College of Education and Human Development
Mason PhD candidate Britt Miller selected for highly competitive 2023 CADRE fellowship
January 9, 2023
Britt Miller has been selected for one of 15 highly competitive annual fellowships with the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), a resource network for STEM education researchers supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The CADRE Fellows program, which is now in its 14th year, provides capacity-building and networking opportunities for researchers who are in the early stages of their STEM education careers. The new Fellows include doctoral students and postdocs with varying backgrounds and research interests who have a shared commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in preK-12 STEM education. Britt’s research focus is in finding ways to prepare and support elementary teachers to be agents of change, seeking to improve the quantity and quality of STEM education for all young students. Her project for this program will explore how we can better empower elementary teachers to be confident, self-regulated learners while building the content and pedagogical knowledge for teaching STEM. In the coming year, the new CADRE Fellows will explore career pathways, research dissemination and use, community building and collaboration, and research funding. They will engage in experiences such as peer mentoring and a mock DRK-12 proposal review led by an NSF program director. They will also collaborate with one another on a career-development project. “The CADRE Fellows program offers a unique opportunity for early career researchers to network with and learn from NSF-funded STEM education awardees from across the country,” said EDC’s Catherine McCulloch, who oversees the program along with Terrell Morton and Jenn Stiles. “It’s an honor to coordinate a program that, in part, is focused on broadening participation within the research community.” For the full list of the 2023 CADRE Fellows, or to learn more about the program, click here.