ADRF alum Theo Pippins '14 awarded AERA-NSF Grants Program Dissertation Grant

Theo Pippins ’14,  Allison Davis Research Fellow, is a recipient of the American Education Research Association- National Science Foundation Dissertation and Research Grant Award. Since 1990, the AERA-NSF Grants Program has supported of over 600 graduate students and early career scholars as they launched their careers and developed their research agendas in STEM education research.

“The AERA-NSF Grants Program provides outstanding training and support for graduate students and early career researchers using large-scale data to study STEM and other education research topics” said Barbara Schneider (Michigan State University), chair of the program’s Governing Board. “For over three decades, the program has developed new scholars in education research and produced numerous publications that inform our understanding of education practices, policies, and phenomena.”

The grants provide advanced graduate students with $25,000 for one year as they write up their research and early career scholars with up to $35,000 for a two-year study. In addition, scholars participate in professional development and training activities aimed at building their research capacity and encouraging the use large-scale data in education research.

Theo is currently a graduate student at Columbia University where he is completing a dissertation entitled, Nudges to College Access: Does SAT Testing Improve College Enrollment and Choices for Disadvantaged Students?