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SEED Grant Awards

2021-2​2 SEED Grant Awardees

John Chen 

John Chen (PI)

Professor
Mechanical Engineering
California Polytechnic State University ​San Luis Obispo

Hocheol Yang 

Hocheol Yang (Co-PI)

Graphic Communication
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

SEED Grant Funded Project: Turning Evidence-based Learning Competencies into Habits to Help Students Thrive

“The goal of our project is to transform a smartphone app from a research tool that we have developed over the past six years into a student-support tool that helps engineering students succeed, or even to thrive. By thrive, we mean that students are doing well academically and feeling good about themselves. We aim to do this by using the app to give students feedback on their study habits and patterns, and to help them adopt research-proven practices that lead to new competencies that are foundational to thriving."


Dr. Tammie Visintainer 

Dr. Tammie Visintainer( PI)

Assistant Professor
Science Education |Teacher Education San José State University

SEED Grant Funded Project: Transforming Science Teaching and Learning in School: Empowering Teachers and Students as Justice-Centered Science Action Researchers and Change Agents

“My larger goal is to transform science teaching and learning in K-12 schools through the promotion of community-engaged justice-centered science experiences. This grant provides the opportunity to collect pilot data, a necessary first step, in order to ground the larger initiative in teacher and student needs, interests, and community priorities”.


Munjy, Huda 

Munjy, Huda ( PI)

Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
California State University, Fullerton

Mishra, Phoolendra 

Mishra, Phoolendra (Co-PI)

Department Chair & Associate Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering
California State University, Fullerton

Kenneth John Faller 

Kenneth John Faller (Co-PI)

Associate Professor
Undergraduate and Graduate Advisor
Computer Engineering Program
California State University, Fullerton

Yu Bai 

Yu Bai (Co-PI)

Assistant Professor
Computer Engineering Program
California State University, Fullerton

SEED Grant Funded Project: Improving STEM Teaching through Active-learning Tools that promote Inquiry-based Comprehension in Statics (iSTATICS)

“The goal of our research study is to decrease the historically high failure rates in fundamental engineering courses through the integration of Active Learning Pedagogies in the classroom. We will focus on integrating Team Based Learning and Virtual Reality with Artificial Intelligence Embedded Assessment in Statics, an introductory course in the Civil Engineering curriculum”.



2020-2​1 SEED Grant Awardees

Drs. Jim Kuo (PI)
John Bachman
Pearl Chen
Campus: Cal State LA

SEED project Funded: Using Asset-based Participatory Design Thinking to Develop Culturally-Relevant STEM Video Modules to Promote Intrinsic Motivation

Drs. Kim Elce (PI)
Julie Fogarty
Ravin Pan
Jenna Porter
Campus: Sacramento State

SEED project Funded: Supporting STEM Teacher Identity Development as a Key Strategy for Strengthening the Pipeline of Diverse STEM Educators

Drs. Lynne Slivovsky (PI)
Lauren Cooper
Jane Lehr
Campus: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

SEED project Funded: Supporting STEM Teacher Identity Development as a Key Strategy for Strengthening the Pipeline of Diverse STEM Educators