ITLS department wishes to congratulate Dr. David Feldon, Associate Professor in ITLS and the Director of USU STE2M Center, for receiving the following NSF grant for a longitudinal study which will be examining trajectories of research skill development in PhD students in the biological sciences:
Feldon, D. F., (P.I). (2014-2018). Collaborative Research: Progressions of Skill Development in Biology Doctorates (NSF Division of Graduate Education; DGE #1431234). $1,151,431.
"This project", says Dr. Feldon, "will make several key contributions. First, by relying on a longitudinal design, we can demonstrate not only the level of skill at a particular point in graduate education, but how interactions amongst knowledge and skill, socialization experiences, and motivation play out over time. Second, understanding the interplay between experiences, motivation, and skills will also provide novel insights into racial/ethnic inequalities in graduate school trajectories and outcomes. Third, our findings will provide a foundation for a new wave of interventions aimed at decreasing inequality in graduate school experiences and outcomes."
To read a full story, visit CEHS blog post on Dr. Feldon.
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