The summer heat and conferences seem to go together! Although, I can’t say the same about the often unpredictable traffic patterns on the beltway even at 6.15am 😩
I had the pleasure to visit the grand campus of Morgan State University this week to observe the conclusion of a 3-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to PI, Roni Ellington and Co-PIs, Vanessa Dodo-Seriki and Marc Stein.
Since 2020, MD-Collaborative for Research in Urban STEM Education (MD-CRUSE) has successfully fostered inter-institutional convergence research between K-12 practitioners and STEM education researchers across Maryland. The intensive hands-on institute had monthly webinars, panel discussions by guest researchers, professional development activities, hands on mentoring, development of conceptual frameworks, research design, data collection, analyses, and reporting.
The conference marked an incredible milestone for 18 Fellows in the realm of Urban STEM Education. The grand presentations showcased a remarkable array of ideas, topics, research, and more importantly, their passion and commitment to understanding and researching Urban STEM Education within the state’s context.
The Fellows’ enthusiasm was infectious and it was evident that they poured their hearts and souls into their group projects. The collective impact of their efforts will undoubtedly shape the landscape of Urban STEM Education while fostering a brighter future for generations to come.
Glad to have been a part of this effort as their grant evaluator.
This project is supported by the ECR: Building Capacity in STEM Education Research as part of the EHR Core Research program at the NSF.