co-PI(s): Maya Israel
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Project Period: 5/1/2021 – 4/30/2025
Award Amount: $354,740
Project Title: OR-DRPD-ARJ2020: Matrix of Anti-Racism across the Curriculum (MARC): Building Theory and Instrumentation to Address Race across the Undergraduate Curriculum
Principal Investigator: Erica McCray (SSESPECS)
Co-PI(s): Latoya Haynes-Thoby (SHDOSE), Nicole Jones (Sociology Criminology and Law), Taryrn Brown, Kakali Bhattacharya (SHDOSE)
Funding Agency: UF Research
Project Period: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: OR-DRPD-AI2020: Fair AI Responding to Online Education (FAIR_EDU)
Principal Investigator: Wanli Xing
Co-PI(s): Gul Basim (Materials Science & Engineering)
Funding Agency: UF Research
Project Period: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Expanding Black Civic Educative Imaginaries: Diasporic Perspectives on Afro-Latin@ and Afro-Latin American Political Thought
Principal Investigator: Christopher Busey
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation
Project Period: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021
Award Amount: $49,988
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Developing and Exploring Mathematical Modeling Curricula for Preservice K-8 Teachers
Principal Investigator: Hyunyi Jung
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Project Period: 8/1/2020 – 9/30/2022
Award Amount: $106,430
Project Title: A Logic Programming Approach to Integrate Computing with Middle School Science Education
Principal Investigator: Wanli Xing
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Texas Tech University (Subcontract – NSF Flow Through)
Project Period: 2/15/2020 – 1/31/2022
Award Amount: $19,044
Project Title: UDL4CS: Partnership for Inclusive Elementary Computer Science Education
Principal Investigator: Maya Israel
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Project Period: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2022
Award Amount: $299,624
Project Title: Including Neurodiversity in Foundational and Applied Computational Thinking (INFACT)
Principal Investigator: Maya Israel
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Technical Education Research Center (Subcontract – U.S. Department of Education/OESE:EIR Flow Through)
Project Period: 10/1/2019 – 9/30/2023
Award Amount: $243,974
Project Title: GP-IMPACT: ICE-AGE: Integrating Continuous Experiential Activities for Geoscience Education
Principal Investigator: Chonika Coleman King
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: University of Tennessee (Subcontract – NSF Flow Through)
Project Period: 9/1/2019 – 8/31/2022
Award Amount: $59,512
Project Title: Project RIEL: Responsive Instruction for Emergent Bilingual Learners in Biology Classrooms
Principal Investigator: Julie Brown
Co-PI(s): Mark Pacheco, Ellen Davis (Biology)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Project Period: 7/1/2020 – 6/30/2023
Award Amount: $1,120,163
Project Title: Strategies for Developing Special Education Preservice Teacher Competencies in Integrated Mathematics + Computing
Principal Investigator: Maya Israel
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Michigan State University (Subcontract – NSF Flow Through)
Project Period: 9/1/2019 – 8/31/2021
Award Amount: $42,470
Project Title: iConnect: Improving Access and Success for Underserved Students in Information Technology Programs Through Education-Industry Connections
Principal Investigator: Justin Ortagus (SHDOSE)
Co-PI(s): Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko, Lindsay Lynch (SHDOSE)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Project Period: 4/1/2020 – 3/31/2023
Award Amount: $600,000
Project Title: Diabetes Journey: From Systematic Screening to Intervention
Principal Investigator: Kimberly Driscoll (Health Psychology)
Co-PI(s): Matthew Schmidt
Funding Agency: Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center (Subcontract – NIH Flow Through)
Project Period: 6/1/2019 – 3/31/2023
Award Amount: $96,057
Project Title: Fostering Medication Adherence in Children with Epilepsy using mHealth Technology
Principal Investigator: Matthew Schmidt
