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Ohio State Physicists awarded $496K grant from NSF

August 10, 2017

Ohio State Physicists awarded $496K grant from NSF

Andrew Heckler

Physics Professor Andrew Heckler and co-PIs Chris Hirata, Alan Kalish, John Pelz and Chris Porter were just awarded a $496,571 NRT-IGE grant from the National Science Foundation.  The project entitled "Enhancing Learning and Retention in Graduate Physics" is one of ten projects funded by the NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program aimed at  discovering innovative approaches in graduate education.  

The overall goal of the Ohio State project is to improve learning, retention, and the student experience for graduate physics students enrolled in the core graduate courses in order to better prepare a diverse population of students for graduate research, obtaining a PhD, and pursuing a productive STEM career. The project is especially aimed at helping students who tend to be somewhat underprepared and/or are from underrepresented groups, such as women or African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students.

For more information:


Project Summary.docx

Congratulations to all on this important award!