Dr. Neal Grandgenett
- Dr. George and Sally Haddix Community Chair of STEM Education
- Teacher Education, Professor
Dr. Grandgenett is the Haddix Community Chair of STEM Education, a Professor of Mathematics Education at UNO, a former middle school mathematics teacher, and an educational researcher with more than 150 publications, $16 million in grants, and numerous professional presentations.
STEM Instruction and Learning
Methods of Teaching Mathematics
Research Design, Statistics
Improvement of Instruction
Technology-based learning environments in STEM
Engineering education in P12 settings
STEM integration in P12 education
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Technology use in P12 and Teacher Education
Mathematical Reasoning and Problem Based Learning
Evaluation of Education Projects
Dr. Neal Grandgenett is the Dr. George and Sally Haddix Community Chair of STEM Education in the College of Education at UNO (Office of STEM Education), where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in STEM education, interdisciplinary learning, and research methods. Dr. Grandgenett's interests include the development and evaluation of technology-based learning environments in STEM Education, and he has authored over 150 articles and research papers related to these interests, as well as six book chapters and one book. Dr. Grandgenett has received more than $18,000,000 in federal grants while at UNO, and has been the investigator or current co-investigator on fourteen grant projects funded by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Grandgenett's teaching, research, and service efforts at UNO have resulted in various awards, including the NU Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award, the UNO Strategic Planning Award, the UNO Chancellor's Medal, the Alumni Teaching Award, the Distinguished Research and Creativity Award, the Peter Kiewit Professorship, the Paul Kennedy Diamond Professorship, the Nebraska Technology Professor of the Year Award, and the NASA Mission Home Award.
Awards and Honors
The Dr. George and Sally Haddix Community Chair in STEM Education, Leadership - 2010
The UNO Chancellor’s Medal, Service, University - 2010
NU Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award, Teaching - 2016
Kellogg Foundation Community-University Engagement Award, Leadership - 2016
Lifetime Achievement Award, Leadership - 2013
Ph D, Iowa State University, Curriculum and Instruction
MS, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Math Education
BS, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Education
Grandgenett, Nealy. 2007. (2006-07) Published Chapter in AACTE Handbook on Technology in Teacher Education.
Grandgenett, Nealy, Edick, Nancy, Boocker, David, Ali, Hesham, Hodge, Angie, Dorn, Brian, Cutucache, Christine. 2015. Community Chairs as a Catalyst for Campus Collaboration, Metropolitan Universities Journal, 26, 1, 52-72.
Nugent, Gwen, Barker, Brad, Welch, Greg, Grandgenett, Nealy, Wu, ChaoRong, Nelson, Carl. 2016. A Model of Factors Contributing to STEM Learning and Career Orientation, Internal Journal of Science Education, 37, 7, 1067-1088.
Grandgenett, Nealy, Perry, Pam, Pensabene, Thomas, Wegner, Karen, Nirenberg, Robert, Pilcher, Phil, Otterpohl, Candy. 2018. Building automation and the contextualization of information Technology: The journey of a midwestern community college in the U.S., Journal of Education and Training Studies, 6, 2, 149-159.
Grandgenett, Nealy, Harris, Judi, Hofer, Mark. 2009. Grounded technology integration in mathematics, Learning and Leading with Technology, 37, 3, 24-26.
Externally Funded Research
BODYMODELS, National Science Foundation, Federal, 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2020
Department, College, and University
Chancellor's Transition Council, Committee Member, This committee helped to inform the transition process for the new Chancellor at UNO, as they ramped up into the UNO position and also articulated efforts with the University of Nebraska Medical Center., 08/01/2017 - present
Office of STEM Education, Committee Chair, 09/01/2009 - present
(2006-07) Member of The Nebraska NASA Grant / EPSCORE Advisory Board, Committee Member, I was a member of The Nebraska NASA Grant / EPSCORE Advisory Board and Outreach Committee. This group goes across the NU system and we review proposals for NASA/EPSCORE and Seed money funding. I am the UNO representative. The group meets twice per year. - present
NASA Nebraska Epscore Advisory Committee, Committee Member, This group goes across the NU system and we review efforts of the NASA/EPSCORE and Seed money funding for Space Grant related activities., 06/01/2009 - present
UNMC and UNO E-Learning Partnership, Committee Member, This committee is a joint UNMC and UNO effort to get UNO graduate and undergraduate students to get involved in the UNMC-UNO collaborative E-Learning uBEATS efforts., 11/01/2017 - present
NASA Earth & Space Science Product Review, Reviewer, Textbook, This is the NASA review process for giving the "stamp of NASA approval" for NASA curriculum materials., 01/01/2015 - present
Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education, Organization Member, This organization holds frequent conference related to the use of computers in teaching and learning., 01/01/2005 - present
NASA EPSCoR Review, Reviewer, Grant Proposal, This review process involved examining scientific research proposals for NASA EPSCoR, 12/07/2015 - present
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Organization Member, I am a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and regularly attend conferences., 01/01/2005 - present
Software Review Editor, Mathematics and Computer Education, Editor, Associate Editor, This activity consists of editing and coordinating software reviews for publication in the journal's quarterly issues and the periodic writing of quarterly software reviews, 01/01/1990 - present
The Omaha Citywide STEM Ecosystem, Committee Chair, 02/01/2016 - present
NU STEM Network, Other, 01/01/2013 - present
Informational Talks for Educational Robotics, Program Coordinator, 01/01/2012 - present
Secondary Mathematics Workshop Facilitator, Discussant, 01/01/2015 - present
High Ability Learners Robotics Workshop, Workshop Organizer, 07/11/2013 - present
Internet Publication, Spotlight: STEM Education at UNO, This videoclip and Internet description showcased UNO STEM and particularly efforts in our TED STEM coursework. It can be accessed at: http://www.unomaha.edu/news/2014/01/homepage/spotlight-on-stem.php, 01/21/2014
Internet Publication, Nebraska Loves Public Schools, I worked with the Nebraska Loves Public Schools Team to showcase our UNO Robotics Efforts. This clip can be found at: http://www.nelovesps.org/watchnow?TN=PROJECT-20130226111910, 04/01/2013
Magazine, UNO Magazine - STEM Wear, This article described my UNO work with UNL on wearable technologies, and our NSF work., 11/01/2015
Magazine, UNO Magazine - UNO STEM Chairs Standing Tall, This media feature was about the UNO STEM Community Chairs, and was in the UNO Magazine Fall 2015 issue, that was entitled: Wired: UNO Plugs into the STEM Revolution., 11/01/2015
Magazine, Omaha Magazine, I was interviewed about STEM Education in the city by the Omaha Magazine in an article entitled "Reach for the Stars"., 05/25/2017