NSF Funds UMass Amherst College of Education Project to Boost Science Study for Incarcerated Youth

AMHERST, Mass. – The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded nearly $3 million to two members of the College of Education faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to study and develop an innovative new model for teaching science to young people who are incarcerated.
Michael P. Krezmien, the director of the Center for Youth Engagement in the department of student development and Martina Nieswandt of the department of teacher education and curriculum studies will work with the Wakefield-based Center for Applied Special Technologies to apply the principles of “Universal Design for Learning” – a set of principles for developing instruction to meet the diverse needs of all learners – to students in youth correctional facilities.