Thomas Akiva
Faculty - EdD Coordinator

Research and Grants

Grants

Remake making: Understanding adoption and adaptation of facilitated making in libraries, National Science Foundation: Advancing Informal STEM Learning, PI, 2017-2019, $299,495.
Modeling the Creative Learning ecosystem in Pittsburgh, The Heinz Endowments, PI, 2019, $49,500.
Out-of-School Learning in Urban and Disrupted Suburban Areas, The Grable Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, PI, 2017-2018, $35,000 ($17,500 Grable, $17,500 Heinz Endowments).
Evaluation of the Pittsburgh Youth Organizing for School Change Program, The Heinz Endowments, PI, 2014-2017, $555,000.
Simple Interactions 2.0, The Grable Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, PI, 2015-2017, $280,000.
Evaluation of the 2016 Learn & Earn Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Initiative, Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, PI, 2016, $69,500.
Evaluation of the 2015 Learn & Earn Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Initiative, Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, PI, 2015, $134,000.
Youth voice and leadership in the Pittsburgh Hive, The Sprout Fund, PI, 2013, $25,000.
The Digital Corps: Bringing in the community for digital learning in youth programs, Robert Bowne Foundation Edmund A. Stanley, Jr. Research Grant, PI, 2014, $25,000.
National Afterschool Matters Pittsburgh Youth Worker Practitioner Fellowship, United Way of Allegheny County, PI, 2013-2014, $25,500.
Really Simple Improvement (RSI): A process for increasing staff-youth developmental interactions in out-of-school time, The Grable Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, PI, 2013-2014, $130,000.

Research Interests

Thomas Akiva

Contact

University of Pittsburgh
5938 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412-648-7320
tomakiva@pitt.edu