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Seven projects receive Eisenhower funds

09/22/1997

OXFORD, Ohio -- Miami University has received seven awards

totaling $391,588 from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional Development

Program.

The Ohio Board of Regents approved the release of more than $1.8 million to

support 31 separate mathematics and science education improvement projects,

linking 18 of Ohio's colleges and universities with school systems across the

state.

The Miami recipients, their awards and projects are as follows:

Johnny Hill, associate professor of teacher education, and Rosemary Garmann,

Hamilton County Education Service Center, $30,240, "TQM for TQS: Top Quality

Mathematics for Top Quality Students."

Iris DeLoach Johnson, assistant professor of teacher education, $35,658,

"Miami Integrated Mathematics Project."

Robert G. McWilliams, professor of geology emeritus, and Richard E. Lee Jr.,

professor of zoology, $89,308, "Using Native American Stories to Attain Ohio

Elementary School Competency-based Science Standards."

Anita Roychoudhury, associate professor of teacher education, Miami University

Hamilton, $25,056, "Science is Doing and Asking: Collaboration Between Miami

University and Local Schools."

Catherine H. Mulligan, instructor, and Robert M. Dieffenbach, associate

professor of mathematics and statistics, Miami University Middletown, $26,997,

"The Ohio Inquiry Precalculus Consortium."

Arlyne M. Sarquis, associate professor of chemistry, L. Handler and L Hogue,

chemical education, Miami University Middletown, $89,780, "Science Integration

in Today's Elementary Schools VI."

Arlyne M. Sarquis, associate professor of chemistry, Miami University

Middletown, $94,549, "Teaching Science with TOYS--Targeting Ohio."

Eisenhower Program projects are designed to provide sustained, intensive,

high-quality professional development opportunities for practicing teachers and

address the special needs of populations that historically have lacked access

to equal educational opportunities in the area of science and mathematics.

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