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Scott McDonald Wins Knowles Foundation Young Scholars Research Fellowship

Article about Scott McDonald winning the Janet H. & C. Harry Knowles Foundation Young Scholars Research Fellowship for 2008–2010

by Joe Savrock (April 2008)

mcdonald_sml.jpgUNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Scott McDonald, assistant professor of science education, has been named winner of the Janet H. & C. Harry Knowles Foundation Young Scholars Research Fellowship for 2008–2010. This prestigious, highly competitive fellowship is dedicated to supporting early-career scholars who are engaged in critical research relevant to the recruitment, preparation, induction, mentoring, and retention of high school teachers in science or mathematics. The two-year award, in the amount of $110,000, is designated to support McDonald’s research into understanding expertise in science teaching through video analysis.

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) was established in 1999 to strengthen the quality of science and mathematics teaching in grades 9–12 in American schools. KSTF supports individuals and programs designed to encourage and sustain young scientists and mathematicians as they dedicate their lives to teaching and to becoming leaders in the field of education.