Dr. Youwen Ouyang, in collaboration with Dr. Kathy Hayden of the School of Education, has designed and implemented four NSF projects:
• CI-TEAM Demonstration Project: Cyber-TEAM, OCI #0753422, 2008 – 2010, $249,972
• CI-TEAM Implementation Project: Cyberinfrastructure for Quality Understanding and Engagement for Students and Teachers (CyberQUEST), ACI #1135555, 2012 – 2014, $999,930
• ITEST Strategy Project: investigations for Quality Understanding and Engagement for Students and Teachers (iQUEST), DRL #0833753, 2009-2011, $1,493,541
• Discovery Research K-12 Exploratory Project: Activate Computational Thinking (ACT): DRL #1223076, 2012 – 2015, $449,983
The goals and objectives of these projects are to: a) Promote educational equity in innovative technology experiences for underserved populations through classroom activities aligned with science curriculum, b) Empower science teachers as agents of change to bring sustained innovation in the way technology impacts formal education, and c) 21st Century workforce preparedness for middle school science teachers and students.