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by Christina Gray, Media Relations Specialist

LANGSTON, Okla. – Langston University School of Education & Behavioral Sciences has received a $3,000 grant from the NASA Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NASA Oklahoma EPSCoR) and a $9,000 grant from the Oklahoma Teacher Connection.

The NASA Oklahoma EPSCoR grant provides funding for a travel grant to develop STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) education in collaboration with the NASA Ames Research Center. The goal is to gain hands-on knowledge of Astrobiology. Langston University School of Education and Behavioral Sciences pre-service teachers will partner with AMES Research Center scientists to implement a space science curriculum.

“I will have the opportunity to travel with two STEM majors to AMES Research Center,” said Randy Hunt, Ph. D., Professor of the School of Education & Behavioral Sciences.

“The research information gained from the NASA Ames Pre-Service teacher trip will be used to develop space science lesson plans and curriculum for classroom teachers. The students will present their field trip information to the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences and School of Arts and Sciences to faculty and students once returned.”

“Oklahoma Teacher Connection Grant will directly impact the Langston University’s Tulsa campus,” said Ruth R. Jackson, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences. “Oklahoma Teacher Connection partners with Langston University to reduce obstacles for paraprofessionals’ education and provided advancement into teaching in the Tulsa Public Schools.”

The program will provide current paraprofessionals and teachers’ assistants in Tulsa Public Schools with year-long small group seminars and individualized tutoring sessions embedded in college preparation experiences focused on academic policies, advising, financial planning, test-taking skills, time management, technological skills, and the Oklahoma Career Development Program for Paraprofessionals to promote recruitment and placement of minority populations in the teaching profession.

Grants were awarded to the following individuals:
Project Director: Randy Hunt, Ph. D.; The School of Education & Behavioral Sciences
Project Director: Lisa Weis, Ph. D.; The School of Education & Behavioral Sciences

Langston offers more than 38 degree programs, including 5 masters degrees and one doctoral program. Langston University is located 12 miles east of Guthrie, Oklahoma. For more information on the School of Education & Behavioral Sciences at Langston University, visit https://langston.edu/academics/school/education-and-behavioral-sciences/.