Mike Pikaart receives new National Science Foundation award

Mike Pikaart, Associate Professor of Chemistry, recently received a $94,136 award from the National Science Foundation Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources Program. The project is titled Collaborative Research: Role of Flexible Design and Instructor Supports in Implementing Sustainable Course-based Research Experiences Across Diverse Institution Types.

This project will expand the BASIL Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE), which is a flexible curriculum consisting of both computational and wet-lab modules. CURE will be expanded to to a diversity of institutions in order to a) identify the supports and barriers to CURE implementation across institution types; b) characterize the relationship between institutional context and CURE implementation; and c) facilitate implementation and sustainability across institutions through faculty development.

This project represents a collaboration between investigators at Rochester Institute of Technology, Grand View College, California Polytechnic State University, University of Richmond, Hope College, SUNY College at Oswego, Washington State University, Nova Southeastern University, and Ursinus College.

Congratulations on your new award, Mike!

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