Volin to receive AERA award for co-led education research project

The American Educational Research Association will present its 2023 Outstanding Conference Submission Award for the project, “Interrogating consequential education research: Exploring social networks connecting communities with a university environmental service-learning program.” Team members on the project from the University of Connecticut include John Volin, now University of Maine executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. Volin was co-principal investigator on the Environment Corps project at UConn.

The award, cited by the Experiential Education and Community Engagement: Scholarship and Practice Special Interest Group, will be presented April 15 at the AERA Annual Meeting in Chicago. The theme of this year’s annual meeting: Interrogating consequential education research in pursuit of truth. The AERA conference draws more than 15,000 scholars annually and is one of the most highly refereed conferences in the field of education.