At the College of Community Innovation and Education, we believe in performing research with a purpose — to advance groundbreaking ideas that result in social impact. Through our innovative, interdisciplinary research teams, partnerships with private and public organizations and community engagement, we work together to develop solutions to complex social issues that affect our local, national and global communities.
The College of Community Innovation and Education Office of Research provides a safe, diverse and inclusive space for UCF faculty members to brainstorm disruptive ideas capable of challenging the status quo of the academic enterprise, advancing scholarship within our diverse disciplines and directly impacting our community.
Dr. Sejal Barden and Dr. Dalena Taylor, Department of Counselor Education and School Psychology, recently received their notice of award ($1,925,524) for Project Harmony (Year 5) from the Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Family Assistance. Project Harmony offers relationship education and skills related to success in the workplace. Participants in this program learn effective communication strategies, gain tools to cope with stressful situations, learn to listen and be heard, and improve conflict management skills to positively impact their careers and relationships.
Dr. Roger Azevedo, Department of Learning Sciences and Educational Research, was interviewed by WFTV ABC about his research on intelligent tutoring systems and Artificial Intelligence to improve student learning.
Dr. Kelly Stevens and Dr. Thomas Bryer, School of Public Administration, were recently granted as Co-PIs, an NSF-SES grant entitled “CPS: Medium: A Secure, Trustworthy, and Reliable Air Quality Monitoring System for Smart and Connected Communities” (PI: Dr. Xinwen Fu, CECS; Total amount: $1,198,111; Time: three years). Drs. Stevens and Bryer will lead the social science components of the project, through survey research and focus groups, as well as through action research methodology.
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