NYU Steinhardt Awarded More Than $4 Million from NSF for STEM Education Research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded NYU Steinhardt three grants totaling more than $4 million for research working to improve computer science and computational thinking in elementary and middle schools. Two of the grants are part of the NSF’s STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C) program, which seeks to address the urgent need to prepare […]

NYU Steinhardt Awarded Three Federal Grants Totaling $9.5 Million for Education Research in New York City

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, has awarded NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development nearly $9.5 million to fund research on education in New York City. The three grants will support studies of English learners with disabilities, career and technical education, and will […]

ASD Nest Support Project Awarded Contract by NYC DOE to Continue Work Supporting Autism Program

The NYU ASD Nest Support Project has been awarded a $929,100, one-year contract from the New York City Department of Education to provide support services for its ASD Nest Program, which now serves more than 1,000 children with autism in 39 public schools across the city. The grant also includes funding to train Department of […]

Led by Steinhardt’s Juan Bello, NYU Launches Research Initiative to Combat NYC Noise Pollution

Taking aim at New Yorkers’ biggest civic complaint – noise – a team of scientists from NYU, working with collaborators at Ohio State University, have launched a first-of-its-kind comprehensive research initiative to understand and address noise pollution in New York and beyond. The project – which involves large-scale noise monitoring – leverages the latest in […]

Music and Audio Research Lab Receives NSF Grant to Study Bird Calls

Juan Pablo Bello, associate professor of music technology and director of the Music and Audio Research Lab (MARL) at  NYU Steinhardt, was awarded a grant of over $600,0000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research and refine emerging machine listening technologies to identify different species of birds during migration. The award falls under a […]

Steinhardt Receives Major NIH Grant to Study How Stress and Chemical Exposures Influence Brain Development and Obesity

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $5.9 million, two-year grant to Clancy Blair, professor of applied psychology at NYU Steinhardt, to study how exposure to environmental factors influences children’s health. The award is part of a seven-year initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO), which investigates how a range of […]

Steinhardt Researchers Awarded More Than $4 Million to Study School Interventions in Chicago and New York

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, has awarded NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development more than $4 million to fund research examining the long-term outcomes of two proven educational interventions. The studies seek to understand whether structured programs in preschool, kindergarten, and first […]

How Aging Affects Swallowing: A Q&A with Sonja Molfenter

Sonja Molfenter, assistant professor of communicative sciences and disorders at NYU Steinhardt, received a grant of more than $413,000 from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to study dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing. We spoke with her about this common but little-discussed health problem. What causes dysphagia, and how prevalent is it? Dysphagia […]

Metro Center Continues Partnership with New York State to Support English Language Learners

The New York State Education Department has awarded the NYU Metro Center a five-year, $11 million contract to provide educational support, technical assistance, and professional development to meet the needs of New York’s English language learners (ELLs) and world language students, their families, and the educators who serve them. Through this contract, the Metro Center […]

Georgiou Library Receives Collection of Picture Book Biographies from Leonard Marcus, Children’s Literature Historian

Leonard Marcus, an author and children’s literature scholar, has donated a collection of picture book biographies to the Constantine Georgiou Library and Resource Center for Children and Literature at NYU Steinhardt. The 3,500-volume library is devoted to research, scholarship, and community activities associated with children’s literature and literacy. “Picture book biographies create a unique and […]