Lindgren, et al., Win Grants to Boost STEM Education
The Virginia Department of Education has awarded faculty members in the University of Virginiaâs Curry School of Education teacher education program and colleagues in U.Va.'s College of Arts & Sciences two grants to support Virginia elementary and secondary teachers of science and mathematics.
One trio will seek to boost the teaching of physics in middle and high schools, while the other group of faculty members work to boost the teaching of math and science to mixed classes of mainstream and special education students in elementary and middle schools.
Led by Richard Lindgren, research professor of physics, Frackson Mumba, associate professor of science education, and Jennifer Maeng, assistant professor of science education, the first project aims to increase middle and high school teachers' knowledge of physics and aid these teachers to teach that content in their classes more effectively. The grant will also aim to improve the use of technology in middle and high school physics classrooms.