Matt Thomas

Matt Thomas

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences

This fall the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Ithaca College a five-year, $650,000 grant to recruit and retain low-income, academically talented computer science, mathematics, and physics/astronomy students. The grant will allow the college to award 14 scholarships, contribute to a positive campus climate and support engaging academic activities.

Studies have shown that in order to see greater creativity and innovation in STEM-related industries, diversity in the field and among industry leaders is key.

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Professor Matt Thomas received this NSF grant in collaboration with researchers at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and at the The Ohio State University to empower faculty to run online learning experiences.

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Much ado has been made about the power of instructional online videos. Many see them as powerful supplements or even replacements to classroom learning. But how are those claims really being measured?

Two Ithaca College researchers are aiming to get beyond the anecdotes about “flipped classrooms,” where static learning through videos (or other means, including textbooks)...

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