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A Psychoacoustic Approach to Dysphonic Voice Quality Perception

This project targets the millions who suffer from voice disorders. By developing new methods to measure and quantify voice quality, it stands to transform voice science and clinical treatment of voice disorders and the professional voice.

Quick Facts

  • Sponsored by: National Institutes of Health
  • Principal investigator: Rahul Shrivastav
  • Established: 2007

Advancing Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Quantitative Reasoning

This grant funds research into ways to increase the use of quantitative reasoning in the teaching and learning of mathematics

Quick Facts

  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation
  • Principal investigator: Kevin C. Moore
  • Established: 2014

Analysis, Interpretation, Instruction, Management (AIIM)

This project prepares graduate students to evaluate and plan intervention programs for K-12 students with ASD. Students earn a master's degree in special education upon completion and are eligible to sit for the board certification in applied behavior analysis examination.

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  • Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Education
  • Principal investigator: Kevin M. Ayres
  • Established: 2014

Assessing the Structure of Knowledge in Teaching Mathematics

This study will develop measures of mathematical knowledge for teaching in both novice and experienced elementary teachers to more effectively assess teacher knowledge and its relationship to student learning.

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  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation
  • Principal investigator: Laine P. Bradshaw
  • Established: 2016

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals and Paraprofessionals

This grant seeks to continue and expand efforts at increasing Georgia’s behavioral health workforce by training graduate students in the University of Georgia’s Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program, School Counseling M.Ed. Program, and Community Counseling M.Ed. Program.

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  • Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Principal investigator: Bernadette Davantes Heckman
  • Established: 2017

Collaborative Personnel Preparation in Autism (COPPA) Project

This innovative College of Education graduate program in special education, which has prepared dozens of elementary school teachers to work with children with autism spectrum disorders over the last several years, has received a third grant to continue through 2017.

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  • Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Education
  • Principal investigator: Kara Wunderlich
  • Established: 2013

Conceptualizing Emotion in Political Discussions in Classrooms

Through interview, observation, and video-cued focus group discussions, Dr. Garrett will construct a conceptual framework for accommodating the emotional aspects of facilitating discussions about political issues in classrooms.

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  • Sponsored by: Spencer Foundation
  • Principal investigator: H. Jim Garrett
  • Established: 2017

Department of Defense Education Activity K-8 Gifted Education Program Project

This project will revise the gifted education program guide for grades K-5 and 6-8 for Department of Defense schools, and also create a guide, using free online resources, to help educators take part in professional development.

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  • Sponsored by: Department of Defense
  • Principal investigator: Bonnie Cramond
  • Established: 2016

Diagnostic Inventories of Cognition in Education (DICE)

This project team will develop a freely-available, web-based formative assessment system that will provide teachers with valid, timely, and actionable feedback about middle school students' understanding of probability and chance.

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  • Sponsored by: US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences National Center for Education Research
  • Principal investigator: Laine P. Bradshaw
  • Established: 2017

Effect of Vibration on Muscle Properties, Physical Activity, and Balance in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is the most common developmental disability in children. Therefore, identifying effective treatment strategies that lead to better muscle development and balance and increased physical activity participation is needed.

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  • Sponsored by: National Institutes of Health
  • Principal investigator: Christopher M. Modlesky
  • Established: 2017

Effects of Antecedent and Response Variables on the Persistence of Communication

This study investigates treatment methods for problem behaviors that have a lasting impact.

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  • Sponsored by: National Institutes of Health
  • Principal investigator: Joel Ringdahl
  • Established: 2015

Examining the Processes and Outcomes of Reading Comprehension (EXPO-RC)

The purpose of this study is to better understand the test-taking behavior of 3rd, 5th, and 8th grade students.

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  • Sponsored by: Institute of Education Sciences
  • Principal investigator: Scott Patrick Ardoin
  • Established: 2017

Exploring Racial Microaggression in Science Education

This investment will support a risky, yet potentially transformative venue for theory development relative to reducing racial microaggressions in science education.

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  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation
  • Principal investigator: Mary M. Atwater
  • Established: 2017

Georgia ESOL for Content Area Teachers (GECAT) Project

This grant funds a five-year Title III initiative to provide ESOL professional development to in-service educators working with English learners in north Georgia schools.

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  • Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Education
  • Principal investigator: Linda Harklau
  • Established: 2012

Georgia Kindergarten Entry Profile

This instrument will provide formative assessment information during the first six weeks of kindergarten.

