May 2016 Newsletter
New NSF Grant to Increase Graduation Rates in Physics
Di Xu and Laura Tucker

Assistant Professor Di Xu (left) and Laura Tucker (Physics & Astronomy lecturer (right) have been awarded a $1,000,000 grant to research the best ways to support low-income students in physics. Read more.

Presents at Institute for Research on Poverty Conference
George Farkas

Professor George Farkas presented at the Institute for Research on Poverty's 2016 Conference at the University of Wisconsin. The conference explored promising practices during the early years of life. Dr. Farkas' presentation was titled "K-8 Programs to Reduce the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty." PowerPoint

Nestor Tulagan Awarded 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Nestor Tulagan

Ph.D. student Nestor Tulagan has been awarded a 2016 NSF GRFP Fellowship to continue his study of the role of parent involvement strategies in math outcomes of African-American students. Read more.

Six Ph.D. Students Awarded NSF GRFP Honorable Mention
NSF Honorable Mention

Ph.D. in Education students Robert Kalinowski, Connie Kang, Jenell Krishnan, David Liu, Peter McPartlan, and Jessica Oviatt receive Honorable Mention in the 2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program competition. Read more.

Michael Leo Receives Ford Foundation Fellowship 
Michael Leo

Ph.D. student Michael Leo has received a 2016 Ford Foundation Predissertation Fellowship to pursue his study of the role of siblings in the development of STEM motivation and academic achievement. Read more.

Gabriela Gomez Selected 2016 CABE Awardee
Gabriela Gomez

Credential student Gabriela Gomez has received the 2016 Carlos Pinochet Award from the California Association of Bilingual Education (CABE). This is the 5th year that a UCI Multiple Subject Candidate has received the CABE award. Read more

SoE Alumni/Educators Event Attracts +230
2016 Alumni Event

Over 230 SoE alumni and credential candidates attended SoE's 2016 Alumni Event & Job Fair. Participants attended workshops and networked with fellow educators and potential employers during the morning event. Read more.

Crystal Cove Photography Challenge Winners Announced
Simon Kim 1st Prize

Education Sciences Major Simon Sung-Soo Kim has captured first place in the Crystal Cover Photography Challenge (photograph at left). Atley Tanahara was awarded second place. Read more | Photographs/Narratives

School Hosts Reception for St. Margaret's Student Artists
St. Margaret Art Reception

SoE hosted a reception for students artists from St. Margaret's Episcopal School who had loaned their art work for display in the School's art galleries. Pictured left: "Wild Things" by 2nd grade students in Mary Mayer-Grubb's art class. Read more.


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