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2012-2013 Mini-Grants

Through generous funding provided by the Board of Regents’ STEM Initiative, the STEM Office at Georgia State has awarded the following twenty-two mini-grants to faculty members.  Their research is 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.  


"3+8" Model of Undergraduate Research: A Partnership between Georgia Perimeter College and Georgia State University


Baumstark, Al
Chemistry
Leggett-Robinson, Pamela
GPC, Chemistry

Baumstark, Barbara
Biology

Major, Margaret
GPC, Biology

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

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

Calculus for the Life Sciences: Course Development

Rizzo, Rebecca
Mathematics & Statistics
Germann, Markus
Chemistry

A Collaborative Teaching Model in Redesigning, Examining, and Integrating CCSS-M in a Secondary Mathematics Methods Course: Focus on a Module of Statistics


Junor Clarke, Pier
MSIT
Bayazit, Nermin
MSIT

Enescu, Florian
Mathematics & Statistics

Computer-based Homework in Organic Chemistry, Phase Two: Online Quiz Development

Harden, Jeremiah
Chemistry

Developing Signature Experiences in Research at Georgia State University via the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Compteition Team and the Undergraduate Research Center (URC)

Brewer, Matthew
Biology
Ulrich, Paul
Biology

Enhancing STEM Research Experiences through Community Geography & Geographic Information Systems

Hawthorne, Timothy L.
Geosciences
Hankins, Katherine
Geosciences

Evaluation-via-Assessment: Measuring Students' Understanding of Sources of Knowledge in Science

Renken, Maggie
Educational Psychology and Special Education

Fully Developing an Activity-based Integrated Science Course for Future Elementary Teachers

Reeves, Marion M.
Early Childhood Education
Visaggi, Christy
Geosciences

Implementation and Assessment of a Learning Assistant Program at Georgia State University

Von Korff, Joshua
Physics & Astronomy
Mooring, Suazette
Chemistry

Implementation and Assessment of Peer-led Team Learning at Georgia State University

Mooring, Suazette
Chemistry
Von Korff, Joshua
Physics & Astronomy

Implementation and Assessment of Peer-led Team Learning in General Chemistry at Georgia State University

Finnegan, Steffan
Chemistry
Mooring, Suazette
Chemistry

Monitoring and Assessing Weekly Homework to Improve Student Learning and Success Rates in Calculus Courses (Extension)

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

Preparing Novice Elementary Science Educators for Success: Inquiry in Urban Classroom

Williams, Brian
Early Childhood Education
Jarrett, Olga
Early Childhood Education

Promoting Conceptual Change: Supporting the Physics Content Development of Preservice Teachers

Demir, Kadir
Computer Science
Criswell, Brett
MSIT
Doluweera, Sumith
Physics & Astronomy

Redesign of College Physics for Biological Science Majors (Phase Two)


Evans, John
Physics & Astronomy

Top Hat Monocle as Student Response System


Maxwell, Robert
Biology

Undergraduate Research at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology

Ray, Gigi B.
Chemistry
Comar, Joan M.
Chemistry
Navarro-Eisenstein, Angela
Chemistry

Using ALEKS Adaptive Learning Environment Platform to Enhance Students' Learning in Precalculus Courses to Improve Performance in Undergraduate Mathematics Courses

Sarkar, Sutandra
Mathematics & Statistics
Manzagol, Nilay
Mathematics & Statistics
Grinshpon, Mark
Mathematics & Statistics
Chanine, Iman
MSIT

Using Creative Inquiry Modules to Advance Undergraduate Students' Success in Calculus

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

Using Guided Instruction in Strictly Online and Hybrid Classes to Foster Undergraduate Student Achievement and Attitudes toward College Algebra

Chanine, Iman
MSIT
Manzagol, Nilay
Mathematics & Statistics

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

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