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Two Eberly researchers receive 2023 Teaching Transformation and Innovation Grants from Schreyer Institute

7 December 2023

Two faculty members from the Eberly College of Science have been selected to receive Teaching Transformation and Innovation Grants from the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence. The grants allow the awardee to experiment, test or implement a teaching innovation that addresses an important instructional concern. 

This year's recipients in the college are:

  • Russ deForest, assistant teaching professor, Department of Mathematics, “Peer Support and Student Self-efficacy in a First Year Calculus Course.”
  • Linlin Jensen, associate teaching professor, Department of Chemistry, “H5P Interactive Videos for Math for PChem Foundation Module.”  

Additional recipients this year are:

  • Susana García Prudencio, Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, College of the Liberal Arts, “Spanish Language Online Learning in the Age of the Generative AI Tools.” 
  • Victoria Kellogg, assistant teaching professor of nursing, Penn State Altoona, “Incorporating Virtual Reality Simulation into Nursing Education.”   
  • Kirsty Lloyd, assistant teaching professor, Department of Plant Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, “Opening Awareness to Ways of Knowing, Intelligence, and Connectedness in the Curriculum.”  
  • Ashley Russell, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, Penn State Behrend, “Enhancing Science and Engineering Classroom Presentations: Exploring iPad-Based Teaching Strategies for Engaged Learning.” 
  • Michael Tews, associate professor, Department of Hospitality Management, College of Health and Human Development, “Lego Learning Initiative for Hospitality Management Education.” 

Faculty of any rank or appointment and staff who teach Penn State students are invited to apply to the Schreyer Institute’s grant programs. More information, including award criteria, timelines and fundable items, can be found here

The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence is part of Penn State Undergraduate Education, the academic administrative unit that provides leadership and coordination for University-wide programs in support of undergraduate teaching and learning at Penn State.