Funded Projects

Helios STEM Middle School Residency Program

This 5-year, $2.7 million grant project supports the implementation of two newly developed teacher preparation programs for prospective teachers –Middle School Mathematics (Grades 5 -9) and Middle Grades Science (Grades 5-9)—in partnership with Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS).
Funding Agency: Helios Education Foundation     
Principal Investigator: Dr. Cheryl Ellerbrock

NSF Robert Noyce USF Scholarship Program for Science Majors       

This 5-year, $1.2 million grant project provides scholarships to majors in biology, chemistry, geosciences and physics to complete a 5-year program of studies that results in the bachelor’s degree in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree with certification in secondary science in the College of Education (the Accelerated Bachelor’s to MAT in Science Education Program, or Accelerated Program). The USF Noyce Program will also include summer internships in STEM education research for undergraduate freshman and sophomore science majors.

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation     
Principal Investigator: Dr. Allan Feldman                  

Evaluating the Efficacy of the Urban Teacher Residency Partnership Program       

This 5-year project is part of a $3.4 million i3 federal grant awarded to Hillsborough County Public Schools in partnership with USF’s College of Education in 2014 to support the implementation of the Urban Teacher Residency Partnership program, a teacher preparation program that offers a clinically-based structure in a place-conscious urban environment.
Sponsor: Hillsborough County School Board
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sarah van Ingen
Grant Award: $1.1 million

Tampa Bay Wipro Science Education Fellowship Program

Through a 5-year $1.1 million grant awarded to USF by Wipro Limited, a select group of talented science teachers in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco County school districts will participate in a  Science Education Fellowship Program designed to provide science teachers in the Tampa Bay region with the tools they need to become more effective instructors, advance science education curriculum, and achieve greater student success. 
Funding Agency: Wipro Limited
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Allan Feldman    

Affiliated Programs

The following special programs are conducted in affiliation with the David C. Anchin Center:

Water and Sanitation Research in Ghana Project

This 3-year International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) project engages graduate and undergraduate students from STEM, STEM education, public health and social sciences in carrying out multidisciplinary research in Water and Sanitation challenges in Ghana, West Africa. Students will be involved in research activities to develop, test and implement technologies, such as biosand filters and decentralized sanitation systems, while uncovering and addressing social and financial factors that limit their use in the field. The project takes place in collaboration with students and faculty at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), as well as teachers and pupils in a local secondary school in Kumasi, Ghana. Funded amount = $284,750
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Co-Principal Investigator: Allan Feldman