Project E-Ignite is a Jacob K. Javits grant housed in the College of Education and Human Development. The project is looking for a doctoral graduate research assistant for the 2023-2024 academic year.
The grant focuses on:
- Identifying and serving Gifted and Talented students from underserved populations including Black, Latinx, and English Learners, as well as those who are economically disadvantaged and children with disabilities.
- Promoting effective instruction in classrooms in high-poverty schools.
- Increasing teacher understanding of Problem-Based Learning (PBL).
- Increasing student cognitive skills, engagement, and motivation to learn.
- Promoting STEM Education with PBL curriculum.
A GRA on Project ExCEL-Ignite will engage in the following tasks:
- Development and creation of research measures
- Curriculum revision and development
- Preparation of teacher professional development materials
- Analysis of quantitative and qualitative data (student and teacher data)
- Preparation and maintenance of student consent and assent data
- Collaboration with team faculty and staff on school implementation, data collection, analysis, and dissemination tasks
The GRA will learn and improve:
- Qualitative and quantitative research skills on a large-scale federal grant in multiple school districts
- Academic writing and referencing skills
- Interviewing skills
- How to work effectively as part of a collaborative team
How To Apply:
For information about the project or to apply, please send a resume/CV and a letter of interest to Dr. Kimberley Daly, Coordinator, Project E-Ignite at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about the project, you can also email Dr. Daly.
This position is a full-time GRA position (20 hours/week). Optimally, we are looking for a student who has past qualitative or quantitative research experience or has completed EDRS 810.