UCI assistant professor of education is awarded prestigious NSF CAREER grant

Di Xu, assistant professor of education, has received a prestigious CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation. The five-year award, totaling $655,237, will fund her research into improving distance-learning experiences in community college STEM gateway courses. Xu will collaborate with two large community college systems to document typical online instructional approaches offered, as well as […]

2 assistant professors of education are awarded $70,000 postdoctoral fellowships

Emily Penner and Di Xu, both assistant professors of education, have been selected as 2018 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellows. They were among 30 early-career scholars – out of a pool of 200 – to receive the $70,000 fellowships to help cover salary and research expenses. Penner will study ways in which school districts […]

UCI-created computer game that immerses players in 19th-century Ghana wins award

The UCI-created computer game “Sankofa” has won a bronze medal in the 2018 International Serious Play Awards. It was developed by Magda El Zarki, professor of computer science and director of UCI’s Institute for Virtual Environments & Computer Games; Patricia Seed, professor of history; and Jessica Kernan, industry professional and institute staff member. “Sankofa” teaches […]

UCI School of Education will launch regional K-12 Teacher Academy with $300,000 gift

In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Day on May 8, the School of Education announced a $300,000 gift from SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union to launch a K-12 professional development Teacher Academy that will benefit thousands of Southern California educators and the students they serve. “The Teacher Academy is envisioned as a national model for state-of-the-art […]

Conversation Kitchen workshop's Jessica Vanroo

8 faculty-led projects funded under UCI Confronting Extremism initiative

Areas of focus are science denialism, our common humanity and critical thinking

Teens post online content to appear interesting, popular and attractive, UCI study finds

Careful consideration is given to which photos, activities and links are shared

Finding her way

Visually impaired Ph.D. student has her sights set on becoming a writing instructor

Greg Duncan

UCI wins federal grant to explore link between family income, early brain development

Study expected to be first to show that poverty reduction boosts children’s cognition

Making the CASE for extracurricular education

Pioneering UCI program celebrates 10 years of training and certifying students to administer K-12 after-school care

Demystifying STEM

Doctoral student helps Latina girls see themselves as potential scientists