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Projects

NISER works with institutions across the country to provide high quality STEM program evaluation. We serve projects funded through several major federal agencies, as well as private foundations and non-profits. *indicates a specific focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion

Current Projects Lead Institution Funding Agency Dates
Oak Ridge Institute Workforce Development Project University of Tennessee U.S. Dept. of Energy 10/2020-9/2025
Collaborative Research: PPoSS: Planning: Performance Scalability, Trust, and Reproducibility: A Community Roadmap to Robust Science in High-throughput Applications University of Tennessee NSF 10/2020-9/2021
*Expanding Pathways from High School into the Biotechnology

 

Harford Community College NSF 10/2020-9/2023
*Shaping Experiential Research for Veteran Education (SERVE) University of Tennessee Office of Naval Research
*Growing Access in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES) University of Tennessee One UT Collaboration and Innovation Grants 8/2020-8/2022
*Imagining Possibilities in Postsecondary education and STEMM in Rural Appalachia University of Tennessee NIH 8/2020-7/2025
*APLU NSF INCLUDES: A Collective Impact Approach to Broadening Participation in the STEM Professoriate:  IChange Self-Assessment Assoc. of Public Land Grant Universities NSF 8/2019-7/2022
*Virginia Tech HHMI Inclusive Excellence Project Virginia Tech HHMI 12/2019-8/2022
*CS for Appalachia: A Research-Practice Partnership for Integrating Computer Science into East Tennessee Schools University of Tennessee NSF 10/2019-9/2021
NSF-Simons Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology Georgia Tech NSF 3/2019-6/2023
REU Site: Advanced Chemistries for Energy and Sensing Applications at the University of Tennessee University of Tennessee NSF 5/2018-4/2022
ADVANCE Adaptation – ASCEND: Adaptations for a Sustainable Climate of Excellence and Diversity University of Tennessee NSF 9/2018-8/2021
*NRT-HDR: A team-based training paradigm integrating informatics and ecology Northern Arizona Univ. NSF 9/2018-8/2023
*VolsTeach for Appalachia: Strengthening the STEM Teacher Pathway from Community College to a Four-Year University University of Tennessee NSF 8/2018-7/2023
*REALising Inclusive Science Excellence Radford Univ. HHMI 9/2017-8/2022
*Broadening Participation Research Project: Investigating the Integration of Mathematics into Biology by Reciprocal Course Content Exchange Fisk Univ. NSF 7/2017-6/2020
*ASPIRE: Appalachian Students Promoting the Integration of Research in Education University of Tennessee NSF 9/2016-8/2021
*Multicultural Scholar Program (MSP) UTIA USDA 6/2016-5/2021
Past Projects Lead Institution Funding Agency Dates
*Cancer Learning in my Backyard (CLIMB) UT Health Science Institute Pyramid Peak Foundation 5/2019-4/2021
*PIPES: Possibilities in Postsecondary Education & Science University of Tennessee NIH 6/2017-2/2020
*Harvard Univ. MRSEC REU/STEAMeD Harvard NSF 8/2017-7/2018
*Program for Excellence and Equity in Research University of Tennessee NIH 6/2017-5/2018
Biology Undergraduate Mathematics Anxiety and Attitudes Program (BioMAAP) Radford Univ. NSF 9/2016-8/2019
Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) Univ. of Pittsburgh NSF 9/2016-8/2019
*INCLUDES Conference on Multi-scale Evaluation in STEM Education University of Tennessee NSF 9/2016-8/2018
REU Site: Advanced Materials for Energy and Sensing Applications University of Tennessee NSF 6/2016-5/2019
International Conference on HRFS, HPS, and Hantavirus University of Tennessee NIH 3/2016-2/2017
Math: EAGER: Assessing Impacts on Student Learning in Mathematics from Inclusion of Biological, Real-World Examples University of Tennessee NSF 9/2015-8/2018
Blackwell-Tapia Conference University of Tennessee Sloan Foundation 10/2015-3/2017
*NIMBioS: National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis University of Tennessee NSF 7/2008-3/2021