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2011-2012 Mini-Grants

Through generous funding provided by the Board of Regents’ STEM Initiative, the STEM Office at Georgia Stateawarded the following eighteen mini-grants to faculty members during the 2011-2012 academic year.  Their research focused on improving Georgia State's STEM courses, better preparing STEM majors for careers in STEM education and other STEM fields, and increasing the overall quality of STEM education at Georgia State and throughout Georgia.  


Advanced Hands-on Real-world Technology Development for Physics 3300

He, Xiaochun
Physics & Astronomy

Building Technology-Supported Environments for Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics Courses to Early Childhood and Middle Level Prospective Teachers

Chahine, Iman
MSIT
Alexander, Margo P.
Mathematics & Statistics

Computer-based Homework in Organic Chemistry

Harden, Jeremiah
Chemistry

Mutanyatta-Comar, Joan
Chemistry

Creating a Formula for Preparing Better Physics Teachers in Georgia

Doluweera, D. Sumith
Physics & Astronomy
Criswell, Brett
MSIT

Enhancing STEM Education through Field-Based Problem Solving and Real-World Applications of Geographic Information Systems

Hawthorne, Timothy L.
Geosciences
Dai, Dajun
Geosciences

Freshmen Chemistry-based Problems in Mathematics

Sarkar, Sutandra
Mathematics & Statistics
Ray, Gigi
Chemistry

Improving Student Learning Using an Online Tutoring Community

Belkasim, Saeid
Computer Science
Sunderraman, Raj
Computer Science

Improving Supplementary Calculus Instruction through Enhanced Coordinated Support of Student Assistants

Grinshpon, Mark
Mathematics & Statistics
Chahine, Iman
MSIT
Clewley, Robert
Neuroscience Institute

Learning to Teach Mathematics in Hybrid University and Field Spaces

Behm-Cross, Stephanie
MSIT
Bayazit, Nermin
MSIT
Jett, Christopher
MSIT

Monitoring and Assessing Weekly Homeworks to Improve Student Learning and Success Rates in Calculus Courses

Grinshpon, Mark
Mathematics & Statistics
Chahine, Iman
MSIT
Clewley, Robert
Neuroscience Institute

Online Portal for Computer Science Education Visualization Tools

Bourgeois, Anu
Computer Science
Sunderraman, Raj
Computer Science

Portable Multi-course Lab for Enhancing the Research Ability of Undergraduate Students

Zhang, Yanqing
Computer Science

Redesign of College Physics for Biological Science Majors


Evans, John
Physics & Astronomy
Ray, Gigi
Chemistry
Poole, Therese
Biology

Refining and Examining a Collaboratively Taught Earth Science Course for Future Middle School Teachers

Martin-Hansen, Lisa
MSIT
Atchison, Chris
Geosciences

Revising ISCI 2001 to Better Support Future Elementary Teacher Science Understanding


Reeves, Marion M.
Early Childhood Education
Atchison, Chris
Geosciences

Robotics to Develop Today's Learners (R2D2 Learners)


Williams, Brian A.
Early Childhood Education

Using Hybrid Instructional Support in Precalculus Concepts to Advance Undergraduate Students’ Success in Calculus

Chanine, Iman
MSIT
Grinshpon, Mark
Mathematics & Statistics
Clewley, Robert
Neuroscience Institute

What Limits the Learning of Students in Introductory Physics Courses at GSU?

Thoms, Brian D.
Physics & Astronomy