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Ph.D. students Miller and Kelly receive Thesis Research Grants

Brant Miller and Kate Kelly, doctoral students in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, have each been awarded Thesis Research Grant funds by the Graduate School. Grant funds help students cover expenses associated with their thesis research, such as domestic travel, fieldwork, postage, and photocopying.

Miller's research (Gillian Roehrig, adviser) involves looking at the development of science agency in American Indian middle school students as a result of experiencing a culturally relevant science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum.

Kelly's research (Deborah Dillon, adviser) involves documenting the knowledge, beliefs, and teaching practices of preservice, first-, and third-year reading teachers prepared at the same institution working in urban, suburban, and rural schools in Minnesota.

Applications for the next round of domestic and international thesis research grants are due to the Graduate School by March 1, 2010.

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