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  • Sponsored by: Pearson Education
  • Principal investigator: Jeff A. Barker
  • Established: 2014

Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (GKIDS) Learning Trajectories

This year-long, performance-based assessment helps teachers assess the level of instructional support needed for students entering kindergarten and first grade.

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  • Principal investigator: Jeff A. Barker
  • Established: 2016

Georgia Sensory Assistance Project (GSAP)

The Georgia Sensory Assistance Project is a grant funded through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, that provides services to children and youth with deaf-blindness from birth through age 21.

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  • Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Education
  • Principal investigator: Cynthia O. Vail
  • Established: 2013

Identity, Development, Risk, and Resilience among Gender Diverse Populations

A better understanding of the identity development of transgender individuals is essential to understand and reduce the health inequities found among this underserved and marginalized population.

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  • Sponsored by: Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. – Columbia University – National Institutes of Health subaward
  • Principal investigator: Anneliese A. Singh
  • Established: 2014

Improving Concussion Reporting Behaviors Across All NCAA Member Institutions

This study is creating intervention methods to help athletes seek assistance after they have suffered a concussion.

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  • Sponsored by: National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • Principal investigator: Julianne D. Schmidt
  • Established: 2016

Improving Teacher Quality Higher Education Program

Teacher quality grant projects are for the professional development of teachers in language arts, mathematics, reading, science and/or social studies. Grants can also address teachers' use of technology, alternative assessment strategies, or innovative teaching strategies, all with the goal to strengthen and deepen teachers' content knowledge in their academic subjects with emphasis on how deepened content knowledge impacts teaching practices and student learning.

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  • Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Education
  • Principal investigator: Kathy F. Thompson

Intermediary Organizations and Education Policy: A Mixed-Methods Study of the Political Contexts of Research Utilization

The rise of large strategic philanthropies has shifted the political dynamics surrounding the production and use of research in education, particularly around market- and accountability-based reforms. Philanthropies fund think tanks, advocacy organizations, and centers to conduct research that will support their reform priorities, particularly charter schools, school vouchers, teacher merit pay, and parent trigger laws.

Quick Facts

  • Sponsored by: William T. Grant Foundation
  • Principal investigator: Elizabeth H. DeBray
  • Established: 2015

Investigating College Access and Choice for Rural Black Students Using an Anti-Deficit Achievement Framework

This study uses an anti-deficit achievement approach and community cultural wealth to study the knowledge, skills, abilities, and social networks of rural Black students and how they use these assets to inform their pathways to higher education.

Quick Facts

  • Sponsored by: National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation
  • Principal investigator: Darris R. Means
  • Established: 2017

Investigating Proportional Relationships from Two Perspectives (InPReP2)

The project, "Investigating Proportional Relationships from Two Perspectives," investigates how future mathematics teachers make connections among multiplication and division, fractions, ratios and proportional relationships, linear functions and statistical samples.

Quick Facts

  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation
  • Principal investigator: Andrew G. Izsak
  • Established: 2014

Learning to Support Productive Collective Argumentation in Secondary Mathematics Classes

This project will provide information about how teachers learn to support collective argumentation and will allow for the development of professional development materials for prospective and practicing teachers that will enhance their support for productive collective argumentation.

Quick Facts

  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation
  • Principal investigator: AnnaMarie Conner
  • Established: 2012

Learning to Teach Elementary Mathematics Revisited

This study will extend our understanding of how beliefs and other contextual factors influence teaching practice over time.

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  • Sponsored by: Spencer Foundation
  • Principal investigator: Denise A. Spangler
  • Established: 2014

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  • Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Principal investigator: Bernadette Davantes Heckman
  • Established: 2014

LISELL-B: Language-Rich Inquiry Science with English Language Learners through Biotechnology

LISELL-B is a National Science Foundation-supported project to implement a large-scale, cross-sectional, and longitudinal study to understand and support the teaching of the language of scientific investigation practices for middle and high school students (grades 6-10) with a special emphasis on English language learners and a focus on biotechnology.

Quick Facts

  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation
  • Principal investigator: Cory A. Buxton
  • Established: 2013

NCAA-DOD Grand Alliance: Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium

This investigation is poised to address the true natural history of clinical recovery of SRC, which has critical implications for improving safety, injury prevention, and medical care in athletes and military personnel.

