Nicole DiGironimo

EDUCATION

University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Ph.D in Science Education                                                    In Progress, 2010

Dissertation: “TITLE”

Committee: Professors Eric Eslinger (chair), Zoubeida Dagher, Fred Hofstetter, Thomas Powers

M.A. in Education                                                                  2006

Area of Focus: Curriculum

 

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

M.S. in Physics                                                                       2003

Area of Focus: Astrophysics

 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

B.S. in Mathematics                                                              2000

Area of Concentration: Operations Research

Minor: Management

PUBLICATIONS AND Presentations

DiGironimo, N., (In Preparation). A Conceptual Framework for Investigating Student Conceptions about the Nature of Technology. Predicted submission, October 2009

 

DiGironimo, N., (In Preparation). What is Technology? Investigating Student Conceptions about the Nature of Technology. Predicted submission, September 2009

 

DiGironimo, N., (2009). What is Technology? A Conceptual Framework for Investigating Student Conceptions about the Nature of Technology. Paper presented at the National Association for Research on Science Teaching Annual Meeting, Garden Grove, California, USA

 

DiGironimo, N., (2009). Implications of Student Beliefs about the Nature of Technology. Presentation at the School of Education Graduate Student Research Forum, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA

 

DiGironimo, N., (2007). A Concentration Analysis of Student Responses on the 1995 Version of the Force Concept Inventory. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, USA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Instructor – “Elementary Curriculum: Science”

Spring, 2009; Fall 2007; Fall, 2005

Developed syllabus and overall course structure, and administered all grades.

 

Teaching Assistant – “Elementary Curriculum: Science”

Fall 2004 - Spring 2008

Collaborated on curriculum and exam development, met with students upon request, and graded written work, including final exam papers.

 

Drexel University, Richard C. Goodwin College of Professional Studies, Philadelphia, PA

Adjunct Assistant Professor – Physics I, II, and III

2004 - 2008

Developed syllabus and overall course structure, and administered all grades.

 

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Adjunct Faculty – General Physics; Physics I, II, and III; Physical Foundations of Engineering II

2004 - 2008

Developed syllabus and overall course structure including a weekly lab practicum, and administered all grades.

 

JNA Institute of Culinary Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Adjunct Instructor – Business Mathematics; Business English; Cost Control

2003 - 2009

Developed syllabus and overall course structure, and administered all grades.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

JNA Institute of Culinary Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Director of Training                                                                2005Present

Regularly met with instructors to discuss improvements, changes, or recommendations to current programs; advised instructors of school policies and procedures through faculty guidelines (which are given to all instructors); and monitored the instructional delivery of each program through the collection or development, and review of course syllabi.

 

The Rock School, Philadelphia, PA

Mathematics and Science Tutor                                           2002Present

Tutored for all high school mathematics courses, from Algebra 1 through Calculus. Tutored for all high school sciences courses, including biology, chemistry, and physics.

research areas

Student Conceptions about the Nature of Technology

Educational Technology for Students, Teachers, and Researchers

Honors and AWARDS

Professional Development Award, University of Delaware    2009

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Drexel University 2000

Rensselaer Math and Science Award, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    19962000

 Professional associations

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

National Association for Research on Science Teaching (NARST)

Dissertation Committee

Assistant Professor Eric Eslinger (chair), University of Delaware

(302) 831-4574

eslinger@udel.edu

Professor Zoubeida Dagher, University of Delaware

(302) 831-1667

zoubeida@udel.edu

Professor Fred Hofstetter, University of Delaware

(302) 831-8164

fth@udel.edu

Assistant Professor Thomas Powers, University of Delaware

(302) 831-3229

tpowers@udel.edu