CECH Doctoral Student Awarded STEM Fellowship

NSF Summit Attendees

Kyle Cox

University of Cincinnati School of Education Student Kyle Cox has been selected for one of 10 CADRE Fellowships.  This fellowship program, now in its eighth year, is highly competitive and feeds into a resource network for STEM education researchers with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  The CADRE Fellows program provides networking and education opportunities for researchers and curriculum developers, like Cox, who are in the beginning of their STEM education careers.  The recipients of this fellowship include graduate students, post-graduate students, and research associates who work on STEM-related projects funded by the NSF’s Discovery Research in Education Program. 

Cox currently works as a graduate research assistant with Dr. Ben Kelcey on the DR K-12 project titled, “Multilevel Mediation Models to Study the Impact of Teacher Development on Student Achievement in Mathematics.”  This project aims toward developing a comprehensive framework to guide and inform the analytic design of teacher professional development studies in mathematics.  Before pursuing graduate studies full-time, Cox earned a B.S. in Middle Childhood Education from Miami University, an M.A. in Educational Studies from the University of Cincinnati, and taught 6th grade mathematics in Mason, Ohio, for eight years.

During his year-long fellowship, Cox will have the opportunity to explore potential career options, learn how to develop and submit proposals, and learn how to write for publication and dissemination.  This experience will wrap up with a mock proposal review and discussion with NSF program directors. 

See the full list of this year’s fellowship recipients or learn more about the program.