Dr. Miles Goes to Press Again, Again and Again

Dr. Miles, despite her busy teaching schedule, has 3 articles coming out in the later half of 2013.  They are as follows: Miles, R.,& Ran,R.,& Dotson K.(2013). Perceptions of Diversity in Higher Education, The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 61:2, 74-82. Brown, B.; Parsons, E.; Miles, R.; & Henderson, J.B. (2013) Exploring The Alignment of Black Scientists with the American Scientific Community: Does Race Still Matter? Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering 19(2), 95-120. Miles, R., Slagter Van Tryon, P. & Moore, Continue reading →

New Faculty Member Stays Busy This Fall

New faculty member, Dr. Carmen Woodhall, stays busy this fall with teaching, publishing articles, and presenting at conferences. Below are the details if you want to keep up with Dr. Woodhall! She is teaching: SCIE 3216 Teaching Science in the Elementary School (F) SCIE 6320 Advanced Methods of Assessment in Science Education (F) SCIE 6310 Advanced Methods in Science Teaching and Learning (F) She is writing: Article —Woodhall, C. & Zygouris-Coe, V. (2013). An Exploratory Study of Science Teachers’ Instructional Challenges and Disciplinary Literacy. American Continue reading →

Recent MS Instructional Technology Graduate Publishes in Educause Review

Recent MSITE graduate student, Rob Moore, publishes a case study that he wrote about the webinar series delivered at the School of Government, UNC Chapel Hill.  It went live on November 4, 2013.  Rob Moore is an instructional designer with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government. He received his M.S. in Instructional Technology from ECU in May, 2013. Click here to view the article: http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/working-together-public-records-webinar-series Congratulations, Rob.

ECU Student Wins “Student of the Year Award” at NCCTM

Blaire Watford, senior BS Mathematics Education and BA Mathematics double major, won the Eastern Region NCCTM Student of the Year award. Blaire is an outstanding student who is involved in the Gamma Chapter (student organization of NCCTM at ECU), has volunteered for a number of mathematics education service projects, is involved in several ECU service activities, and has won mathematics/mathematics education academic scholarships.

Coveted Rankin Award at NCCTM

William “Ray” Jernigan was one of three winners of the coveted Rankin Award for his numerous contributions – teacher, leader, coach, and NCCTM do-everything man. Ray has taught for both the Department of Mathematics and for the Mathematics Education area as well as collaborating with ECU as a teacher at Farmville Central HS and as a lead facilitator for NC-PIMS.

ECU Student Presents at NCCTM Conference

ECU Brooke Hill presented a session on probability to high school teachers at the November 1st NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference in Greensboro. Brooke is working on a MAED in Mathematics Education. She received her BS in Mathematics from  ECU May 2013. Professor, Rose Sinecrope, gave her an excellent review saying, “Brooke was awesome!”

Gamma Student Chapter Experiences 3D Printing

On Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013, Dr. Abbie Brown, a full professor in Instruction Technology, shared his knowledge of and experiences with 3D printing with mathematics education students and faculty. Dr. Brown spoke with a standing room only crowd during the monthly Gamma Student Chapter meeting. Students and faculty enjoyed getting their hands on several of Dr. Brown’s previous prints, which included a dragon, a dog, a treasure chest, an owl, and a ring. Attendees learned about the cost of necessary materials, how 3D printing works, Continue reading →

Mathematics Education Students Share Posters About NCCTM Conference

The North Carolina Council Teachers of Mathematics held their state conference Oct 31-Nov 1, 2013 in Greensboro, NC. A delegation of 18 Senior 1, secondary mathematics education students were among those representing ECU as attendees at this event. Upon their return from the conference, these students created posters highlighting several interesting or useful ideas gleaned from the sessions and workshops. On Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013, these students hosted a special Gamma Student Chapter event to share their posters with other mathematics education students and faculty. Continue reading →

NC Science Festival Needs Presenters!

The NC Science Festival (March 28-April 13, 2014) is now accepting applications from teachers and administrators for our 2014 K-12 programs! Applications will be accepted through November 1, and decisions will be made by mid-November. Visit our website at http://www.ncsciencefestival.org/get-involved/k-12-educator-toolkit/ to get started. The Festival is offering the following programs: Elementary Schools – Folt Science Nights The Festival is giving away 75 science kits that will help you host a fun family science night. Kits include planning guide, 12 hands-on activities and materials for up Continue reading →

The Science Education Club is back in full blast!

The first meeting was held September 30, 2013 and the room was full with education majors. Thirty students attended the meeting and several science instructors and faculty were present too! Guest Speaker, Blair Driver, discussed information about NCSTA (North Carolina Science Teacher Association), and the benefits of joining as a student. Brochures were passed out about how to enroll in NCSTA. Blair Driver is the District 1 representative for NCSTA and is a middle school science teacher in Pitt County. Dr. Collins from the ECU Continue reading →