Quick Facts

  • Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Defense (subcontract from University of Michigan)
  • Principal investigator: Julianne D. Schmidt
  • Established: 2014

Red Clay Writing Project Grant

Through our summer institute, open institutes, writing retreats, and Saturday workshops, we offer teachers a wide and engaging list of professional learning opportunities, many for UGA credit or state PLUs.

Quick Facts

  • Sponsored by: National Writing Project
  • Principal investigator: Stephanie Jones

Research on the Utility of Abstraction as a Guiding Principle for Learning about the Nature of Models in Science Education

This grant will work to enhance how students and teachers can learn about the nature of scientific models.

Quick Facts

  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation
  • Principal investigator: Daniel K. Capps
  • Established: 2017

Responsive Early Education for Diversity (REED)

This teacher preparation project, also known as the Birth Through Five program, received a second grant to continue and expand its work of training educators to work with high-need infants, toddlers, and young children and their families. the grant supports students who commit to provide two to four years of teaching service to programs for young children with disabilities.

Quick Facts

  • Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Education
  • Principal investigator: Cynthia O. Vail
  • Established: 2012

Stimulating Young Scientists to Engage, Motivate and Synthesize (SYSTEMS)

The purpose of this project is to improve the problem-solving skills of third-grade students by engaging them in interactive digital learning environments where they will explore the basic structure, function and integration of the body's organ systems.

Quick Facts

  • Sponsored by: National Institutes of Health
  • Principal investigator: Georgia Wood Hodges
  • Established: 2014

Study of STEM Professional Development Programs

This study investigates four different programs, the depth of knowledge gained by faculty who take part in the programs, and how the programs influence their instruction.

Quick Facts

  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation
  • Principal investigator: Julie A. Luft
  • Established: 2016

SYSTEMS: Stimulating Young Scientists to Engage, Motivate and Synthesize

This project creates a virtual world where students explore how the body's systems work and use problem solving to diagnose complications from diabetes.

Quick Facts

  • Sponsored by: National Institutes of Health
  • Principal investigator: Georgia Wood Hodges
  • Established: 2014

Teach to Learn Partnership

The Teach to Learn Partnership is a University of Georgia College of Education and Clarke County School District teacher induction program funded by the Georgia Governor's Office for Student Achievement Race To the Top Innovation Fund.

Quick Facts

  • Sponsored by: Clarke County School District / Governors Office of Student Achievement
  • Principal investigator: Janna Dresden
  • Established: 2012

The Georgia STEM Accessibility Alliance

This project funds a virtual platform and mentor structure that supports high school and college students with disabilities who are interested in a STEM-related field

Quick Facts

  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation
  • Principal investigator: Noel Gregg
  • Established: 2010

The Physical Activity and Learning Program

This program provides after-school enrichment aimed at improving children's health and stimulating their learning in reading and mathematics.

Quick Facts

  • Sponsored by: Georgia Department of Education – 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • Principal investigator: Phillip D. Tomporowski
  • Established: 2014

The PIPs Project: Serving Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with High-Intensity Needs Through Evidence-Based Preparation of Interdisciplinary Providers

The purpose of this project is to provide interdisciplinary training to graduate-level early childhood special educators (ECSE) and speech-language pathologists (SLP) to support young children with high intensity needs across a variety of settings.

Quick Facts

  • Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Education
  • Principal investigator: Rebecca G. Lieberman-Betz
  • Established: 2017

The Virtual Fitness Buddy Ecosystem: Using Digital Technology to Promote and Sustain Moderate-to-Vigorous Intensity Physical Activity in Children

Childhood obesity is a critical health issues facing children between the ages of 6-10. The Virtual Fitness Buddy Ecosystem is a system of consumer-grade digital devices to help children and parents move together toward a common goal of increasing moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity.

Quick Facts

  • Sponsored by: National Institutes of Health
  • Principal investigator: Sun Joo Ahn, Grady College
  • Established: 2017

Using Collective Argumentation to Develop Teaching Practices Integrating Coding Within the Science and Math Curriculum (Grades 3-5)

This project aims to increase attention to computer science coding in elementary classrooms and the probability that elementary students develop interests in coding and other STEM-focused areas of study.

Quick Facts

  • Sponsored by: National Science Foundation
  • Principal investigator: Timothy Foutz, UGA College of Engineering
  • Established: 2017

¡BIEN! Research

We are a select team of graduate students focused on researching multicultural issues and Latino/a values as it relates to education, teaching, service, and counseling psychology.

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  • Principal investigator: Edward Anthony Delgado-Romero