NSF grant to fund training for science teachers, 4-H leaders

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On October 5, 2021

Missouri S&T faculty in two departments have received funding from the National Science Foundation for a project titled “GP-IN: Getting your feet wet: Advancing geoscience education using water-based field experiences.” The grant is funded for $305,439.

Researchers include the following S&T faculty in geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering (GGPE) and teacher education and certification:

  • Dr. Katherine Grote, associate professor of GGPE and principal investigator for the project
  • Dr. David Borrok, Gulf Oil Foundation Professor in GGPE and interim associate dean for research in the College of Engineering and Computing
  • Dr. Michelle Schwartze, assistant teaching professor of teacher education and certification
  • Dr. Beth Kania-Gosche, chair and professor of teacher education and certification
  • Amanda Meek, state specialist in youth STEM education for teacher education and certification

The grant will fund training for science teachers and 4-H leaders to take students on field trips for citizen science activities to increase student awareness of geoscience careers.

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