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COE faculty member will use NSF grant to enhance science learning

Daniel Capps, an assistant professor in the College of Education’s mathematics and science education department, received a $449,849 grant from the National Science Foundation to enhance how students and teachers can learn about the nature of scientific models.

In addition to researching the potential value of abstraction as a guiding principle for learning about the nature of scientific models during the three-year study, Capps will explore how abstraction in modeling is impacted by contextual factors.