New Grants

Noah Weeth Feinstein (PI) was awarded $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation for the project, Understanding and Catalyzing Equity-oriented Change in Museums and Science Centers. Feinstein is collaborating with the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Garibay Group to explore how museums and other informal science education organizations create and sustain change in their equity-related norms and practices, through 2019.

Chris Pfund (co-PI) was awarded $10 million from the National Institutes for Health to develop a national research mentoring network that will  increase diversity among those who study and pursue careers in biomedical sciences, through 2020.

Geoffrey Borman and Martha Alibali (co-PIs) were awarded $4 million from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences for continuing  WCER's Interdisciplinary Training Program for Predoctoral Research in the Education Sciences, through 2020.

Erica Halverson (co-PI) was awarded $456,627 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a maker-focused program, the "Bubbler" that will document how the Madison Public Library takes a production-oriented approach to literacy and learning, through 2016.

WCER's LEAD Center has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes for Health to continue the implementation and evaluation of a program to reduce stereotype bias that impedes advancement in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical (STEMM) fields for underrepresented students, through February 2020.