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Meredith Kier
$300K grant supports novel approach to engage diverse students in engineering

Meredith Kier, associate professor of science education, has secured a grant from the NSF for an exploratory research study that will examine how a partnership between engineering undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds and middle-school STEM teachers can engage and inspire students in engineering.

Oracle Writers Retreat
Writers Retreat brings fraternity/sorority researchers to campus

Last week, researchers from across the country gathered at William & Mary for the second annual Oracle Writers Retreat. Sponsored by the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), the retreat was meant to give both professionals and students dedicated time to write and to connect with fellow researchers in the field.

School of Education launches new Bachelor of Arts in Education

Starting this fall, William & Mary undergraduates will have the opportunity to pursue a standalone degree in elementary education, with optional concentrations in ESL/bilingual and special education. The new degree option was created after the 2018 Virginia General Assembly approved legislation aimed at streamlining licensure requirements and combating a statewide teacher shortage.

Holmes AACTE Washington 2019
William & Mary Holmes Scholars Attend AACTE 2019 Washington Week

Three of William & Mary’s Holmes Scholars participated in the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s (AACTE) 2019 Washington Week in Arlington, VA as part of the organization’s Annual Day on the Hill.

Quinn Scholarship
One family’s inspiring gift to support teachers helping children with dyslexia learn to read

The Quinn Scholarship was created by Julie Richardson Agnew ’91, Richard C. Kraemer Term Professor of Business at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, to support School of Education students committed to helping children with dyslexia. Agnew established the scholarship in honor of her son Quinn, who was diagnosed with dyslexia and benefited from learning at the Riverside School.

WAITT Program
Counseling students empower inmates to overcome addiction

Through a partnership between W&M and Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, four students in counseling designed and delivered a 10-week counseling curriculum focused on empowering and motivating women inmates to find a path toward a healthier life.

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