Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Dr. Feldon Received an NSF Grant

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


Victor Lee to Give the Next Sunrise Session

Dr. Victor Lee, an Assistant Professor from ITLS department, is the next presenter at the Sunrise Session on Friday, October 3, 2014. The session will be held from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. in Little America Hotel (500 S Main St) in Salt Lake City. The topic of his presentation will be "Engaging Bodies and Minds in K-12 Education." 

If you are interested in attending, please register through the Graduate School website:
ITLS department will be providing transportation from USU campus on the morning of the event on first-time-first-served basis. Please contact the department if interested. 

"At Utah State University's Sunrise Sessions, faculty and students share their research with alumni, community and business leaders from the Salt Lake area. Held quarterly in downtown Salt Lake City, these early-morning presentations detail how USU research is addressing pressing issues." "All are invited to attend these events at no charge thanks to generous sponsorship by Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield" (

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dr. Fields to Give a TEDtalk

On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014, from 3:00pm to 8:00pm, Dr. Fields joins an impressive, internationally renown group of speakers, including author Orson Scott Card, 2014 winter olympian Noelle Pikus-Pace, and Dawn & Hawkes, an indie-folk duo.

Tickets on sale October 15th!!!


Three other presenters have CEHS ties. For more information, visit CEHS blog post on this event.