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Graduate assistant positions available for math intervention research beginning Spring 2021

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Applicants will have the opportunity to participate in funded research with faculty support.

Master and doctoral students are invited to apply for three open graduate assistant (GA) positions that will support research and conduct a meta-analysis of math interventions in informal learning environments. These positions include paid tuition and fees for both spring and fall 2021 semesters along with a stipend, health benefits, and possible summer 2021 hourly work.

The research will include conducting and studying math interventions in homes, libraries and community settings with parents and caregivers. Funding for the project is provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation: Investigating Effective Methods that Adults Use to Improve Children’s Math Achievement in Informal Learning Environments.

Interested applicants must be able to commit to the project for the spring 2021 and fall 2021 semesters, and must be registered for a minimum of 5 credits both semesters. Candidates should possess strong written and verbal skills, be able to work independently and be detail-oriented.

Previous experience conducting meta-analyses is not a requirement; faculty will train graduate assistants how to conduct a comprehensive literature search, screen studies for inclusion, and code articles using a detailed coding rubric. Graduate assistants may have the opportunity to co-present research at local and national conferences and work on research publications.

Interested applicants should apply by emailing their resume and a cover letter to Dr. Gena Nelson ( by September 1, 2020. The cover letter should specify the applicant’s interest in the project, any previous research experience, current or former experience as a graduate research assistant, current program and level (masters, doctorate) and expected date of graduation from their graduate program.