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Vinson R. Carter

Vinson R. Carter

Assistant Professor of STEM Education

College of Education and Health Professions

(CIED)-Curriculum & Instruction

Phone: 479-575-3076

Fax: (479) 575-2396

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  • Ph.D., University of Arkansas, Curriculum and Instruction, 2013
  • M.A.T., University of Arkansas, Vocational Education, 2003
  • B.S., University of Arkansas, Industrial Technology Education, 2002 

(For full listing see attached CV above)

Publications

Wisch, J. K., Ousterhout, B. H., Carter, V., & Orr, B., (2018). The grading gradient: Teacher motivations for varied redo and retake            policies.  Studies in Educational Evaluation, 58(1), 145-155

Deaton, S., Carter, V., & Daugherty, M.K. (2018). Getting back to the roots of family and consumer sciences education: FACS and STEM integration. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 110(1), 55-58.

Carter, V. & Burgin, S. R. (2018). The challenges of figure overuse in STEM education: Lessons learned from the recent history of science education.  K-12 STEM Education, 4(1), 305-311.

Daugherty, M. K., Kindall, H. D., Carter, V., Swagerty, L. M., Wissehr, C., & Robertson, S. (2017). Integrating informational text and STEM: An innovative and necessary curricular approach.  The Journal of STEM Teacher Education.  52(1), 3-16.

Sagely, M., Beshears, B., Carter, V., & Daugherty, M. K. (2017).  Lighting up the holidays. Children’s Technology and Engineering, 22(1), 7-11.

Daugherty, M. K. & Carter, V., (2017). The nature of interdisciplinary STEM education.  In de Vries, M. J. (Eds.), Handbook of Technology Education (pp. 159-173). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International.

Rose, M. A., Carter, V., Brown, J., & Shumway, S. L. (2017). Status of elementary teacher development: Preparing elementary teachers for technology and engineering experiences. Journal of Technology Education, 28(2), 2-18.

Orona, C., Carter, V., & Kindall, H. (2017). iSTEM: Understanding standard units of measurement. Teaching Children’s Mathematics, 23(8), 500-503.

Grant Writing

2018, CO-PI, Teachers & Researchers Advancing Innovative Lessons in STEM (TRAILS) 2.0, $1,862,860, National Science Foundation, Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST), Successful Project Expansion and Dissemination (SPrEaD). This project is an expansion grant from the original NSG ITEST – TRAILS 1.0 grant at Purdue University.  I am the PI at the University of Arkansas and the sub award to the UA will be $682,791.  This project is currently under review.?

2016, CO-PI, Iraqi Teacher’s STEM Education Grant.  U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.  This project was funded for $101,448.  This initiative provided faculty at Iraqi colleges and universities professional development training in developing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teacher education programs.

Professional Presentations

Daugherty, M. K. & Carter, V. (2018, July). Student-centered learning and experiential teaching. International Training Program at the Beijing Institute of Education: Chaoyang Branch, Beijing, China. Refereed.

Daugherty, M.K., & Carter, V. (2018, April). Captivating them early: Elementary STEM that works. International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. Atlanta, GA. Refereed.

Carter, V., Brown, J., Maynard, J., & Emory, N.  (2018, April). Navigating the ITEEA Conference. International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. Atlanta, GA. Refereed.

Daugherty, M. K. & Carter, V. (2017, October).  Cooperative learning strategies in the STEM classroom. International STEM Education Association (ISEA). Branson, MO.  Refereed.

2013 – Pres., Assistant Professor of STEM Education, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

2008 - 2013, Clinical Instructor of Technology Education, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

2011 – 2013, Curriculum Writer, Preparation for Tomorrow –Innovations in Science and Technology, Arkansas Department of Career  Education (ACE) and Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)

2003 – 2008, Teacher, Technology and Engineering Education, Springdale Public Schools, Springdale, AR

 

2018, Outstanding Research Award, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Arkansas

2018, Outstanding Mentor Award, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, University of Arkansas

2017, Appointed as Foreign Expert of STEM Education in the International Training Program at the Beijing Institute of Education: Chaoyang Branch, Beijing, China.

2017, Outstanding Mentor Award, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, University of Arkansas

2017, Co-Recipient, Gerhard Salinger Award for Enhancing Integrated STEM Education through Technological and Engineering  Design-Based Instruction, International Technology and Engineering Educators Association