Friday, Aug. 12, 2016
Dr. Nick Wasserman, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, was awarded the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program for Improving Undergraduate STEM Education grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant will help fund his collaborative project with researchers from Rutgers University and Temple University to design, implement, and assess the innovative Real Analysis course for pre-service and in-service teachers (PISTs). The project aims to support the work of teaching advanced mathematics to pre-service high school mathematics teacher candidates in order to provide them with a substantial depth of mathematical understanding. This, in turn, will help them grasp the mathematical knowledge necessary for teaching and supporting their own students to develop knowledge, skills, and positive dispositions in mathematics.
The National Science Foundation's IUSE:EHR program's goal is to support research and development leading to and propagating interventions that improve the quality of STEM graduates, including future teachers. For more information about the award, please visit http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1524739&HistoricalAwards=false.