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COE Faculty Working with Georgia Tech on “SLIDER” Project, NSF Grant

Dr. Charles HodgesAssistant Professor Charles B. Hodges, Ph.D., Department of Leadership, Technology and Human Development, has been awarded a subcontract to collaborate on a research project with members of Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC). The subcontract is funded by the National Science Foundation in the amount of $80,238 for two years.  Dr. Hodges and Alicia Meng,a graduate student in Georgia Southern’s School Psychology program, will be working with CEISMC’s Science Learning Integrating Design, Engineering, and Robotics (SLIDER) project, which is studying the effects of robotics, engineering design, and problem-based inquiry science on student learning and academic engagement in eighth grade physical science classes.  They will be focusing on the SLIDER implementation at a middle school in southeastern Georgia.

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