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Virginia Flood, Mary McVee, Christopher Proctor, Noemi Waight, X. Christine Wang, Amanda Winkelsas.

Top (from left to right) Virginia Flood, Mary McVee, Chris Proctor. Bottom (from left to right) Noemi Waight, X. Christine Wang, Amanda Winkelsas

Published April 23, 2024


Six GSE faculty recently awarded prestigious NSF grants

In a significant stride toward advancing education and research, six faculty members from the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education have been awarded prestigious grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Serving as principal investigators on these notable projects, these faculty members are poised to make substantial contributions to their respective fields. The groundbreaking initiatives, supported by the NSF, reflect the diverse expertise and commitment to innovation and excellence within GSE.

As the university continues to foster a culture of scholarly innovation, these projects underscore the institution's dedication to advancing educational methodologies and addressing key challenges in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Through this collaborative and forward-thinking research, GSE’s faculty to play a pivotal role in shaping the future landscape of education and learning.

“These NSF-funded projects are empowering Black and Brown youth in STEM education, transforming equitable engineering pedagogies for multilingual students, and ensuring the effective and equitable introduction of AI literacies to young learners,” said X. Christine Wang, GSE’s associate dean for interdisciplinary research.

“They stand as a testament to the GSE's commitment to innovative approaches in advancing educational equity.” 

The following GSE faculty have received awards

PI: Virginia Flood

National Science Foundation
3 year grant

“Dialogic Gesture in Collaborative Sense Making in Physics”

Total: $497,798

PI: Mary McVee

National Science Foundation
3 year grant

“Elementary Teacher Professional Learning of Equitable Engineering Pedagogies for Multilingual Students”      

Total: $374,969

PI: Christopher Proctor

National Science Foundation
2 year grant

“Designing a Residency-Based CS Teacher Preparation Program with a High School Community”   

Total: $277,284

PI: Noemi Waight

National Science Foundation
3 year grant

“STEMcyclists: Black and Brown Youth Transforming STEM via Bikes”     

Total: $1,982,790

National Science Foundation
1 year grant

“RAPID: Co-Developing a Community-Based Science Education Curriculum Framework for Disaster Justice and Resilience: A Response to the 2022 Buffalo Blizzard”

Total: $100,000

PI: X. Christine Wang

National Science Foundation
1 year grant

“RAPID: Exploring an AI Literacies Framework for Young Children: A Delphi Study”

Total: $199,920

PI: Amanda Winkelsas

National Science Foundation
5 year grant

“Citizen Science Teachers: Noyce Residency Scholars Program for Western New York”

Total: $1,199,545

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