BIRD Current Research Projects

Overview

The building blocks of prosthetics come in many materials, shapes, and sizes. To create lightweight yet sturdy prosthetics, we explore 3D printing in plastic, carbon fiber, steel, and titanium. In addition, we investigate different methods of actuation such as miniature 3D printed gearboxes for fingers and twisted coil polymers. While some of these parts may look like something out of Star Wars, these are more than just computer-generated images. These prosthetics are real and they work for real people.  

Teacher Residency Grant

Date: 2/1/19
Principal Researchers: Rebecca Kantor, Dean, School of Education and Human Development, CU Denver
Karen Riley, Dean, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver
Funding: $400,000 grant from the Institute of Education Sciences

Colorado Department of Education, CU Denver, Denver Public Schools and the University of Denver received a $400,000 grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to study what makes teacher residencies effective as a teacher preparation strategy and how to share approaches to assess teacher candidates’ performance. Ultimately, the goal for the partners is to develop a strong blueprint for teacher preparation, including valid and manageable assessment systems, so that all preparation programs are designed to provide candidates with strong preparation. PIs for the grant are Rebecca Kantor, Dean, SEHD, and Karen Riley, Dean, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver.

BIRD Past Research Projects

Teacher Residency Grant

Date: 2/1/19
Principal Researchers: Rebecca Kantor, Dean, School of Education and Human Development, CU Denver
Karen Riley, Dean, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver
Funding: $400,000 grant from the Institute of Education Sciences

Colorado Department of Education, CU Denver, Denver Public Schools and the University of Denver received a $400,000 grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to study what makes teacher residencies effective as a teacher preparation strategy and how to share approaches to assess teacher candidates’ performance. Ultimately, the goal for the partners is to develop a strong blueprint for teacher preparation, including valid and manageable assessment systems, so that all preparation programs are designed to provide candidates with strong preparation. PIs for the grant are Rebecca Kantor, Dean, SEHD, and Karen Riley, Dean, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver.