Butler to Lead School Organization and Science Achievement Project

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a grant to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) to study school structure and science success. Malcolm B. Butler, PhD, associate professor of science education at USF St. Petersburg, is principal investigator of the five-year study. Butler brings extensive expertise in elementary science education and in professional development of teachers’ science … Continue reading

Alumni Donation Helps Next Generation of Florida Studies Students

With 10 years of working for local government recycling programs behind him, Andy Fairbanks found a graduate program at USF St. Petersburg where he could meld his professional experience, academic ambition and desire to research the policies that shape his field. Fairbanks describes his research in the Florida Studies program as an “ethnography of the policy-making process” for the state’s … Continue reading

College of Education Receives Grant for SunBay Digital Mathematics

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 16, 2011) – A $500,000 award from the Next Generation Learning Challenges collaboration will support the technologically-enhanced curriculum and professional development for Pinellas County middle-school mathematics teachers in the SunBay Digital Mathematics program. The SunBay program, the result of two-year collaboration between the College of Education at USF St. Petersburg and SRI International, is designed to … Continue reading

Student Philanthropy Boards Award Community Grants

Lead Learn Serve Grant

Lead Learn Serve Grant

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 6, 2011) – First-year students at USF St. Petersburg awarded nine $5,000 grants Thursday, May 5 to community agencies serving Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. After researching community needs and determining funding categories, nine faculty-facilitated, student-led boards evaluated the applications for the Lead Learn Serve grants. Funding categories included topics such as homelessness, domestic violence, infant development, … Continue reading

K-16 Initiatives Expands with Federal Grant

While the part mentors play in the overall K-16 Educational Initiatives may seem small amid a myriad of programs, their contributions to services for students with intellectual disabilities represent what a newly funded collaboration at USF St. Petersburg is striving for statewide. “The stigma that surrounds students that are developmentally or intellectually disabled is really gone,” said Adam DePrimo, an … Continue reading