American Chemical Society Honors
MSP Faculty
Dr. Alicia Curry


Dr. Alicia L. Curry was recently recognized as an “ACS Chemistry Ambassador.” This honor was given for her commitment to promoting the value of chemists and chemistry to the community.  Dr. A. Curry is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Education and is a supporter of the goals and missions of STEM disciplines at Tuskegee University.  Dr. A. Curry collaborates with STEM faculty (Chemistry, Biology, Materials Science, etc.) on the Math and Science Partnership: A NanoBio Science Partnership for the Black Belt Region which is funded by the National Science Foundation to develop STEM Educational Modules that are employed in the 6th-8th grade curricula.   In addition, Dr. A. Curry works with the TCAEIL community to train staff on a variety of teaching methods and styles that can be implemented to facilitate student learning.  Dr. A. Curry (along with STEM Faculty) have published several peer-reviewed science modules and presented at several STEM conferences and teacher workshops.  Dr. A. Curry is also a recent recipient of an ACS Classroom STEM Grant in the amount of $500 to which she has dedicated to one of the local schools (Ms. Belinda Hart at Tuskegee Institute Middle School) to promote science/chemistry awareness inside the middle school classroom.  Dr. A. Curry is greatly appreciated for her relentless work within the community.  She provides a “world class educational and research environment” that allows students to grow both professionally and academically. 


Students Learn the Value of STEM
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 Members of the NanoBioScience Partnership Evaluation team presented "The Prediction of Student Goal Orientation Based on Student level Factors and Teacher Goal Orientation in Middle School Science Classrooms" at the recent Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA) Conference in Jacksonville, FL. The study examines the effects of teacher perception of classroom goal orientation in middle school science classrooms in the Alabama Black Belt region on the motivation of middle school students to want to learn science. The study found that teachers' perceptions of classroom goal orientation predicts student motivation in middle school science classrooms in the Alabama Black Belt region. (Click here to view presentation) 


McKee Middle School Set for Nationals after Regional SECME Win

Twenty students at McKee Middle School in Montgomery are gearing up for the Mousetrap Car National Competiton in Birmingham, AL on the campus of the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Last weekend, these students traveled to Tuskegee Institute Middle School.  McKee students won first, second, and third places in the Regional Southern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering, Science, Technology and Mathematics (SECME) competition in the Mousetrap Car event.

"It's great to see when your kids put forth a lot of work and dedication and it pays off," said teacher Jennifer Julius. "Our goal was not to win, but to make sure they do their very best."


Drs. Alicia and Michael Curry, MSP Module Developers, are featured in the Diversity Recruitment Partners in Education Magazine Fall 2014 Edition




 Congratulations to Dr. Joni Lakin, MSP Evaluator, on her publication featured in the Journal of Science Education
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