LSU Shreveport Professors Awarded Board of Regents Grants
April 15, 2011LSU Shreveport professors have been award three Board of Regents Support Fund grants. The grants total more than $98,000.
Dr. Julie Bergeron, principal investigator and assistant professor of education, along with Dr. Stephen Banks, biology, Dr. Linda Easley, education, and Ms. Carol Wade, teacher at Benton High School, were awarded for the proposal entitled: Enhancement of Pre-Service Training for Secondary Science Teachers Using a Dual Enrollment Site. This proposal concentrates on and strengthens statewide initiatives to enhance STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in K-12 schools. The focus of this proposal is twofold: (1) to train highly qualified teachers in the field of science and (2) to prepare high school students to become college graduates able to enter the workforce in the near future. A model classroom will be set up at Benton High School allowing LSUS teaching candidates to work with Benton science teachers.
Dr. Kui Chen, principal investigator and professor of chemistry and physics, along with Drs. Wayne Gustavson and Elahe Mahdavian, chemistry and physics, and Dr. Stephen Banks, biology, were awarded for the proposal entitled: Enhancement of the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Course at LSUS. This proposal seeks to enrich laboratory experiences for students in analytical chemistry and related courses at LSUS. This proposal requests funds to procure new, updated instruments allowing students to effectively use the laboratory time to perform inquiry-driven experiments and to become familiar in using technologically advanced instrumentation.
Dr. Gary Boucher, principal investigator and professor of chemistry and physics, was awarded for the proposal entitled: Enhancing Student Education and Research Capabilities in Applied Physics at LSUS. This proposal will provide state-of-the-art computers to run CAD software enabling students, who design an electronic system, the ability to simulate their design before taking it to the prototype stage. With the proper software such as CAD and Electronic Workbench, they can evaluate the design prior to creating a non-reversible product design mistake.
The LSUS Office of Sponsored Research assisted in the writing and filing of each proposal.