February 2021 Student News

February 25, 2021

Sohaila Isaqzai, International and Multicultural Education doctoral candidate, was awarded a fellowship by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Isaqzai earned her master's degree in International and Multicultural Education and decided to continue her research on how to help women in her home country of Afghanistan gain access to education. The AAUW has given out more than $115 million in grants and fellowships as part of its mission to promote economic, social and political equality for women. You can learn more about Isaqzai's award here


February 16, 2021

Mark Akubo, Science Education doctoral student, was selected as the winner of the 2021 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Science Teaching and Learning SIG Graduate Student Research Award. AERA started in 1916 and dedicates itself to advancing knowledge about education, promote scientific inquiry in the field of education and encourage the use of research-supported practices to improve education.


February 4, 2021

Inika Williams, Educational Leadership Ed.D. student, appeared on an episode of the Let's Talk TRIO podcast with Juan Rivas. The episode highlights Williams' work as the Assistant Director of CARE and Director of Pre-Collegiate Programs at FSU. You can listen to the episode here.


February 1, 2021

Ivanna Pengelley, doctoral student in Science Education, presented a talk titled "Third Spaces of Social Justice, Science, and Girls of Color" at the SEEDS for Equity Conference. SEEDS (Science Educators for Equity, Diversity and Social Justice) virtual conference took place from January 28 until February 1, and speakers presented on topics related to science education and its transformative power.