Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Nancy Songer and Philip Myers receive NSF funding for science project

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Nancy Songer, professor of science education and learning technologies, and Philip Myers, professor of zoology in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, have been awarded a $1,690,071 grant from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Change Thinking for Global Science: Fostering and Evaluating Inquiry Thinking About the Ecological Impacts of Climate Change."

This project proposes a partnership between leaders in science education research, national experts in ecological niche modeling, and educators in target schools to develop and evaluate web-based modeling and visualization tools and coordinated inquiry reasoning curricular units focused on the development of inquiry thinking and modeling about the impacts of global change on ecological communities.

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