The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation recognizes Jeremy Ernst, an associate professor of Integrative Stem Education, for his research to promote learning in at-risk students.
Ernst specializes in research focused on dynamic intervention means for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education students categorized as at-risk of dropping out of school.
This specific strand of research investigates educational models and structures as well as modes of learning that promote dynamic content to further facilitate learning.
To extend these lines of research, he is involved in a leadership capacity on externally funded projects. Among them is a National Science Foundation-funded “Transforming Teaching through Implementing Inquiry” project. In addition, he helps lead the NSF-funded “Redesigned High Schools for Transformed STEM Learning Project.”
Ernst is a 2014-2015 Fellow at the Institute for Creativity Arts and Technology and was 2012 President of the North Carolina Council on Technology Teacher Education and the 2013 President of the Southeastern Technology Education Conference.
Ernst received a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and a master’s and doctorate in technical education from North Carolina State University. During his graduate study he served as a researcher for the National Science Foundation-funded Techknow and VisTE Projects.