CHESS faculty members in the School of Education and Counseling received significant grant support for their work during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Anastasia Trekles, clinical associate professor of instructional technology, received grants of $72,438 from the National Science Foundation for her project, “Expanding the Pipeline: Immersive Learning Curriculum Development for High School Cybersecurity Education, and $26,872 from the National Security Agency for her project, “An Innovative Immersive learning pedagogical method development for Cybersecurity Education.”
Mary Jane Eisenhauer, associate professor of early childhood education, received grants of $2,857 from the Kankakee Valley REMC for her project, “Library Sprouts: Growing through Books and Play,” and $1,800 from
the Indiana Campus Compact for “Library Sprouts: Service Engagement and Family Literacy.” David Pratt, associate professor of education, received a $450 grant from the Indiana Campus Compact for “Library Sprouts: Service Engagement and Family Literacy.”
Other grants received in the college included $16,000 by Carolyn Boiarsky, professor of English; $2,000 by Connie
Farrell, visiting instructor of English; and $2,000 by Karen Bishop Morris, associate professor of English. All were involved in the 2018-2019 SEED C3WP Professional Development in a High-Need School program for the Northwest Indiana Writing Project.
Bethany Lee, assistant professor of English, received $60 from the Indiana Campus Compact and Sarah White, clinical assistant professor of English, received $40 from the Indiana Campus Compact for their involvement in SlamCamp 2017.