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Faculty Research Grants and Funded Projects

Discovering knowledge through research and scholarship is a key initiative at Drexel University and at the School of Education. New ideas and insights that address education issues impact change and progress locally, nationally and globally. Our faculty conduct research in disciplines that align with their areas of expertise and ultimately lead in an ever-changing world.

PLEASE NOTE: Research projects listed by award date of grant; PIs and Co-PIs are listed alphabetically.
Topic Date of Award Grant Title Principal Investigator (PI)
Co-Principal Investigator(Co-PI)
 STEM  9/1/2013 EAGER: TAEMILE: Towards Automating Experience Management in Interactive Learning Environments
Jichen Zhu (PI)
Aroutis N. Foster Ph.D. (Co-PI)
Glen Muschio (Co-PI)
 STEM  8/2013 Noyce Northeast Regional Conferences in 2013 and 2014
(National Science Foundation)
Gregory Phelan (PI)
Sheila Vaidya (Co-PI)
Lisa Gonsalves (Co-PI)
 STEM  8/2013 EAGER: US Ignite: A Cloud Enabled Virtual Reality Based Pedagogical Ecosystem for Green Energy and Environmental Engineering Education
Pramod Abichandani (PI)
Aroutis N. Foster Ph.D. (Co-PI)
Kapil R. Dandekar (Co-PI)
STEM 3/15/13 Hypothesis-driven Computational Genomics: Engaging Students in Lab Protocols and Bioinformatics via Inquiry
(National Science Foundation)
Gail Rosen, Ph.D. (PI)
Penny Hammrich, Ph.D. (Co-PI)
Jacob A. Russell, Ph.D. (Co-PI)
STEAM 1/14/13 Playing to See: A Research and Development Digital Game Based Learning Project
(The Barnes Foundation)
Aroutis Foster, Ph.D. (PI)
Jennifer Katz-Buonincontro, Ph.D. (PI)
STEAM 9/15/12 Design and Development: A Digital Play-Based Platform to Achieve Projective Reflective for 21st Century Learning
(National Science Foundation)
Aroutis Foster, Ph.D. (PI)
STEM 9/1/12 EnCoMPASS: Emerging Communities for Mathematical Practices and Assessment
(National Science Foundation)
Jason Silverman, Ph.D. (PI)
Carol Brandt, Ph.D. (Co-PI), Temple Univ.
Valerie Klein, Ph.D.  (Co-PI)
Wesley Shumar, Ph.D. (Co-PI)
Stephen Weimar  (Co-PI)
Hope Yursa  (Co-PI)
STEM 9/1/12 Establishing a Research Collaboration Between Engineering, Engineering Technology and Cognitive Science Faculty: Integrating Creativity into Undergraduate Course Projects
(National Science Foundation)
Abieyuwa Aghayere, Ph.D. (PI)
Gennady Friedman, Ph.D. (Co-PI)
Vladimir Genis, Ph.D. (Co-PI)
Jennifer Katz-Buonincontro, Ph.D. (Co-PI)
Fredricka Reisman, Ph.D. (Evaluator)
STEM 9/1/12 Online Collaboration to Understand Pre-service Teachers’ Developing MKT
(National Science Foundation)
Stephen Weimar (PI)
STEM 8/22/12 Physics at the Art Museum
(Subaru of America Foundation)
Mary Jo Grdina, Ph.D. (PI)