Center for Curriculum Materials in Science

AAAS Project 2061, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, University of Michigan

Early Career Research Affiliate Program (ECRA)

The CCMS collaborative approach allows participants to work with experts in science, technology, education, cognitive science, and other relevant fields of scholarship, and to conduct research in settings that reflect the diversity of backgrounds and abilities found in contemporary U.S. schools. The CCMS research agenda addresses the design and development of curriculum materials that help students meet important learning goals and the role of the teacher in how curriculum materials are used.

To further our collaborations, the Center has established the CCMS Early Career Research Affiliates (ECRA) program. The ECRA’s are a small cadre of early career scholars who work with Center researchers to contribute to the Center’s mission. They are scholars from institutions other than the CCMS partner institutions and have diverse interests and expertise in a scientific or technical discipline, or in areas such as science and mathematics education research, cognitive psychology, learning technology, psychometrics, or curriculum development. ECRA’s are postdoctoral fellows or assistant professors without tenure, or those who have equivalent experience at non-tenure granting institutions. They are appointed through an application process in which they are asked to articulate how their areas of interest and specialty relate to the Center’s research mission and to describe how the affiliation would benefit both the scholar's own research agenda as well as the overarching goals of the Center. Each Early Career Research Associate serves for a 1-year or 2-year appointment.

The ECRA’s for the 2005-2006 academic year are:

Mike Barnett, Assistant Professor of Science Education & Technology at the Lynch School of Education, Urban Sciences Research and Learning Group, Boston College, and Assistant Regional Editor-North America, International Journal of Science Education. See research.

Clarisa Bercovich-Guelman, Postdoctoral Researcher in Physics Education, CRMSE (Center for Research in Mathematics & Science), San Diego State University. See research.

Jennifer Cartier, Assistant Professor of Science Education, Department of Instruction and Learning, University of Pittsburgh.

Barbara Hug, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. See research.

Julie Lambert, Assistant Professor of Science Education, Department of Teacher Education, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. See research.

Cynthia Passmore, Assistant Professor of Science Education, University of California-Davis. See research.

Ann Rivet, Assistant Professor of Science Education, Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, Teachers College, Columbia University. See research.

Luli Stern, Lecturer in Biology Education (Research Associate), Department of Education in Technology and Science, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. See research.

Iris Tabak, Lecturer, Education Department, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. See research.

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