Graduate Student Profile
Cecilia Espinoza Morales is a PhD candidate and Fulbright Scholar from Chile. Her career goal is to become an education researcher and professor of P-12 engagement. She is particularly interested in understanding how students learn science, and making their learning experience socially and culturally relevant.Education
M.S. Horticulture, Purdue University, USA
B.S. Biochemistry, Catholic University (UC), Chile
B.S. Agriculture and Natural Resources, Catholic University (UC), Chile
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Life sciences in agricultural education context and teaching self-efficacy. My research goal is to contribute to the use of agriculture as a way to enhance students learning in STEM education.
Dr. Neil Knobloch (Chair)
Dr. Kathryn Orvis
Dr. Todd Kelley
Dr. Nathan MentzerFunding
Chilean Government, Becas Chile-CONICYT Program.Grants & Projects
Research Assistant, Enhancing Science Capacity in Introductory Animal, Plant, and Food Sciences Courses. USDA NIFA Higher Education Challenge Grant, 2010-2013.
Student Grant Program for Service Learning Project. Project title: How similar is a potato to a stem? Identifying what part of the plant you eat in your dinner.
Student Grant Program for Community Service. Project title: Increasing Eighth Grade Students' Knowledge of Agriculture through Place-based Learning at Fair Oaks Dairy Farm, 2011.
National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)