Dr. Shittu awarded NSF EAGER grant

September 11, 2017

Dr. Ekundayo Shittu is a principal investigator on a two-year, $300,000, National Science Foundation EAGER grant titled “Collaborative Research: Broadening participation and strengthening capacity in interdisciplinary engineering model development.” Through this grant, Dr. Shittu will work with his collaborator at North Carolina A&T State University to create a proof-of-concept that evaluates different adaptive learning formalisms to identify effective strategies to aid students’ capabilities to develop and apply mathematical models for problem solving in engineering. The role of anticipatory cognition is to influence students’ reasoning about the problem content prior to the development and application of the mathematics-based approach. This project will enhance our understanding of how thinking and narrative identity evolve over time and how the process of coaching scholars of color in a supportive academic context might strengthen the value proposition of entering the professoriate.  GW’s share of the award is $199,906.