URSA announces 2023-2024 Community-Engaged Learning awardee

Beatrice Turley, URSA 2023-2024 CEL recipient
Beatrice Turley, URSA 2023-2024 CEL recipient

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity congratulates Beatrice Turley, a Secondary Education and Music undergraduate student, who received an URSA 2023-2024 Community-Engaged Learning Award for their proposal titled: Understanding Introductory Geometry Through Music, Movement, and Listening.

Turley's project, mentored by Sean Dowgray, centers around the Alaskan public school standard geometry curriculum and integrates percussion instruments into the lesson plan to strengthen students' fundamental understanding of mathematical concepts. Throughout the award period Turley will share her curriculum through workshops and presentations with music education students on campus and through hands-on playing sessions with the Fairbanks Children's Museum, the Galena City School District, and the Nunamiut School in Anaktuvuk Pass.

URSA CEL Awards are are open to undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, staff and faculty applicants each fall. This award offers funding up to $5,000 to work with a community partner to explore a community need or problem through research or scholarly activity.

Contact the URSA Office for more information on how to get involved: uaf-ursa@alaska.edu | 907-450-8772.