UCSB-FAMU Scholars among the presenters at the 2012 Summer Undergraduate and Graduate Research Colloquium

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The four visiting UCSB-FAMU scholars are among the students taking part in the 2012 Summer Undergraduate and Graduate Research Colloquium on Thursday, August 9 from 12:30 pm to 4 pm. in the Elings Hall Foyer on the UCSB campus. These presentations are free and open to the public.

The schedule for the UCSB-FAMU scholars is:

1st Session: 12:30 – 2:00 pm 

Adam Bailey, “Determining the Effectiveness of Developmental Math Education at Florida A&M University using Regression Discontinuity Design”  

Lois Harmon, “Effective Literacy Practices: Challenges and Usage of the Curriculum in The English Language Mainstream Setting in Providing Literacy Education For First Grade Spanish-Speaking English Language Learners”   

2nd Session: 2:30 – 4:00 pm 

Eugene Bellamy, Jr., “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child: Re-Defining Parental Engagement in a Community’s Involvement in the Academic Success of At-risk African American Males”  

Darrius Stanley, “The Effects of the Single-Sex Environment on At-Risk African American Females’ Self-Perceptions and Self-Value in the Intermediate Grades”

Lois Harmon and Darrius Stanley just completed undergraduate degrees at FAMU. Harmon graduated from FAMU's Elementary Education Program majoring in Elementary Education. Stanley graduated as a History Education major in FAMU's Social Science Education Program. Adam Bailey and Eugene Bellamy Jr. are both recipients of Masters degrees from FAMU's Educational Leadership Program. A rigorous student selection process identified these FAMU students for the 7-week Summer Program. Each student will have an individualized research plan as well as a team of mentors to address his/her specific academic and professional interests.

The Scholars Program is one the key elements of "Connecting Networks: UCSB and FAMU," an initiative funded in 2011 by the UC Office of the President's University of California–Historically Black Colleges and Universities Initiative (UC–HBCU). Dr. John T. Yun and Dr. Patricia Marin serve as the co-Principal Investigators for this program.