NSF awards UMass Dartmouth professor $778,770 to advance science education

National Science Foundation awards UMass Dartmouth professor $778,770 to advance
science education for English language learners

NSF CAREER Award designed to support promising young scientists

UMass Dartmouth Assistant Professor Shakhnoza Kayumova, a researcher at the Kaput
Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education, has received a $778,770
National Science Foundation grant to help address the pressing national need for
English language learners to study science.

Results will help educators, policymakers and researchers as they seek to design
effective instructional programs that support long-term achievement among a set of
learners who are diverse in race, ethnicity, culture and language.

The NSF CAREER Program is designed to support of early-career faculty who have the
potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead
advances in the mission of their department or organization.