External Funding

  • Choose Ohio First – Pathways to Careers in Digital and Quantitative Skills (COF-Pathways). $71,428.57 for May 2024 – June 2029 from the Ohio Department of Higher Education. PI: Jessica Sparks. Co-PIs: Kumar Singh, Jennifer Blue, Jeffrey Wanko, and James Walden.
  • Choose Ohio First – Biotechnology, Bioscience, and Assistive Technology (COF-BBA). $595,000 for July 2023 – June 2028 from the Ohio Department of Higher Education. PIs: Jessica Sparks and Keith Hohn. Co-PIs: Kumar Singh and Jennifer Blue.
  • Choose Ohio First – Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) in STEM. $912,000 for July 2022 – June 2027 from the Ohio Department of Higher Education. PI: Amit Shukla (through June 2022) / Fazeel Khan (starting July 2022) Co-PIs: Jennifer Blue, Kumar Singh.
  • Miami University Robert Noyce Scholars Program. $1,172,821 for May 2017-April 2024 from the National Science Foundation. PIs: Nazan Bautista, Tammy Schwartz, Jeffrey Wanko, Ellen Yezierski, and Jennifer Blue.
  • $367,563 for September 2015 – August 2021 from the National Science Foundation. PIs: Amy Summerville, Jennifer Blue, and Brian Kirkmeyer.
  • Broadening Participation in STEM Fields through a Pre-College Bridge Program, ($567,686.00), for August 2016-July 2019 from the National Science Foundation. PI: Thomas Crist with Michael Crowder, Jennifer Blue, Amanda Diekman, Joyce Fernandes, Dominik Konkolewicz, Richard Page, and Rodney Northcutt.
  • Writing and Inquiry Stories to Explore Science II (WISE Science II). $96,558 for January 2017 – May 2018 from the ITQ program of the OH Department of Higher Education. PIs: Susan Hershberger, Jennifer Blue and Tammy Schwartz.
  • Writing and Inquiry Stories to Explore Science (WISE Science). $93,242 for June 2016-May 2017 from the Improving Teacher Quality program of the Ohio Board of Education. PIs: Susan Hershberger, Jennifer Blue, and Tammy Schwartz.
  • Capacity Building for Miami University Robert Noyce Scholars. $74,956 for July 2015-June 2016, funded by the National Science Foundation. PIs: Nazan Bautista, Jeffrey Wanko, Tammy Schwartz, Jennifer Blue, and Ellen Yezierski.                                  
  • The High School STEM Teacher Synergistic Institute, $15,660 subcontract for January 2011-December 2013, with a no-cost extension through December 2014. The grant was $845,975, funded by the Division of Undergraduate Education of the National Science Foundation. The Principal Investigators are George Sehi and Thomas Singer, Sinclair Community College; Daniel Hall, Miami University – Hamilton; Thomas Isaacs, Warren County Educational Services Center; and Melinda McCarty-Stewart, Mason High School.
  • Science Content, Communication, and Argument. $159,765 for July 2013-August 2014, funded by the Ohio Department of Education. Principal Investigators are Susan Hershberger and Jennifer Blue.
  • Scaffolding Physical Science Inquiry through Reflective Writing, $120,488 for January 2012-May 2013, funded by the Improving Teacher Quality program of the Ohio Board of Regents. The Principal Investigators are Susan Hershberger, Jennifer Blue, Paula Saine, and Valerie Ubbes.
  • Ohio Science Institutes, Grades 3-6, $626,593 funded by the Ohio Department of Education for July 2008 – June 2009 (with Terry McCollum, Miami University Department of Teacher Education, and John Rowe, Cincinnati Public Schools).
  • Southwest Ohio Physics and Inquiry Professional Development, $23,148 funded by the Ohio Department of Education for March – June 2008 (with Terry McCollum, Miami University Department of Teacher Education, and John Rowe, Cincinnati Public Schools).
  • Ohio Science Institutes, Grades 3-6, $683,059 funded by the Ohio Department of Education in for July 2007 –June 2008 (with Terry McCollum, Miami University Department of Teacher Education, and Kevin Stinson, Cincinnati Public Schools).
  • Ohio Science Institutes, Grades 3-6, $483,008 funded by the Ohio Department of Education for February 2006 – June 2007 (with Terry McCollum, Miami University Department of Teacher Education, and Kevin Stinson, Cincinnati Public Schools).