MSED Ph.D. Candidate and Visiting Researcher Selected as 2019 NARST Scholars

The National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) awarded Jhumi Basu scholarships to math and science education Ph.D. candidate Kelly Marie Shepard and visiting researcher Bogdan Radu Toma to attend the NARST annual International Conference March 31–April 3 in Baltimore.

The award is used to support and to nurture promising advanced doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. It is more than a stipend; it is intended to intellectually support the development of these emergent scholars’ programs of research by helping scholars craft questions, strengthen their theoretical frameworks, and improve their research skills. The Illinois Tech scholars received two of 15 awards this year.

NARST, founded in 1928, is a worldwide organization of professionals committed to the improvement of science teaching and learning through research.