Matsler Awarded NSF Grant for Quantum Initiative
The National Quantum Initiative Program was signed into law January 2019. It was designed to invest in our future technology workforce pipelines by preparing our current students K-12. There was a recognition that national efforts were going to be necessary in order to maintain a role in quantum information, systems, and technology applications. Dr. Matsler served on the committee to develop the 9 Quantum Core Concepts and is partnering with Q2Work (https://q12education.org/about) to develop parallel concepts for the high school.
Dr. Matsler was awarded a NSF conference grant in 2020 and an ITEST grant in 2021 to further develop the curriculum supporting the quantum initiative.
Recognized for Rigorous Research
In January 2016, ABT Associates recognized EAT, Inc. for developing and executing a research plan that met the criteria for rigorous research. Below is an excerpt from the citation from the Georgia Department of Education:
“At the close of the last grant cycle, your final APR was reviewed by ABT Associates and you all met the MSP standards for using rigorous research methods. Congratulations! You attained this with your high school physics group in the 2012-2014 cohort. We appreciate your efforts!”
In 2013, Dr. Matsler was invited to co-present at the 2013 Math Science Partnership Conference in Washington DC on September 10-12, 2013 as part of the evaluation team for the University of West Georgia (UWGA) SMITE grant. The team was one of 5 speakers invited to share how they were successful in developing a rigorous evaluation for professional development. Part of the presentation included preliminary results of the High School participants attending the summer conference.