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 →

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 →

Elementary Science Publishes and Presents Research

We’re very proud to announce several publications and presentations by our elementary science education faculty and graduate students. Science and Children, the journal of the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) for elementary teachers, has accepted Tammy D. Lee’s article for publication “Close Encounters of the Amphibious Kind: Frog Calls across Ponds and across Disciplines.”  Tammy’s article demonstrates how elementary teachers can have students work in groups to learn about sound through frog calls. In addition, our elementary science education faculty, Tammy D. Lee and Bonnie Continue reading →

MSITE Student-Faculty Meet & Greet Success!

Last Thursday (8/29/2013), MSITE graduate and undergraduate students took advantage of the opportunity to meet & greet with one another, and make small-talk with their professors outside of the classroom!  Faculty and staff provided heavy hors d’oeuvres for everyone to snack on while they were engaging in lively conversations. Overall, 59 students and 15 faculty/staff members were in attendance. Math Graduate Assistant Daphney “Brooke” Hill enjoyed herself immensely. She said: “It was refreshing to talk with some of the freshman students intending to study Math Continue reading →

MSITE Welcomes New Faculty

Several new faculty members join the MSITE Department this fall.  We welcome: Charity Cayton, Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education Bonnie Glass, Teaching Instructor in Science Education Maureen Grady, Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education Kay Ringer, Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education Carmen Woodhall, Teaching Assistant Professor in Science Education Shawn Moore, Assistant Director, Center for STEM Education

ECU Senior Receives the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Outstanding Mathematics Education Student Award

Greenville, NC – Alan Faulkner, an ECU senior, received the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Outstanding Mathematics Education Student Award at the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Awards Breakfast, Koury Convention Center, Greensboro, NC on Friday, October 31, 2008.  Dr. Bampia Bangura, chair of the committee, recognized Alan’s academic excellence and his exceptional service to the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, teachers of mathematics, and mathematics students in eastern North Carolina. Alan also received a plaque and a check Continue reading →

National Science Foundation Team Evaluates NC-PIMS Grant at ECU

Greenville, NC – The National Science Foundation (NSF) Team is visiting East Carolina University this week to evaluate the management of the North Carolina Partnership for Improving Mathematics and Science (NC-PIMS) Grant.  They arrived on campus Wednesday, June, 15th and will be in Greenville through Friday, June, 17th.  The NSF team began their visit by listening to a presentation from the grant management team.  Members of ECU’s higher education community including Marilyn Sheerer, dean for ECU’s College of Education; Molly Broad, President of the UNC Continue reading →