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Higher Education

Higher Education


Our current and recent projects and partners in higher education include:
Grambling State University

We are working with Grambling State University of the evaluation of their MARC U*STAR program, which provides support for undergraduate students who are members of minority groups who are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences so these students can improve their preparation for graduate training in biomedical research. We have also evaluated prior MARC U*STAR and RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement) programs at Grambling. These programs are funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy

We cooperate with the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy at Penn State University on data analysis for adult basic and literacy education programs for the Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education in the Division of Adult Education of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. We have also worked with the Institute on a project to identify work-based foundation skills for employees, basic skills certificate development, an evaluation of family learning centers operated by the Literacy Volunteers of America with funding from Verizon, an evaluation of the Queens Borough (New York) Public Library's video teleconferencing program, and an evaluation of Pennsylvania's statewide Educational Quality for Family Literacy Initiative.

Temple University

We are working with Temple University on the evaluation of their Coaching for Early Language and Literacy – Enhanced (ExCELL-E) project, which is designed to help PreK, K and 1st grade teachers employ high-quality teaching strategies that result in improved child language and literacy outcomes. ExCELL-E is one of the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) projects nationwide funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
 
East Stroudsburg University

We are working with East Stroudsburg University (ESU) on the evaluation of their Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Clear Path program, which is designed to ensure timely baccalaureate degree completion among students transferring to ESU from community colleges in high demand STEM disciplines. This project is funded by the National Science Foundation.

Morgan State University

We have worked with Morgan State University on evaluations of their MARC U*STAR program, as well as evaluations of their RCMI (Research Centers Minority in Institutions) program and MBRS SCORE (Minority Biomedical Research Support – Support of Continued Research Excellence) program. These programs are funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Clemson University

We have worked with Clemson University on a study of food consumption and nutrition among Hispanic immigrants to the U.S., and an evaluation of a healthy lifestyle education program for undergraduate students.

Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy

We have worked with the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy at Penn State on a study of financial needs and socio-demographic, family, and financial characteristics of rural and urban Pennsylvania post-secondary students; and on several analyses using Pennsylvania's statewide family literacy database, including studies of family participation and literacy gains.
 
Penn State College of Nursing

We have done statistical analyses for research projects with faculty in the Penn State College of Nursing on elders, health care professionals, and HIV/AIDS populations.
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