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National Science Foundation 2- to 5-Year Awards

Edmonds Community College is a growing hub of math and science education and training for our community. An array of programs and activities designed to attract and support students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are offered. Many of these innovative projects were established through funding from the National Science Foundation.

Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAgE)

Awarded amount: $900,000
Principal investigator: Jason Niebler

The SAgE Collaborative project is led by Edmonds Community College in partnership with Skagit Valley College, Seattle Central Community College, and Washington State University. The project goal is to increase the number of sustainable urban and small farm agriculture technician professionals with the education and training to meet current and projected workforce demand for food production and systems infrastructure in the Puget Sound bioregion, Washington, and farther afield. There are four associated project objectives: curriculum development and research integration; business and entrepreneurial skills development; professional development for educators; and project development and improvement.

National Educators Workshop-NEW

Awarded amount: $353,316
Principal investigator: Mel Cossette

The NEW series provides training in the latest developments in materials science and technology while offering strategies for improving teaching techniques. Peer review and publication of NEW experiments and demonstrations have provided the materials education community with current, valuable aids for teaching and research.

Relationships in Science Education-RISE

Start date: October 1, 2011
Awarded amount: $1,000,000
Principal investigator: Deann Leoni

The RISE project will work to increase the number of STEM majors graduating with associate degrees and/or transferring to baccalaureate institutions through personal recruitment at local high schools, transformed curriculum across the natural sciences and mathematics division, rigorous assessment of student learning and success, and the construction of a suite of student services that reduce time to degree, assure high academic achievement and ready students to thrive in their chosen STEM careers. More info.

Washington Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement-MESA

Start date: July 7, 2011
Awarded amount: $55,000
Principal investigator: Rashanah Botley

MESA provides enriching opportunities in mathematics, engineering, and science for underrepresented students using exemplary materials and instructional approaches.

Defining and Assessing the Core Principles for Undergraduate Physiology

Start date: June 1, 2011
Awarded amount: $224,357
Principal investigator: Jenny McFarland

This project will create a catalog of component ideas associated with four of fifteen identified core principles in introductory physiology. In addition, a valid and reliable conceptual assessment for physiology (CAP) instrument will be created and made available and accessible to faculty teaching undergraduate physiology across the U.S.

Edmonds Community College STEM Scholarships-EdSTEM$

Start date: June 1, 2011
Awarded amount: $592,240
Principal investigator: Deann Leoni

EdSTEM$ supports 45 low income, disadvantaged, but educationally talented students with $5,000 scholarships each year for the duration of their education at Edmonds CC. A suite of support services are provided for students in a variety of STEM disciplines. More info.

Meeting the Challenges of Energy Management
in a Carbon Constrained World

Start date: August 1, 2010
Awarded amount: $628,253
Principal investigator: Allison Pugh

Working with various 2- and 4-year partners, developed curriculum and standards for training Energy Management professionals with the education and skills necessary to meet current and projected workforce demands.

T.E.A.M.: Technician Education in Additive Manufacturing

Start date: August 1, 2010
Awarded amount: $641,100
Principal investigator: Frank Cox

New Additive Manufacturing (AM) core competencies and curriculum will be developed based on newly developed Global AM Standards. The project is strategically designed to accelerate skills development for AM technician education by decreasing the time-lag between Global AM Standards development , their translation in to core competencies, active integration into curriculum and their delivery in the classroom.

National Resource Center for Materials Technology Education-MatEd

Start date: September 1, 2009
Awarded amount: $1,107,064
Principal investigator: Mel Cossette

The Center partnered with RapidTech at Saddleback College to develop curriculum for additive manufacturing technician education in order to train workers with up-to-date skills in emerging manufacturing industry methods.

Certificates in Advanced Manufacturing-CAM

Start date: July 15, 2006
Awarded amount: $810,000
Principal investigator: Frank Cox

Edmonds CC and partner colleges created specialized CAM developed using multi-media instruction tools integrated with John Bransford’s advanced theories of cognition and learning. Students will have the opportunity to experience reality over perception and a multi-dimensional learning environment. Training workshops on this innovative curriculum and adaptable delivery methods will be offered at locations throughout the United States.

Proven Practices for Recruiting Women to STEM Careers in ATE Programs

Start date: September 1, 2005
Awarded amount: $499,784
Principal investigator: Mel Cossette

The college, in collaboration with ATE Centers and projects, researched, assessed, identified, compiled, and disseminated effective strategies used in program design to increase the recruitment of women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and careers.

National Resource Center for Materials Technology Education

Start date: July 1, 2005
Awarded amount: $1,499,994
Principal investigator: Mel Cossette

The Center focuses on enhanced education for manufacturing and engineering technicians who handle materials in the wide range of structural and electronics manufacturing. A clearinghouse of teaching materials was developed, and mentoring support for instructors was provided.

SPRITE Project

Start date: September 1, 2004
Awarded amount: $698,723
Principal investigator: Jerry Rosenberg

Edmonds CC collaborated with UW Bothell and the Edmonds School District to attract underrepresented students to STEM. Students were taught math and physics by building computer animated scenes and games that incorporated art, music, and communication.

Planning Grant for a National Resource Center
for Materials Technology Education

Start date: April 1, 2004
Awarded amount: $72,480
Principal investigator: Thomas Stoebe

This project developed a curriculum clearinghouse for a broad range of materials as they apply to manufacturing and engineering technology and provided instructors with professional development and support.

Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic Scholarships-TEAMS Project

Start date: September 1, 2002
Awarded amount: $307,000
Principal investigator: Deann Leoni

Provided scholarships to low-income students in computer science, computer information systems, engineering, and mathematics. Each student received individualized support, peer mentoring, and opportunities to interact with local employers.

Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholarships-CSEMS

Start date: September 1, 2001
Awarded amount: $135,000
Principal investigator: Deann Leoni

Twenty scholarships were provided to low-income students pursuing associate degrees in computer science, computer information systems, engineering, or mathematics.

Mathematics Across the Curriculum Project-MAC

Start date: April 1, 2001
Awarded amount: $129,404
Principal investigator: Deann Leoni

MAC integrated mathematics into curricula not typically associated with mathematics. The project assisted faculty across the disciplines to create, evaluate, and modify projects that incorporate mathematics.

Enhancement of Materials Technology for Manufacturing-EMTECH

Start date: August 1, 2000
Awarded amount: $1,050,000
Principal investigator: John Rusin

Established a curriculum and training center to meet the materials training and curriculum requirements of high school and community college technology instructors. The project built a clearinghouse to provide instructors nationally with resources to help students make better design and manufacturing process choices.

ChemCore: An Interdisciplinary Approach
to Real-World Laboratory Chemistry

Start date: August 1, 1996
Awarded amount: $440,137
Principal investigator: Mary O'Brien

The college implemented a curriculum development/pilot project to replace traditional laboratory curricula and exercises.  A new laboratory setting simulating all aspects of a commercial laboratory performing chemical analyses, and demonstrations and instruction by industry professionals were introduced.