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Dr. Barnett's Training Documents

G. Michael Barnett, Ph.D., brought his extensive grant-conceptualization and -writing expertise to CCC on Aug. 23 for a two-part grants training session.

Dr. G. Michael BarnettDr. Barnett is a professor of Science Education and Technology at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. He specializes in "using innovative research projects to pique and sustain interest in science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) among college undergraduates and students attending urban high schools," according to the Boston College website. Over the past decade, he has played a central role in obtaining nearly $10 million in external funding, primarily from the National Science Foundation (NSF), to support programs that deliver STEM subjects and research skills to STEM and non-STEM undergrads, teachers and high school students. Dr. Barnett's grant programs allow him to research and explore new ways to engage students in science education and to attract high school and first-generation college students to STEM studies.  He has published numerous peer-reviewed studies and books, and among many accolades was named the Massachusetts Professor of the Year in 2012 by the CASE/Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He will be advising and assisting CCC in its pursuit of major science-program grants. Below are links to the documents he shared during the Aug. 23 training.