College of Education and Human Development to host Education Research Forum

The public is invited to an Education Research Forum sponsored by the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development on Friday, Sept. 29.

The forum will be held 3–4:30 p.m. in the Bodwell Lounge at the Collins Center for the Arts. It will feature presentations on research projects funded by one-time seed grants the college awarded to teams of researchers in 2016. The grants were awarded to projects that emphasized potential for future scholarship and broad collaboration with other faculty at UMaine and beyond, as well as staff and students.

The lineup for the research forum includes:

  • “Correlation of the Optogait System with the Timed Up and Go Test in Senior Citizens,” presented by Christopher Nightingale, assistant professor of athletic training and physical education
  • “Empowering a Community to Address Issues of Poverty and Trauma: Innovative School Reform and Community Engagement,” presented by Ian Mette and Catharine Biddle, assistant professors of educational leadership
  • “Enhancing Positive School Climate with Hazing Prevention: A Pilot Study,” presented by Elizabeth Allan, professor of higher education; Leah Hakkola, assistant professor of higher education; and David Kerschner, doctoral student in higher education
  • “Using Dynamic Diagrams to Model Multiplication and Division: A Descriptive Study of Visual Literacy,” presented by Justin Dimmel, assistant professor of mathematics education and instructional technology; and Eric Pandiscio, associate professor of mathematics education
  • “WRITEscience: Writing within Science on the National Writing Project Model,” presented by Ken Martin, assistant professor of literacy education
  • “Strategies for Enhancing Student Learning in a Simulated Mixed Reality Teaching Experience,” presented by Courtney Angelosante, lecturer in special education; and Jim Artesani, associate professor of special education

For more information, contact Casey Kelly at 581.3751,