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Sponsored Research Projects

Whether exploring digital game based learning, building activities to enhance teaching practice or developing creativity in engineering using mobile application technology, at the School of Education, Drexel's faculty, staff and research students are collaborating together and exploring knowledge, resources, and tools of the 21st century on these sponsored research (grant) projects.

Developing New Technology to Improve Education

Drexel researchers are developing a new app to help teachers better assess their students' reading skills. Learn more about how Drexel supported the ACE sponsored research project.

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The Untapped Potential of University-Community Cooperative Living 

A Community-led study investigates the landscape of residential displacement and affordable housing options in the rapidly gentrifying federally designated West Philadelphia Promise Zone.

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Improving Educational Outcomes for Children

At Drexel, we are committed to ensuring children in our community receive the highest quality education. Through a sponsored research grant, Drexel students were able to enhance instruction through positive learning environments.

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Preparing Students for the Future

Drexel is developing the technology of tomorrow to support teachers and students in the classroom.

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Developing and Evaluating Assessments of Problem Solving

Drexel researchers are creating new assessments to help math teachers better evaluate student performance. DEAP, a research sponsored program, aims to impact teachers’ instructional decision-making.

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DragonsTeach Engineering Noyce Recruits Engineering Students to Consider Careers in Teaching

Drexel is providing scholarships to engineering students who commit to careers in teaching upon graduation.

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Drexel Dragons at the "Middle" of Meeting the Needs of Philadelphia Schools

Drexel is meeting the need for more high-quality middle school teachers through the innovative DragonsTeach Middle Years program.

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Bringing a Global Perspective to Education

Drexel is developing programs to get teachers to think globally while teaching locally.

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I-Corp English Language Teaching Program

Drexel is researching a new tool to help English Language Learners and individuals with language delays.

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Investigating Engineering Expansive Learning Spaces for Boys of Color

Drexel researchers are examining how inclusive engineering learning spaces can benefit learning among boys of color.

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Mapping for the Future: Helping Kids become "Urban Scientists"

Drexel researchers are teaming up with local science teachers, scientists, and 400 children in grades 4,5, and 6 to learn more about the biodiversity in the Philadelphia Promise Zone.

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MakeSpace: Schoolwide Place-based Access to Creative Engagement

Drexel is working to integrate arts in classroom curriculum at four rural school districts.

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Preparing Mathematics and Science Teachers for Middle School

Drexel is providing scholarships to students in STEM majors who want to teach middle level science or math upon graduation.

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Creative Interdisciplinary Research in Graduate Education

Drexel researchers are looking at how to inject creative thinking and problem solving into graduate education.

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STEM Teacher Education and School Strengthening Activity

Drexel University is helping to expand STEM education in Egypt by developing new curriculum and academic programs at new STEM schools.

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Developing Urban Special Education Leaders of Tomorrow

An innovative program found only at Drexel, trains students to become leaders in improving education for children with disabilities and their families.

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Creating Culturally Sustaining STEM+C Learning Environments

Drexel researchers will create a model learning environment for middle school youth that integrates computational making practices, interdisciplinary STEM learning, and expressive practices from hip-hop.

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