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University Doctoral Students Present at Regional Educational Research Conference

February 17, 2015

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Doctoral students enrolled in the College of Education’s Curriculum and Instruction Program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi were selected to present at the Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA) Conference held February 4-6 in San Antonio, Texas.

The conference provided a platform for our graduate students to discuss the wonderful research they are conducting as part of their doctoral training along with our faculty, receive feedback about their research, learn about emerging research among other doctoral students at other institutions, and network with others in their field and/or discipline to explore new research possibilities and collaborations.  

Overall, this conference aided in our doctoral students’ professional development in the area of research.  The students received funding for lodging and meals through the Parents’ Council Award (Provost’s Office). The faculty sponsors were Drs. Tonya Jeffery and Faye Bruun.

Doctoral students Shere Salinas and Stephanie Medina were the recipients of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Dean’s Award given at the 2015 SERA luncheon.

The following research papers were accepted at the conference:

  • Jessica Castaneda: “I (insert feeling) Math!: Mathematics Attitude Survey for Elementary Students”
  • Vani Jaladanki: “A Correlation Study: Use of Interactive Notebooks, Gender, and Physics Self-Efficacy”
  • Stephanie Medina: “A Narrative Inquiry: Studying Abroad for K-12 Science Instruction
  • Bonnie Montoya: An Analysis of Factors that Influence Secondary Science Teachers in an Ethnically Diverse Urban School District in South Texas to Remain in the Teaching Profession”
  • Paul Rodriguez: “I.D.E.A Boot Camp: Inquiry and Problem-Solving”
  • Shere Salinas: “Mathematical Vocabulary: A Look Back to Make Meaning of the Present and Future”
  • Lucinda N. Sohn: “Ethnographic Case Study of High School Science Classroom: Strategies in STEM.” Second presentation by Sohn: “Affective Elements of Science Learning: Student Attitudes Toward Science”