Science Education and Evaluation Research Associate
The Broader Impacts Group (BIG) at University of Montana invites applicants for an Education and Evaluation Research Associate. The Research Associate will work with Dr. Beth Covitt and collaborators on multiple grant-funded science education research and program evaluation projects at both the K-12 and higher education levels. The Research Associate will support the effective implementation of projects through data collection, management, analysis, and reporting/dissemination. The associate will also join the larger collaborative work of projects involving design and implementation of education and evaluation research, science learning experiences, and professional development.
Projects that the Research Associate will collaborate on include:
· Investigating how multi-perspective, place- and problem-based science learning experiences can support middle school students from predominantly Indigenous communities in more safely traversing between home cultures and Western science in the NSF-funded project, Precipitating Change with Alaskan and Hawaiian Schools.
· Evaluation of the Montana Space Grant Consortium programs as well as the associated, NASA-funded Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project, which will engage student teams from across the country in NASA-mission-like scientific ballooning activities during the 2023 and 2024 eclipses.