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Game-Changing Research Incentive Program (GRIP): Computer Science for All K-12 Students

The Game-Changing Research Incentive Program (GRIP), sponsored by NC State University’s Research Development Office, is intended to incentivize and support visionary research ideas that will result in large-scale extramural funding, award-winning research impacts, and first-class interdisciplinary graduate education and training.

As one of four GRIP winners, The Friday Institute’s Computer Science for All K-12 Students project will establish NC State as a national center addressing the critical need to provide pre-college students with foundational knowledge and skills in computational thinking. The partnership of NC State’s Friday Institute, College of Education, Center for Educational Informatics (CEI) and Department of Computer Science, along with the RTI Center for Evaluation and the Study of Educational Equity, is uniquely positioned to take a broad-based, systemic approach to addressing this challenge by fostering state-of-the-art educational innovations, conducting design research in partnership with K-12 schools, developing and implementing scalable and effective approaches to preparing teachers, and working with state government and business leaders to make North Carolina a model in bringing computational thinking and digital-age workplace skills into K-12 education.

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  • Research Development Office Research Development Office
  • Partners

  • Center for Educational Informatics Center for Educational Informatics
  • Department of Computer Science Department of Computer Science
  • RTI International RTI International
  • Teams

  • Computer Science For All Computer Science For All
  • Program Evaluation and Education Research (PEER) Group Program Evaluation and Education Research (PEER) Group
  • STEM Cyberlearning STEM Cyberlearning
  • Project Team

    Dr Dave Frye Dr Dave Frye

    Dr Tiffany Barnes Dr Tiffany Barnes

    No Photo Available Kimberly O’Malley

    No Photo Available Dr James C Lester II

    Dr Eric N Wiebe Dr Eric N Wiebe

    Danielle Cadieux Boulden Danielle Cadieux Boulden

    Dr Sharon Booth Freeman Dr Sharon Booth Freeman

    Sam Morris Sam Morris

    Dr Mark J Samberg Dr Mark J Samberg