Cory Forbes

Cory Forbes

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Title Associate Professor of Science Education, Coordinator, IANR Science Literacy
Address 523 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583-0995
Phone 402-472-7844
FAX 402-472-2946
E-mail cforbes3@unl.edu
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Selected Publications

Dauer, J., Forbes, C. 2016. Making decisions about complex socioscientific issues: a multidisciplinary science course. Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal. 8:5-12. Online
Sabel, J., Forbes, C., Flynn, M.L. 2016. Elementary teachers' use of content knowledge to evaluate students' thinking in the life sciences. International Journal of Science Education. 7:1077-1099.
Zangori, L., Forbes, C. 2016. Exploring 3rd-grade students' model-based explanations about plant relationships within an ecosystem. Science Education. 6: 961–982.

Educational Background

  • BS - University of Kansas, Biology (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) (1999)
  • MS - University of Kansas, Curriculum and Instruction (2002)
  • MS - University of Michigan, Natural Resources and Environment (2009)
  • PhD - University of Michigan, Science Education (2009)

Awards

  • 2017 – SENCER Leadership Fellow awarded by National Center for Science and Civic Engagement 
  • 2014 – NARST Early Career Research Award awarded by National Association for Research in Science Teaching 
  • 1/1/2014 – REFLECTIVE ASSESSMENT FOR ELEMENTARY SCIENCE awarded by Spencer Foundation 
  • 9/1/2012 – MODELING HYDROLOGIC SYSTEMS IN ELEMENTARY SCIENCE (MoHSES) awarded by National Science Foundation 
  • 4/1/2009 – PROMOTING INQUIRY-BASED ELEMENTARY SCIENCE THROUGH COLLABORATE CURRICULUM CONSTRUCTION (PIESC3) awarded by Carver Charitable Trust 

SNR Mission Area(s)

  • Environmental Science

Affiliations (index)

Professional Organizations

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    • Member 
  • International Society of the Learning Sciences (ICLS)
    • Member 
  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)
    • Member 
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
    • Member 

Notable Websites

Areas of Interest

  • Science Literacy
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
  • Social-ecological systems
  • STEM teaching and learning
  • Food-Energy-Water-Nexus
  • Environmental Education and Interpretation

Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title Water Education Leaders for Secondary Science
Starting Date 12/1/2016
Principal Investigators
Cory Forbes
Co-PIs
Brozovic, Nicholas
Ending Date 11/30/2019
Funding Level $144,150.00
Funding Source USDA - NIFA

 
Grant Title IUSE: Fostering Undergraduate Students Disciplinary Learning and Water Literacy
Starting Date 8/1/2016
Principal Investigators
Cory Forbes
Co-PIs
Brozovic, Nicholas
Trenton Franz
Ending Date 7/31/2019
Funding Level $299,018.00
Funding Source National Science Foundation

 
Grant Title Extension Graduate Assistantship (Smith Lever)
Starting Date 8/24/2015
Principal Investigators
Cory Forbes
Ending Date 7/31/2016
Funding Level $18,000.00
Funding Source Smith Lever Funds

 
Grant Title Nebraska WETS
Starting Date 2/19/2015
Principal Investigators
Cory Forbes
Co-PIs
Tonya Bernadt
Tina Vo
Ending Date 8/15/2016
Funding Level $71,140.00
Funding Source Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

 
Grant Title 2015 Annual International Conference
Starting Date 1/1/2015
Principal Investigators
Cory Forbes
Ending Date 6/30/2015
Funding Level $500.00
Funding Source IANR Travel Funds

 
Grant Title National Center for Agricultural Literacy
Starting Date 5/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Kathleen Lodl
Co-PIs
Cory Forbes
Tiffany Heng-Moss
Ending Date 4/30/2016
Funding Level $68,450.00
Funding Source Utah State University

 
Grant Title National Center for Agricultural Literacy
Starting Date 5/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Kathleen Lodl
Co-PIs
Cory Forbes
Tiffany Heng-Moss
Ending Date 12/31/2014
Funding Level $10,300.00
Funding Source Utah State University

 
Grant Title Hydrologic Systems in Elementary Science
Starting Date 12/31/2013
Principal Investigators
Cory Forbes
Ending Date 8/31/2015
Funding Level $327,537.00
Funding Source National Science Foundation

 
Grant Title An Exploratory Study of Elementary Teachers' Use of Formative Assessment in Science
Starting Date 1/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Cory Forbes
Ending Date 12/31/2015
Funding Level $39,663.00
Funding Source Spencer Foundation

 

Graduate Program(s)

Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences


including specializations in
  • Human Dimensions

Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences


including specializations in
  • Human Dimensions