Recent Awards & Grants
NSF-STEM PI Jennifer Hontz with co-PIs John Mecham, Walda Powell, Liz Wolfinger, and Danny Green have been awarded by grant by the National Science Foundation for $599,972 over 4 years entitled Paschal-Science, Technology, and Mathematics (Paschal-STM) Scholarships. This grant provides at least 8 Natural and Mathematical Science students, who are FAFSA qualified, scholarships up to 4 years. It also provides special programming for these NMS students. The scholarships are available as of March 15, 2009!
Progress Energy: PI Tabitha Underwood has submitted a grant proposal to Progress Energy Corporate for RecycleMania. The purpose of the project is to reduce the amount ofrecyclable material found in trash bins and to increase the amount of overall recycling across campus. The request is for $1472.
Burroughts Wellcome Fund has awarded Meredith College a grant in the amount of $180,000 to support a project, Meredith College STEM Experience for Middle School Students active from Jan. 2, 2008 until Dec 31, 2010. PI: Walda Powell
This three-year grant will fund Meredith's Science, Technolgy, Engineering and Mth discovery camps (STEM for Girls in 2008-10. Two camps will be held each summer, led by faculty and students in Meredith's School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, which includes the departments of biology and health sciences, chemistry, physics and geoscience, and mathematics and computer science. The first camp will include activities and projects in a variety of areas in science and math, while the second program will focus on a topic such as the environment, forensics, plants, biotechnology or entomology. With this grant, Meredith will develop and offer an e-mentoring program that will allow faculty and students to interact with K-12 students on STEM topics. The grant will also fund the purchase of microscopes and other science equipment to be used in outreach activities.
NSF CSEMS Paschal Scholars: The Paschal Scholars award from NSF is a 4 year scholarship fund for students pursuing math and computer science careers. The award of $384,996 has been extended into a fifth year. PI: Jennifer Hontz.
Partners for Mathematics Learning is a state funded grant through the NC Department of Instruction (DPI). The grant is a partnership with Roanoke Rapid Graded School District and Meredith College for the amount of $599, 694. PI: Jeane Joyner.
NSF Broadening Participation in Computers (BPC) STARS: The STARS Alliance: A Southeastern Partnership for Diverse Participation in Computing in a sub-award through UNC-Charlotte. Funding provides activities and travel for students and interaction with students from other institutions. Total funding $64,740. A new one year expanded grant has been awarded in the amount of $13,855. PI: Kristin Watkins.
SCALE Learning to Teach Learning to Serve is a 3 year sub-award through UNC-Chapel Hill for a total of $51,052. Students enrolled in certain education courses have been participating in service-learning activities in the community and learning new skills in teaching. Meredith provided an in-kind match. PIs: Allynna Stone, Jennifer Olson, and Diane Strangis.
SCALE Literacy Reseach is a one year grant through UNC-Chapel Hill awarded to analyse data collected from the SCALE Learning to Teach Learning to Serve activities of Meredith students. This grant and the previous one were a part of the Serve America funding. PIs: Diane Strangi and Jennifer Olson.
STAMP: Meredith College has been awarded a grant to form a partnership with Roanoke Rapids Graded School District and Asheboro City Schools District. This partnership is known as the STAMP partnership (Science, Technology and Assessment integrated with Mathematics Partnership). The grant will impact several faculty members in science as well, providing them support and opportunities to work with K-12 teachers, as well as helping to fund some start-up activities for the Center for Women in Science & Mathematics. The partnership proposed a three-year grant project of $1.496 million with the first year of funding at $499,493. The Mathematics Science Partnership grants are awarded to partnerships between school districts and higher education institutions for providing professional development in mathematics and science for middle school and secondary teachers. PI: Tim Hendrix.
NSF Undergraduate Research: Bill Schmidt and Charles Lewis have been awarded a collaboration sub-contract from NSF through UNC-Chapel Hill. They will have $15,455 over the next three years (summers) to spend on undergraduate research. The grant is a DMR Condensed Matter Physics grant with Yue Wu, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UNC-Chapel Hill.
NSF Team II: The NSF grant "Teaching Excellence and Mathematics II (Team II) which has been awarded $1,425,672 over 5 years to provide training for North Carolina mathematics teachers. A supplement has been awarded to write the story of the TEAM II project. PI: Jeane Joyner.