Discovery Success Stories

  • Dr. Joanne Caniglia

    Dr. Joanne Caniglia

    “The Center has provided our grant program officers with reports that are carefully assembled not only ensuring compliance, but also to give the most accurate information to the leadership team.  From personal observation of the project to the final analysis of data, the Center gives national, state, and regional reports that provide readers with a clear understanding of the project.”

    Dr. Joanne Caniglia, Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies, Kent State University

  • Dr. Joseph Gardella

    Dr. Joseph Gardella

    "The Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership (ISEP) with Buffalo Public Schools is an NSF Math Science Partnership and most recently, one of 27 STEM Ecosystems recognized nationally by the STEM Funders Network. ISEP has worked with leadership and staff of the Discovery Center since 2011.Our work with the Center allows us to provide cutting edge data and analysis to publish, to inform our regional and national leadership, and to provide us with the best constructive and data-driven evaluations that we could hope for. Their direct and regular engagement on every level of the ISEP program planning is a key resource and truly unique."

    Dr. Joseph Gardella, SUNY Distinguished Professor and John and Frances Larkin Professor of Chemistry, University at Buffalo - SUNY

  • Dr. Steven Howe

    Dr. Steven Howe

    “The University of Cincinnati’s NSF-funded ADVANCE grant has been supported from its inception by an excellent team of Discovery Center staff, who served as our external evaluation team. They brought to this work outstanding technical skills, both qualitative and quantitative, as well as extensive previous experience with ADVANCE grants, which proved incredibly useful to us both as our project was getting started and over its course.”

    Dr. Steven Howe, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Cincinnati

  • Dr. Eaton Lattman

    Dr. Eaton Lattman

    “[The Discovery Center] has helped the NSF BioXFEL Science and Technology Center stay focused and committed to our strategic objectives.  The ability to gather data from our constituents in a professional, analytical manner with the Center’s help has been invaluable.” 

    Dr. Eaton Lattman, BioXFEL Center & Department Structural Biology, University at Buffalo, Hauptman-Woodward Institute, SUNY Principal Research Scientist, and Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Emeritus

  • Diana Lowe

    Diana Lowe

    “I am very passionate about supporting iDiscovery professional learning experiences here in Ohio. I have been involved in facilitating these classes since the inception of the program. Primary teachers need professional development focusing specifically on K-2 math. I have observed that primary teachers will embrace student led, problem based mathematics if they are just given the opportunity to learn best practices and if they are given the support needed to implement these practices in their classrooms. To me, these areas of support are the real power behind iDiscovery classes.”

    Diana Lowe, 35-year, Retired K-2 Ohio Educator, 14-year iDiscovery Supporter and Facilitator

  • Dr. Cricket Meehan

    Dr. Cricket Meehan

    “Kristen Morio and her Discovery Center colleagues have been outstanding evaluation partners throughout Ohio's Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience Education) initiative. Kristen and her team have supported our multiple partners (including the Ohio Department of Education, MU's Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs, and our three partnering Educational Service Centers in Cuyahoga, Warren, and Wood counties) in navigating the complex and multiple layers of federal, state, and local process and outcome measurement and reporting, which allows our team to focus on bringing much-needed mental health and behavioral health services to our youth in Ohio's schools.”

    Dr. Cricket Meehan, Director of Miami University's Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs

  • Dr. Ellen Yezierski

    Dr. Ellen Yezierski

    “The Center conducts the external evaluation for our NSF DRK-12 project to improve the frequency and quality of inquiry instruction in high school chemistry. The staff is responsive, supportive, and experienced in facilitating large-scale projects with schools making them well versed in the complex methods and logistics of doing educational research ‘in the wild.’”

    Dr. Ellen Yezierski, Principal Investigator, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Miami University

Opportunities For Involvement

  • Discovery Center Fellowship

    The Discovery Center Fellowship Program is open to all Miami University faculty (with continuing appointments) and emeritus faculty. This opportunity is designed to build dialogue and collaborations among researchers, educators, administrators, policy makers, and stakeholders in the fields of education, evaluation, and research. For more information contact Ms. Emily Ryan at ryanee2@miamioh.edu or call the Center at (513) 529-1686.

    Fellowship Program Description

    Fellowship Program Application

  • Faculty/Staff Research Hub

    The Discovery Center occupies newly renovated, superior facilities, equipped with state-of-the-art computing and communications technology. Dedicated workstations within the Center house computers featuring quantitative and qualitative statistical software (e.g., Nvivo, HLM, Lisrel, Winsteps, SPSS, Amos). For questions, or to check out this space, please visit the Center in 408 McGuffey Hall. Technical support is available to Miami faculty, staff, and students for the use of these programs.
  • Discovery Center Support Services

    Discovery Center Staff strive, not only to provide quality products and services to clients, but also to equip individuals with resources, tools, and knowledge they to design, implement, execute, and evaluate their own programs and projects. To learn more about how Center staff can support and assist you with your work, please email discoverycenter@miamioh.edu or call (513) 529-1686.