2019 Early Career Research Award
Dr. Eve Manz
Wheelock College of Education and Human Development
Dr. Eve Manz was selected to receive the NARST 2019 Early Career Research Award (ECRA). This honor recognizes Eve Manz’s professional accomplishments as significant among other early career researchers nominated this year. Manz’s research focuses on the design and enactment of science learning environments that engage elementary school students in productive sense-making. She explores how teachers conceptualize and implement science practices, as well as how young learners meaningfully engage in those practices as they develop disciplinary knowledge. Dr. Manz advances the idea of implementing uncertainty in elementary students’ empirical activities to support their engagement in science practices. In partnership with school leaders and teachers, she also studies the complexity of elementary teaching systems. Her work is grounded in sociocultural theories, science studies, and the learning sciences, resulting in novel theoretical frameworks and methods for tracing the emergence of science practices and associated discourse in classrooms. As an early career scholar, Dr. Manz is making significant contributions. She publishes her findings in the highest quality science education, learning sciences, and education, more broadly, journals. She also has garnered significant funding to support her research, including a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.