Monthly Archives: October 2013

ECU Alumnus Wins Teacher of the Year Award from Wilson Community College

Brandon Craft

Brandon Craft, ECU Alumnus, is awarded 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year for Wilson Community College. Mr. Craft completed his B.S. Mathematics, Secondary Education degree from ECU in 2007 and his M.A. Mathematics degree in 2010. Prior to teaching mathematics at Wilson Community College, Mr. Craft was a high school teacher at SouthWest Edgecombe High School in Pinetops, NC.

Never Too Old for LEGO!

IMG_0015 LEGO

On Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 Jennifer Christensen met with the Gamma Student Chapter, Mathematics Education Club. She introduced students and faculty to U.S. FIRST: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (http://www.usfirst.org/); a national LEGO robotics challenge league that emphasizes STEM learning across K-12. There are four local teams at the middle grades level that meet 1-2 times per week to prepare for local, state, national, and international competitions. Students and faculty enjoyed playing with sample robots, and a few students expressed interest in becoming mentors for local FIRST LEGO League robotics teams in Pitt County.