Graduate students Simmons and Martel receive awards
Two Ph.D. students received graduate student awards as part of Curriculum and Instruction's Graduate Student Research Day on April 9th. Annette Simmons, PhD student in Social Studies Education, received the Research Award for Excellence in Scholarship on Diversity. Her research examines how a group of Hmong immigrant adolescents conceptualize their citizenship in the United States. This award is meant to enhance academic understanding of diversity issues, particularly among historically underserved populations. Jason Martel received the Graduate Supervisor Award, which recognizes excellence in supervision among graduate supervisors who develop a positive rapport with supervisees to support their developing skills as teachers and tutors. Jason leads students to reflect on their own performance with high standards of professionalism.