Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Gail Jones to Lead Education Research Component of NC State’s $25 Million Grant-funded STEPS Center
Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and Friday Institute Senior Faculty Fellow Gail Jones, Ph.D., will receive more than $500,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation for her role as the leader of the education research component of the Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS) Center on NC State’s Centennial Campus.
Museum Volunteer Programs Could Play Important Role in Developing Pipeline of Much-Needed Science Teachers, Says Study from College of Education Doctoral Students, Faculty
Museum volunteer programs could be a potential avenue for recruiting high school students into science teaching and communication careers, according to a recent study supported by a Catalyst Grant from the Friday Institute and NC State College of Education.
Journal of Science Teacher Education: The Next Generation of Science Educators: Museum Volunteers
Friday Institute researchers examined the influence of youth volunteer experiences on career aspirations through a lens of science identity, finding that museum volunteer programs with an explicit focus on communicating science to the public may be optimal places to cultivate the next generation of science educators and communicators.
Staff Spotlight: Dr. Gail Jones
Friday Institute Senior Faculty Fellow Dr. Gail Jones is working with students using virtual reality technology to learn and engage in science. Learn more about Dr. Jones in this staff spotlight video.
The purpose of the Catalyst Grant program is to increase research collaborations among faculty and staff in the College of Education departments and those located at the Friday Institute. A...
Catalyst Grant Symposium Highlights Research Impacts on Students, Educators
Six research teams presented their work Oct. 1 during the virtual 2020 Catalyst Grant Research Symposium hosted by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation in collaboration with the NC State College of Education.
Back to School: Helping Children Estimate 6 Feet, Understand Spread of Microbes
Friday Institute Senior Faculty Fellow Gail Jones, Ph.D., offers tips to help ease the transition of returning to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic for parents and caregivers.
Creating Sense of Awe Increases Student Interest in Science and Provides Comfort With Uncertainty
North Carolina science educators learned how they can use awe to increase their students' interest and motivation to learn science during a daylong virtual workshop.
EdNC: Perspective | Friday Institute Champions STEM
EdNC highlights the Friday Institute for their monthly feature, the NC STEM ScoreCard, which builds broader awareness of how P-20 STEM education is being nurtured across North Carolina.
Marbles Kids Museum, Families and Museums Exploring (FAME) Partnership to Receive Award from N.C. Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center
A partnership between our Families and Museums Exploring (FAME) project and Marbles Kids Museum that gave North Carolina families a chance to participate in STEM-related activities will be recognized with an award from the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center this spring.