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$1.5 million Award for Dual Language STEM Project

Focus on Increasing Math, Science Achievement Among Latino Students

Sept. 13, 2013

Mark Ellis, associate professor of secondary education, will direct the NSF project with CSUF math and education faculty members.

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Cal State Fullerton has been awarded a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to develop a prototype project to boost achievement and engagement in mathematics and science among middle school students who speak English and Spanish.

The project aims to build on students' linguistic, community and cultural resources to support their learning, said Mark Ellis, associate professor of secondary education, who will direct the project with faculty members Sam Behseta and Armando M. Martinez-Cruz (mathematics) and Natalie Tran (educational leadership). Partners are Anaheim Union High School District, Anaheim City School District, Discovery Science Center and California Association for Bilingual Education.

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