sponsored research

TECHFIT program expands computational thinking research into new contexts

Two married couples, including Purdue Polytechnic's Alka and Brad Harriger, frequently ran into each other at their kids’ athletic events over a period of nine years, and it led to $3.7 million in National Science Foundation (NSF) grants. This funding resulted in the creation of professional development programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for middle school teachers and new research into the development of computational thinking among middle school students across three learning contexts.

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