Fellowship / research funding
Five educational research projects proposed by Missouri S&T faculty have been funded for 2018-2019 as part of a mini-grant program which promotes scholarly inquiry into a question about teaching and learning. The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) provided nearly $25,000 to fund the following projects:
"Impact of Exposure to Broad Engineering on Student Persistence," Kellie Grasman, lecturer, engineering management and systems engineering, $4,962.03.
"The Impact of Classroom Design on Active Learning," Michelle Schwartze, assistant teaching professor, teacher education and certification, $5,000.
"Evaluating the Impact of an Expanded Sophomore Design Curriculum for Aerospace Engineering Students," Jill Schmidt, assistant teaching professor; Warner Meeks, assistant teaching professor; Hank Pernicka, professor; mechanical and aerospace engineering, $4,500.
"Maximizing the Co-op Experience, Step 1", Bob Schwartz, professor, materials science and engineering; Bill Gillis, assistant teaching professor, civil, architectural and environmental engineering; K.M. Isaac, professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering; Doug Ludlow, professor, chemical and biochemical engineering; Ed Malone, professor, English and technical communication; Keith Nisbett, associate professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering; Joe Stanley, associate professor, electrical and computer engineering; Nathan Weidner, assistant professor, psychological science; Phil Whitefield, professor, chemistry; $8,000.
"Comparison of Learning Outcomes and Student Demographics Between Classroom-Based and Asynchronous Online Lectures in Large Enrollment Engineering Physics Courses," Jim Musser, assistant teaching professor, Agnes Vojta, associate teaching professor, physics, $2,500.
This is the seventh year of the program, which provides funding to help instructors research a teaching and learning question that affects student, course or campus outcomes. Results of these projects will be shared with the campus at the Missouri S&T Teaching and Learning Technology Conference in March of 2019.