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Improving the teaching of science: Miami's grant application garners enthusiastic support

The Ohio Department of Education had Miami's grant proposal for less than a week before it selected Miami to receive the grant.

Letters of support came from several agencies that had funded the work of the Center for Chemistry Education, whose director, Mickey Sarquis, is principal investigator on the grant.

“Going back to 1985, Mickey has each year had at least one competitive-grant teacher improvement project funded by the Board of Regents. In fact, Mickey has served as principal investigator of more Eisenhower-funded OBOR projects than any other individual in the state.… Mickey's OBOR-funded projects have reached over 6,500 educators who teach 400,000 students annually. The quality of these interactions has been outstanding,” wrote Russell Utgard of the OBOR.

A letter from L. Tony Beck of the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health added, “Teacher resource publications have been developed and shared freely via the Center for Chemistry Education website. All of these interactions and resources have proven to be of the highest quality.”

Date Published: 01/13/2005
Volume: 24   Number: 20


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