Augsburg College’s Department of Education was recently awarded a $150,000 grant from the Bush Foundation as part of their Teacher Effectiveness Initiative (TEI) to support diversity in teaching. Augsburg was one of five schools selected to receive this one time award. Dr. Peg (Margaret) Finders, Chair and Associate Professor of Education, will lead the project in partnership with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC), and St. Paul Public Schools.
The goal of the project is to build capacity to recruit and support students of color moving through multiple educational institutions towards a degree in teaching. The team will create a coordinated, sustainable infrastructure that will reduce attrition and recruit high quality teacher candidates. The new infrastructure will help the partner institutions foster smooth transitions into teaching, engage in proactive recruitment of teacher candidates of color from multiple entry points, and improve experiences for teacher candidates of color.
This project builds on strengths of the Education departments’ East African Student to Teacher program and Special Education program.
Discovery starts with a small investment in a great idea. Support the Augsburg College Discovery Research Fund and you will provide our faculty with the opportunity to:
- explore complex questions that may lead to new discoveries
- lay the groundwork to compete and earn prestigious grant awards
- engage students in the emerging scientific questions and exploration
- collaborate with other faculty and research facilities around the world, fostering innovation and providing opportunities for our students to learn from other bright minds
- infuse our classrooms with rich and relevant learning content
Give on November 13th, 2014 by visiting the Augsburg College Discovery Research Fund giving page!
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Dr. Nancy Steblay, Professor of Psychology, has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation for the project, “Collaborative Research. RUI: Understanding and Predicting Eyewitness Identification Errors: Studies Using a Unique Set of Materials from Actual Lineups.” (NSF ID: SES -1420135). Total funding for the project is $397,600. The research will be conducted over the next three years in collaboration with Dr. Gary Wells at Iowa State University. Augsburg College will receive $134,219 in support of faculty-student research.
To better understand eyewitness identification errors, the research team will conduct a series of laboratory experiments using eyewitness data sets and lineup audio files from 855 real police investigations. Continue reading “Psychology professor receives NSF award to research eyewitness identification errors”
The National Science Foundation recently awarded Dr. Mark Engebretson, Professor Emeritus of Physics, and his team $396,635 over three years to support the project, “Collaborative Research: Studies of ULF Waves Associated with Solar Wind Coupling to the Magnetosphere and Ionosphere.” (NSF ID: PLR-1341493)
In collaboration with Dr. Marc Lessard at the University of New Hampshire, Dr. Engebretson will continue to operate and analyze data from four ground-based induction magnetometers located in Antarctica (including South Pole Station) and two in the Arctic. The stations in this project are key links in arrays of ground-based ionospheric and magnetospheric observatories in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions. These observatories, together with both low-altitude and high-altitude NASA satellites, provide the data with which Engebretson, Lessard, and members of their team work to characterize and understand the physical processes occurring in Earth’s space environment.
The study of the Earth’s space environment has become increasingly important to our technologically–driven society. Continue reading “Dr. Engebretson awarded NSF funding for collaborative space physics research”
Dr. David Hanson, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, is collaborating with Dr. Jeffrey Pierce at Colorado State University to develop computer models that will improve the representation of growth rates of newly formed atmospheric particulate matter. This research, “Collaborative Project: Contributions of Organic Compounds to the Growth of Freshly Nucleated Atmospheric Nanoparticles” is made possible by a $485,434 grant through the Department of Energy (Award # DE-SC0011780). Continue reading “Chemistry Professor to collaborate on Department of Energy Grant”
Augsburg College recently received a $150,000 Career Ready Internship grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. Internships provide students with valuable workplace skills and networking opportunities that often lead to job offers after graduation. Grant funds will create up to 38 new paid internships for the 2014-2015 academic year ensuring more Augsburg students can participate in paid experiences that allow them to graduate with a competitive edge.
This project will be led Keith Munson, Rebekah Dupont, and Elaine Eschenbacher, who will collaborate to identify and build lasting partnerships with local businesses and nonprofits to develop new paid internships for students who receive financial aid. Continue reading “Augsburg Awarded $150,000 Career Ready Internship Grant”
Did you know…?
Did you know that in FY2014 Augsburg received over $1.6M in new grant awards that support research and scholarly activities?
Learn more by viewing sponsored program metrics!
Celebrate a successful year in grant seeking at the 2nd Annual Grant Recognition Event.
Monday, May 12, 2014
2 to 5 p.m.; Wine and Cheese Reception to Follow
Join us to:
- Celebrate with faculty and staff who have submitted grants and/or received grant funding within the last year
- Learn more about one of 38 currently funded projects on campus
- Identify resources on campus to support your grant seeking
- Participate in an engaging discussion on scholarship and the identity of Augsburg College with the Provost Karen Kaivola
Please RSVP by May 6 to Erica Swift at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-330-1184