Sea Change Ventures is a competitive internal grant program to support faculty in their efforts to enhance the success of undergraduate students at Bowling Green State University and Owens Community College. These include innovations which improve instruction and student learning in undergraduate STEM courses, improve quantitative literacy of students, and/or increase the number of students majoring in and graduating in STEM disciplines. We are particularly interested in efforts that:
- Redesign course structures to implement evidence-based instructional practices
- Develop, implement, and research innovative instructional strategies to improve student learning
- Research the effectiveness of an already implemented strategy to improve student learning
Nathan Hensley (School of Earth, Environment & Society) -- Flipping the Environmental Studies Classroom.
Jill Zeilstra-Ryalls (Biology) – Creating Game-Based curricular material for improving basic math skills in science-based courses.
Eric Mandell (Physics) – Design and Development of a Digital Role-Playing Game for Story Based Learning in Introductory Physics.
Jeremy Klosterman, Alexis Ostrowski, Andrew Torelli, & Steve Chung (Chemistry) -- Improving Chemistry Education at BGSU with 3D Printing.
Jadwiga Carlson (Computer Science) – Utilizing active learning strategies through the use of the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots in Programming Fundamentals (CS2010) course.
Sherona Garrett-Ruffin, Casey Cromwell, Vern Bingman, & Richard Anderson (Psychology) – Tinkering with brain signals: Providing opportunities for data manipulation and visualization to improve quantitative literacy among psychology and neuroscience majors.
Steve Seubert, David Meel & Daria Filippova (Math/Stats) – Redesigning Calculus for Biologists.
Julie Chesser (OCC, Math) Owens Community College Mathematics Emporium Academic Support.