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Waubonsee Participates in STEM Project Funded by NSF Grant

David Voorhees, Associate Professor of Earth Science and Geology

Waubonsee Community College will participate in a grant partnership funded by the National Science Foundation.

The four-year project, “Faculty as Change Agents: Transforming a Geoscience Education in Two-year Colleges,” is part of a partnership that includes institutions of higher education around the country.

The project’s goal is to provide professional development to help community college geoscience faculty improve student success, and ultimately meet the demands for a well-trained geoscience and STEM workforce.

David Voorhees, Waubonsee Community College Associate Professor of Earth Science and Geology, will work with Cheryl Emerson Resnick, Professor at Illinois Central College, to help faculty around the region support student success and transfer, improve active teaching techniques, and enhance student pathways into geoscience careers.

The project is supporting teams of community college faculty around the country as well, and is expected to impact more than 250,000 students nationwide.