Seven Elon professors are part of a larger effort funded by the Teagle Foundation to study new classroom approaches to the humanities with an emphasis on engaged learning.
In collaboration with colleagues from two other institutions, Assistant Professor Sirena Hargrove-Leak has received a grant of more than $161,000 from the National Science Foundation to research and reform the way science and engineering students learn in laboratory settings.
Megan Squire in the Department of Computing Sciences is the principal investigator for a three-year, $240,028 grant.
The Interfaith Youth Core awarded $5,000 this spring to professors Jeffrey C. Pugh, Geoffrey D. Claussen and Amy L. Allocco to help in the development of an interfaith studies course sequence that might also serve as the precursor to a future minor in interfaith studies.
Assistant Professor Vickie Moore traveled to San Diego in April 2014 to present at the annual meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Austin was also named the 2014 Page Legacy Scholar by the Arthur W. Page Center at Pennsylvania State University.
Faculty and staff are measuring the effects of both international and domestic learning experiences on student learning, student well-being and the way students think from global perspectives.
A childhood literacy initiative at Elon University will add a summer reading camp to its list of programs for boys and girls in the local community who encounter trouble learning to read.
The $2,000 award supports a service-learning course involving sixth graders from Western Alamance Middle School.
Crista Arangala in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics will help create a traveling science center and introduce new methods for students to learn linear algebra.
Laura Taylor, assistant professor of statistics, received a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) award from the Department of Commerce.
The grant will help build a strong, sustainable faculty learning community related to contemplative pedagogy at Elon.