Projects, Grants & Contracts

Developing Black Scholars in Science Education for the 21st Century in the United States


The one-year grant provides financial support for one symposium and extended work after the symposium. The symposium will develop Black science educators in the United States (U.S.), a seriously under-represented group in higher education, who conduct research that will contribute to scholarship in science education that inform practices aimed at improving the experiences and status of Blacks in pre-college science. The symposium goals are to provide opportunities for the participants to:

  1. To develop a network of Black science education faculty members to research issues related to science teaching and learning.
  2. To develop research teams in order for the team members to submit research proposals to such federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation and private foundations.
  3. To increase the number of Black science education faculty members at traditionally White and Historically Black Universities and Colleges who successfully publish scholarly writings about science education research on science teaching and learning.
Principal Investigator:

Eileen Parsons

Funding Dates:

9/15/2008 - 8/31/2010

Funding Source(s):

University of Georgia - Prime National Science Foundation