FOCRLS Faculty Innovation Grants Awarded for Fall 2012 (1/22/2013)

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Our 9 FOCRLS Faculty Grantees for Fall 2012, listed below, were chosen from among a wide variety of programs and departments. Congratulations!

Grant recipients reflect the commitment and vision of faculty and other CRLS staff to the academic and social development of CRLS students, and FOCRLS’ deep interest in supporting the ongoing professional development of the teaching community at CRLS.

Our review panel of 7 CRLS parents and community members gave careful consideration to each proposal, awarding grants of up to $1,000 each, totaling $6,612 in this grant cycle. There are currently two grant cycles a year, the next being in Spring 2013.

We thank our many donors: family, friends, alumni, and business leaders, for supporting the power of the ideas of our exemplary CRLS educators.

Fall 2012 FOCRLS Faculty Grantees:

Ed Byrne & Larry Aaronson – “Technology Upgrades for CRLS Yearbook and Defraying the Cost of Yearbooks for Students Experiencing Financial Hardship”
Patricia Cronin & Alice Chen – “Go, GO, GO Graphic Novels!!! Building Reading Interests Through Reading and Reviewing Graphic Novels”
Karla Gandiaga – “Exposing SEI Science Students to Science Museums and Climate Change Workshops”
Bianca Hegre – “Taking It to the Next Level: Soldering in Jewelry Making”
Kris Newton – “Supporting the CRLS Science Team (Olympiad)”
Janet O’Reilly – “STEP It Up! Promoting the Art of STEP at CRLS”
Kim Parker – “Black History Month Performance Poetry Celebration featuring Joshua Bennett”

Congratulations all!

A request for proposals will go out soon for the Spring 2013 cycle of FOCRLS Faculty Innovation Grants. In addition to welcoming proposals on any topic or theme, we are particularly encouraging projects from any department or program with an  environmental, health, or nutrition focus in honor of the recent Whole Foods donation to Friends of CRLS.