The College of Science and Technology is closer to its grant submissions and awards goal thanks to mathematics faculty member Agida Manizade and College of Education and Human Development faculty member Laura Jacobsen. The pair recently received a $221,953 grant from the Virginia Department of Education for their project Secondary Mathematics Professional Development Center.
In this project, Radford takes the lead and collaborates with Virginia Commonwealth University, Roanoke Higher Education Center, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, New College Institute, and the MathScience Innovation Center to offer distance education graduate courses for 130 high school teachers in Southwest, Southside and Richmond regions.
The college's goal for grant submissions is 30 by July 1, 2012, and faculty have submitted 19 to date. Its goal for awards is 16 with 10 awards to date since July 1, 2011.