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SPARC Grants: 2012-2013
New Programs Receiving Funding for 2012-13
Underground and All Around: Saving Savannah’s Archeological Sites
Enhancing knowledge of local archaeology. Student participants develop iPhone and Android applications for a walking tour of archeology in Savannah. A&rmstrong hosts lectures on local archeology and the Georgia Archaeology Archaeobus.
Small grants are awarded to undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts or the College of Science and Technology for the purpose of undertaking a research project. All awardees will be required to present their research results at the Armstrong Student Scholars Symposium.
Transforming Student Learning in Chemistry and Physics with Supplemental Instructors
Advanced Chemistry and Physics students are hired as Supplemental Instructors (SIs) for introductory course in these two disciplines. Each SI will attend lectures to fully understand what material is being covered in each class session and they will then hold sessions that allow students to review lecture material, rework problems, and answer student questions.
Joining forces with Military Families: Educators and Athletes Supporting Youth (E.A.S.Y)
Candidates from the Department of Adolescent and Adult Education connect with families from the local military community. Activities on the Armstrong campus will help familiarize them with the college setting, and allow Education candidates to gain insight into their future military-connected students.
Non-Traditional and Veteran Student Transition Program
A new position is created for an individual experienced with the Armstrong admissions, registration and financial aid process to work with our non-traditional and veteran applicants to assist them as they navigate the transition to Armstrong.
Programs in the 2011-12 Cycle Funded Again for 2012-13
Implementing a comprehensive advisement program for students in the College of Education.
Emphasizing the core value of respecting diversity, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Diversity Initiative raises awareness of the concerns facing the LGBTQ community. Programs include Safe Space training program and LGBTQ film series
Providing opportunities for Armstrong students to mentor elementary school students in reading and learning
Developing a “Speakers Bureau,” which provides opportunities for alumni and members of the local and global communities to interact with students, faculty, and staff though various curricular and co-curricular speaking venues