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CEHD students and faculty conduct rigorous inquiry to understand the many factors influencing our social health and economic prosperity. Sustained focus and expertise are needed to continue improving our quality of life.

We will invest in the brightest and most creative students, and in training teachers who reflect the diversity of our schools and classrooms. We will recruit and retain bright and motivated faculty researchers who embrace new learning technologies and make STEM education come alive. We will continue to lead the way in the science of early childhood. And we will provide our students the international experiences, internships and service learning to prepare them for the 21st century.

The Improving Lives campaign seeks increased support to expand our work around four critical issues. These additional resources, applied strategically, will advance critical research, support effective interventions, and train future generations of students.

Improving Lives in action.

  • Becky Steffens
    "The scholarship gave me reassurance that my hard work in school was worth it. Having someone recognize the achievements you have made can make a huge difference in your life. It did in mine." BECKY STEFFENS, M.Ed. ’12
    early childhood education, and early childhood special education licensure     read more
  • Frank Braun
    "The year in Berlin was a mind-changing experience. I want to see others have the same kinds of opportunities I had." FRANK BRAUN, PH.D.
    CEHD faculty member retired      read more
  • Diego Garcia-Huidobro
    "I will use my learning in the academic community but also by serving community people who don't have access to ‘scientific knowledge.’ These are the people with the greatest need, who need our efforts." DIEGO GARCÍA-HUIDABRO, M.D. doctoral student
    family social science      read more
  • Sue Vang
    "The award has shaped me to become a critical thinker about reading and to find identity in the work I do every day for literacy development." SUE VANG
    elementary teacher and M.Ed. and reading licensure student      read more
  • Talisha Richardson
    "My dream is of breaking barriers, moving forward with a life that can be an example and a kind of redemption for my family." TALISHA RICHARDSON
    master of social work student      read more
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