2016 Recipients

Syracuse Latin School, PI: Kelly Manard – $4,398.96
Robotics Program

The Syracuse Latin school is working to expose students at an early age to the engineering and design process through its robotics program. To encourage students to continue into a STEM related career in the future, students will examine the various careers associated with the design, construction, and programming of robots in the 21st century and beyond. The Syracuse Latin School is part of the Syracuse City School District.

SUNY Oswego Extended Learning, PI: Tammy Anderson- $4,938.40
Engaging Creative Minds – Robotics Courses

The purpose of this project is to add youth robotics courses to a set of fun and creative academic offerings that were piloted in the summer of 2015. Engaging Creative Minds offers a model for engaging students (grades 2-16) in voluntary, creative, project-based learning experiences.

Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School, PI: Omer Zengin – $3,500
Robotics Team Atoms

Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School, through its robotics program, offers students opportunities to learn the necessary skills and knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to empower them and prepare them for college, career, and citizenship.

Syracuse University, PI: Zaline Roy-Campbell – $6,108
The Use of Translanguaging with Adolescent English Language Learners in a Sheltered Science Classroom

This research will examine the use of translanguaging (students’ use of their home language to assist them in learning academic content in English) in a Syracuse high school sheltered science classroom. It will investigate how a teacher of English language learners (ELLs), who is co-teaching with a science teacher in a Living Environment class, facilitates translanguaging in the classroom.

University at Buffalo, PI: Dr. Janina Brutt-Griffler – $8,974
Best Practices in the Dual Language Curriculum among bilingual and ELLs in Grade 6

The purpose of this research is to uncover effective teaching methodologies around bilingual ELA/NLA instruction in 6th grade which can be empirically linked to student learning outcomes. Researchers will examine an innovative, teacher implemented 50/50 program at Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy, and urban school with one of the largest Hispanic ELL population in Buffalo, NY.