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center (Subcontract – NIH Flow Through)
Project Period: 8/15/2019 – 5/31/2023
Award Amount: $141,223
Project Title: Conference on Rural English learner Education and Research (CREER)
Principal Investigator: Maria Coady
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation
Project Period: 1/1/2019 – 10/31/2022
Award Amount: $48,619
Project Title: CUE: Collaborative Research: Effective Peer Teaching Across Computing Pathways
Principal Investigator: Kristy Boyer (Computer & Information Science & Engineering)
Co-PI(s): Maya Israel
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Project Period: 1/1/2020 – 6/30/2021
Award Amount: $15,651
Project Title: Turn-Around School Support and Leadership Program – Option A
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth “Buffy” Bondy
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Alachua County School Board
Project Period: 7/15/2019 – 7/14/2021
Award Amount: $229,444
Project Title: Learning Trajectories for Everyday Computing: Integrating Computational Thinking in Elementary Mathematics
Principal Investigator: Maya Israel
Co-PI(s): Christina Gardner-McCune (Computer & Information Science & Engineering)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Project Period: 8/1/2018 – 12/31/2021
Award Amount: $2,185,461
Project Title: STRATEGIES: Codebreakers: Cultivating Elementary Students’ Interest in Cryptography and Cybersecurity Education and Careers
Principal Investigator: Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko
Co-PI(s): Kara Dawson, Swarup Bhunia (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Project Period: 3/1/2019 – 2/28/2022
Award Amount: $956,733
Project Title: Efficacy of Prime Online: Teacher Professional Development for Inclusive Elementary Mathematics Classrooms
Principal Investigator: Cynthia Griffin (SSESPECS)
Co-PI(s): James Algina (SSESPECS), Nancy Dana, Walter Leite (SHDOSE)
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education/IES
Project Period: 8/15/2018 – 8/14/2022
Award Amount: $3,276,003
Project Title: The Ag21 Project: Connecting High School Science Teachers and Students to 21st Century Innovations in the Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences
Principal Investigator: Andrew Thoron (Agricultural Education and Communication)
Co-PI(s): Rose Pringle, James Bunch (Agricultural Education and Communication), Thomas Roberts, II (Agricultural Education and Communication), Edward Osborne (Agricultural Education and Communication)
Funding Agency: US Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food & Agriculture
Project Period: 3/1/2018 – 2/28/2022
Award Amount: $13,949
Project Title:  RET Site:  Engineering for Biology:  Multidisciplinary Research Experiences for Teachers in Elementary Grades
Principal Investigator:  Chelsey Simmons
Co-PI(s): Kent Crippen
Funding Agency:  National Science Foundation
Project Period:  05/01/2017–04/30/2022
Award Amount:  $157,829.41
Project Title: Project STELLAR: Supporting Teachers of English Language Learners Across Rural Settings
Principal Investigator: Maria Coady
Co-PIs: Ester de Jong
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education/OELA
Project Period: 09/01/2016–08/31/2021
Award Amount: $2,393,911
Project Title:  ChANgE Chem Lab: Cognitive Apprenticeship for Engineers in Chem Lab
Principal Investigator:  Kent Crippen
Co-PI(s):  Chang-Yu Wu, Maria Korolev, Philip Brucat
Funding Agency:  National Science Foundation
Project Period:  09/01/2016–08/31/2021
Award Amount:  $599,333.00
Project Title:  SL-CN: Project LENS: Leveraging Expertise in Neurotechnologies to Study Individual Differences in Multimedia Learning
Principal Investigator:  Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko
Co-PI(s):  Andreas Keil
Funding Agency:  National Science Foundation
Project Period:  09/01/2015–08/31/2021
Award Amount:  $817,500.00
Project Title:  STRATEGIES: iDigFossils: Engaging K-12 Students in Integrated STEM via 3D Digitization, Printing and Exploration of Fossils
Principal Investigator:  Pavlo Antonenko
Co-PI(s):  Bruce MacFadden, Corey Toler-Franklin, Aaron Wood
Funding Agency:  National Science Foundation
Project Period:  02/15/2016–12/31/2021
Award Amount:  $1,194,054.00