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As Discovery Center staff follow return to campus protocols, our offices may be closed. Please note, we are still available to provide services and support for your work. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us via phone (513) 529-1686 or email for assistance.

Discovery Success Stories

Dr. Joanne Caniglia

Dr. Joanne Caniglia“The Center has provided our grant program officers with reports that are carefully assembled not only ensuring compliance, but also to give the most accurate information to the leadership team.  From personal observation of the project to the final analysis of data, the Center gives national, state, and regional reports that provide readers with a clear understanding of the project.”

Dr. Joanne Caniglia, Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies, Kent State University

Dr. Joseph Gardella

Dr. Joseph Gardella

"The Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership (ISEP) with Buffalo Public Schools is an NSF Math Science Partnership and most recently, one of 27 STEM Ecosystems recognized nationally by the STEM Funders Network. ISEP has worked with leadership and staff of the Discovery Center since 2011.Our work with the Center allows us to provide cutting edge data and analysis to publish, to inform our regional and national leadership, and to provide us with the best constructive and data-driven evaluations that we could hope for. Their direct and regular engagement on every level of the ISEP program planning is a key resource and truly unique."

Dr. Joseph Gardella, SUNY Distinguished Professor and John and Frances Larkin Professor of Chemistry, University at Buffalo - SUNY

Dr. Steven Howe

Dr. Steven Howe

“The University of Cincinnati’s NSF-funded ADVANCE grant has been supported from its inception by an excellent team of Discovery Center staff, who served as our external evaluation team. They brought to this work outstanding technical skills, both qualitative and quantitative, as well as extensive previous experience with ADVANCE grants, which proved incredibly useful to us both as our project was getting started and over its course.”

Dr. Steven Howe, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Cincinnati

Dr. Eaton Lattman

Dr. Eaton Lattman

“[The Discovery Center] has helped the NSF BioXFEL Science and Technology Center stay focused and committed to our strategic objectives.  The ability to gather data from our constituents in a professional, analytical manner with the Center’s help has been invaluable.” 

Dr. Eaton Lattman, BioXFEL Center & Department Structural Biology, University at Buffalo, Hauptman-Woodward Institute, SUNY Principal Research Scientist, and Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Emeritus

Diana Lowe

Diana Lowe

“I am very passionate about supporting iDiscovery professional learning experiences here in Ohio. I have been involved in facilitating these classes since the inception of the program. Primary teachers need professional development focusing specifically on K-2 math. I have observed that primary teachers will embrace student led, problem based mathematics if they are just given the opportunity to learn best practices and if they are given the support needed to implement these practices in their classrooms. To me, these areas of support are the real power behind iDiscovery classes.”

Diana Lowe, 35-year, Retired K-2 Ohio Educator, 14-year iDiscoverySupporter and Facilitator

Dr. Cricket Meehan

Cricket Meehan

“Kristen Morio and her Discovery Center colleagues have been outstanding evaluation partners throughout Ohio's Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience Education) initiative. Kristen and her team have supported our multiple partners (including the Ohio Department of Education, MU's Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs, and our three partnering Educational Service Centers in Cuyahoga, Warren, and Wood counties) in navigating the complex and multiple layers of federal, state, and local process and outcome measurement and reporting, which allows our team to focus on bringing much-needed mental health and behavioral health services to our youth in Ohio's schools.”

Dr. Cricket Meehan, Director of Miami University's Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs

Dr. Ellen Yezierski

Dr. Ellen Yezierski

“The Center conducts the external evaluation for our NSF DRK-12 project to improve the frequency and quality of inquiry instruction in high school chemistry. The staff is responsive, supportive, and experienced in facilitating large-scale projects with schools making them well versed in the complex methods and logistics of doing educational research ‘in the wild.’”

Dr. Ellen Yezierski, Principal Investigator, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Miami University

Opportunities For Involvement

Discovery Center Fellowship

The Discovery Center Fellowship Program is open to all Miami University faculty (with continuing appointments) and emeritus faculty. This opportunity is designed to build dialogue and collaborations among researchers, educators, administrators, policymakers, and stakeholders in the fields of education, evaluation, and research. For more information contact Ms. Emily Ryan at or call the Center at (513) 529-1686.

Fellowship Program Application

Faculty/Staff Research Hub

While Discovery Center offices remain closed, please note that EHS Research Computers with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, Winsteps, NVivo) can now be accessed in the Engaging Technology Lab (ETL) in McGuffey room 214. Unfortunately, at this time, Discovery Center staff are not available to provide face-to-face technical assistance for research. We apologize for the inconvenience. You can walk-in to the ETL during office hours or schedule a visit by emailing /, or call the ETL at (513)529-0400 for additional information.

Discovery Center Support Services

Discovery Center Staff strive, not only to provide quality products and services to clients, but also to equip individuals with resources, tools, and knowledge they to design, implement, execute, and evaluate their own programs and projects. To learn more about how Center staff can support and assist you with your work, please email or call (513) 529-1686.