The purpose of the Catalyst Grant program is to increase research collaborations between faculty and staff in the College of Education departments and those located at the Friday Institute. A primary objective of this program is to “seed” collaborative research that will lead to further research and support from external granting agencies.
2019-2020 Grant Winners
Multimodal AI Literacy: Supporting the Learning of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Through Multimodal Narrative Creation
Shiyan Jiang, Ph.D., and Bita Akram (Friday Institute)
Digital Durham Program Evaluation: Working Towards a Strategic Plan
Erin Huggins (Friday Institute) and Laura B. Fogle
Foundations of Media Literacy MOOC-Ed: Providing Professional Learning in the Era of Fake News and Mis-information
Megan Manfra, Ph.D., and Alex Dreier (Friday Institute)
Refining Survey Tools’ Content, Theory and Presentation
Sara Weiss, Ph.D., (Friday Institute) and Paul Umbach, Ph.D.
A Sense of Awe: A Tool for Enhancing Science Instruction
Gail Jones, Ph.D., (Friday Institute), Sarah Carrier, Ph.D., Cesar Delgado, Ph.D., LaTricia Townsend, Ed.D., (Friday Institute) and Jill Grifenhagen, Ph.D.
Amplifying Youth Voices in University-Community Partnerships: Write. Engage. Lead.
Crystal Lee, Ed.D., and Jose Picart, Ph.D. (Friday Institute)
2018-2019 Grant Winners
- The Next Generation of Scientists, Science Communicators and Science Educators
Gail Jones, Sarah Carrier, Melanie Smith, Tamecia Jones, Lynn Cross and Sherry Freeman
- Literacy and Community Engagement Initiative
Crystal Chen and Jose Picart
- Connecting FACES: Developing and Piloting a Digital Learning Environment for the FACES Program
Jamie Pearson, Mary Ann Wolf and Alex Dreier
- Developing a Web App Tutoring Tool to Support Decoding and Spelling Instruction
Dennis Davis and Mark Samberg