Active Grants

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION – ROBERT NOYCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

$1,200,000 - Valorie Zonnefeld - PI, Tom Clark, Jeff Ploegstra & Ryan Zonnefeld - CoPIs
Noyce Scholars: Preparing STEM Teachers to Serve in High-Need, Rural School Districts
Dordt will recruit, prepare, and retain highly-qualified STEM teachers to teach in high-need rural school districts.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$579,995 - Nathan Tintle - PI, in collaboration with Cal Poly, Hope College & Penn State
Broadening the Impact and Evaluating the Effectiveness of Randomization-based Curricula for Introductory Statistics
This project focuses on the development of instructor resources supporting the use and implementation of a radical new way to teach introductory statistics. The project also involves multiple workshops to train faculty on using the curriculum and a substantial assessment project examining transferability and developmental learning trajectories.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$499,879 - Nathan Tintle - PI, in collaboration with Cal Poly
Network: A Network for Coordinating the Teaching and Assessment of Statistical Thinking in Introductory Biology
This project is to create a network of biology and statistics instructors to discuss the teaching and assessment of statistical thinking in undergraduate biology courses.

National Institute of Health / National Human Genome Research Institute

$385,908 - Nathan Tintle - PI
Analyzing the Behavior and Interpreting the Results of Gene-Based Tests of Rare Variant Association
This project is developing and applying a variety of novel approaches for the analysis of human next-generation sequencing data, primarily in the context of genome-wide association studies.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$383,504 - Nathan Tintle - PI, Mark Christians, Luralyn Helming & Mark McCarthy - CoPIs
Research Experience for Undergraduates Site: Effects of Political Upheaval and Ethnic Discord on the Mental Health of a Population
This project is using undergraduate students to provide analyses of an existing dataset of mental health outcomes in the country of Ukraine.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$362,589 - Channon Visscher - PI, Nick Breems, Kari Sandouka, Nathan Tintle & Brian Van Donselaar - CoPIs
Network Design and Implementation for Small Institutions: Rural Campus Connectivity and Research and Teaching on the Prairie
This project provides cyberinfrastructure upgrades at Dordt College for an Internet2 connection and enhanced network connectivity between campus locations, data sources and computing resources.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$299,993 - Nathan Tintle - PI, in collaboration with Cal Poly & Hope College
Developing and Assessing a Conceptual Approach to an Algebra-based Second Course in Statistics
This project is developing a second textbook to follow-up our textbook for a first course in applied statistics, continuing to take a novel, conceptual approach to teaching using simulation-based methods.

National Science Foundation

$271,180 - Nathan Tintle - PI
Modeling Transcriptome Inferred Gene Activity States for the Investigation of Metabolic and Regulatory Diversity of Sequenced Microbes
This project is modelling transcriptomic inferred gene activity states.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

$225,000 - Joel Sikkema - PI, Nathan Tintle, Oscar Rodriquez & Leah Zuidema - CoPIs
Expanding ATE by Developing and Implementing a Model Program for Holistic Technician Education at a Small, Rurally-located Private College
This project seeks to develop, establish, grow, and evaluate new associate of science degree programs that can meet regional workforce demands.

THE COUNCIL OF INDEPENDENT COLLEGES – NETWORK FOR VOCATION IN UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

$35,000 - Amy Westra - PI
Developing and Evaluating Sustainable, Institutionalized, Curricular and Co-curricular Vocational Exploration at Dordt College
This grant will allow the college to dig deeper into the concept of vocational discernment and how the StrengthsFinder tool – an assessment tool used with every incoming freshman – can be better leveraged at Dordt.

COUNCIL FOR CHRISTIAN COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

$10,000 - Channon Visscher - PI
Creation Stories for Planetary Systems
Opportunity to be involved in the Oxford Interdisciplinary Seminars in Science and Religion: Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY

$10,000 - Kari Sandouka - PI
New and Enhanced Outreach Programs for Rural Females to Expose Them to Computer Science
Providing scholarships to Middle School and High School female students to attend Dordt-hosted academic camps.

IDEA

$7,500 - Mike Janssen - PI
The Effects of Pre-class Web-based Activities to Motivate Active Learning in First- and Second-year Mathematics Courses
Research will be conducted to determine if structured pre-class activities delivered via the web in freshman and sophomore math courses result in improvement in both direct and indirect measures of student learning.

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

$2,500 - Kristin Van De Griend - PI
Multi-institutional Campus Safety and Preventing Misconduct Project
Planning grant to establish need and to finalize a full proposal, with the intent to collaborate with Redeemer University College and multiple other diverse campuses within the CCCU network.