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Earth Institute Research Projects

Learning through Ecology and Environmental Fields Studies (LEEFS)

Lead PI: Mr. Robert Newton , Shahid Naeem , Nancy Degnan

Unit Affiliation: The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES)

June 2008 - November 2014
Inactive
Global ; New York City, NY
Project Type: Outreach Fellowship

DESCRIPTION: This fellowship program connects teachers and students from New York City Title I and Title III middle and high schools with advanced doctoral students from Columbia's science departments. Doctoral students gain a deeper understanding of effectively communicating their research to non-science audiences, simultaneously engaging in core curriculum enhancement, and working closely with teachers to advance student achievement in science and mathematics.

OUTCOMES: The selection and training of the graduate fellows; a workshop series at which graduate students share their field and classroom experiences; collaboration and integration with the Columbia Summer Research Program; a regular post-project assessment at each school and an annual external evaluation; the eventual permanent implementation of the practices and partnerships evolving during the project; and a publishable study of the program process and results.

SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$3,099,937

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES)

WEBSITE:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=0742450&HistoricalAwards=false

KEYWORDS

stem science communication education food ecology and nutrition