A proposal by Drs. Mythili Menon and Karissa Marble-Flint was selected by the United Way of the Plains for the Impact on the Plains Competition in the area of education. Their proposal is one of the top two in the finals for the competition.
Menon is the director of the Center for Educational Technologies to Assist Refugee Learners (CETARL) and assistant professor of Linguistics. Marble-Flint is the co-director of CETARL and assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
As part of the competition, Menon and Marble-Flint will give a “Shark Tank-style” pitch for CETARL’s digital educational platform, LingoLabs, Nov. 15. If successful, Menon and Marble-Flint will be awarded $25,000 for CETARL to support Wichita area refugee families, children and USD 259 classroom teachers who will beta-test the prototype of the platform.