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Doing Business As Name:Winston-Salem State University
  • Erin Lynch
  • (931) 542-8018
Award Date:09/16/2019
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 318,639
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 318,639
  • FY 2019=$318,639
Start Date:10/01/2019
End Date:08/31/2021
Transaction Type:Grant
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.076
Primary Program Source:040106 NSF Education & Human Resource
Award Title or Description:BCSER-IID: Foundations for a STEM What Work Clearinghouse for Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education
Federal Award ID Number:1949922
DUNS ID:071579031
Parent DUNS ID:142363428
Program:ECR-EHR Core Research
Program Officer:
  • Earnestine Psalmonds
  • (703) 292-8112

Awardee Location

Street:601 S Martin Luther King Jr Dr
City:Winston Salem
County:Winston Salem
Awardee Cong. District:05

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Winston-Salem State University
Street:601S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Ste 310
City:Winsom Salem
County:Winston Salem
Cong. District:05

Abstract at Time of Award

The proposed project will lay the foundation for a clearinghouse of broadening participation STEM education research at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The clearinghouse is envisioned as an online platform that will be populated with data collected through a systematic literature review during this initial phase. The investigator used the Vitae Researcher Development Framework to identify the STEM education research skills gaps that will be the focus of a comprehensive professional development. The professional development domains include knowledge and intellectual abilities; personal effectiveness; research governance and organization; and engagement, influence and impact. The goals will be accomplished by completing formalized training in meta-analysis research design and methodology, acquiring training in database foundations and data analytics, and receiving mentoring. The project will position the investigator to contribute scholarship that informs effective interventions at HBCUs and topics for future research. The research project will produce a meta-analysis of NSF-funded broadening participation interventions at HBCUs by answering two research questions: (1) What broadening participation research interventions work and for whom? and (2) What are the mean corrected correlations between program traits in NSF-funded HBCU broadening participation interventions and student success metrics at HBCUs? The research design is a quantitative retrospective systematic review. The rationale for this design selection is the power of meta-analytical studies for researchers. The research will be guided by expert mentors and informed by the expertise acquired through structured professional development activities. The research project, in the long term, is expected to provide accessible empirical data for investigators to conduct robust broadening participation in STEM education research studies. The project is supported through the EHR Core Research Building Capacity in STEM Education Research competition that is designed to build individuals' capacity to carry out high quality fundamental STEM education research in STEM learning and learning environments, broadening participation in STEM fields, and STEM workforce development. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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