KU education researcher named CADRE Fellow

LAWRENCE — Jana Craig Hare, project coordinator with the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas, has been named a 2011-2012 CADRE Fellow by the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education. She is one of 10 individuals representing diverse interests and experiences within science, technology, engineering, math and education research selected for the program.

Jana Craig Hare

As part of the CADRE Fellowship program, Craig Hare will have the opportunity to explore topics essential to building her capacity as a researcher and developer and to engage in the discovery research K-12 community. The fellowship program, with support from the National Science Foundation, provides professional development experience for early career researchers and developers working on discovery research K-12 projects.

Craig Hare is project coordinator for a KU Center for Research on Learning project called the Evidence Games: Collaborative Games Engaging Middle School Students in the Evaluation of Scientific Evidence. The center is one of the university’s officially designated research centers. She is also the external evaluator for Fort Leavenworth USD 207's CyberTEAMS project, a Department of Defense Education Activity-funded science technology engineering and mathematics initiative.

Collaboration and a deeper understanding of research are among the benefits of the honor, Craig Hare said.

"This is a great opportunity for me to enrich my research career by collaborating with other researchers," she said. "I look forward to learning more about the National Science Foundation and STEM-related research."