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  • ERP Presentation at AGU Fall Meeting

    Dana Haine, ERP’s K-12 Science Education Manager, presented a session titled “Utilizing partnerships with scientists to enhance teacher capacity to address the Next Generation Science Standards” at the Fall 2013 AGU meeting in San Francisco.  This presentation featured ERP’s work … Read more

  • ERP Staff Present at NSTA and NABT Fall Conferences

    ERP staff presented multiple sessions at the 2013 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) regional conference in Charlotte, NC and the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) conference in Atlanta, Georgia.  Approximately 150 teachers participated in the following interactive sessions: Epigenetics: … Read more

  • SRP Investigator Travels to China to Share Research on Bioremedition

    Dr. Mike Aitken presented an invited lecture, “Challenges in understanding and influencing the biodegradation of PAHs in contaminated soil,” at the 21st International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry in Wuhan, China. Dr. Aitken and his team in the UNC Superfund Research … Read more

  • UNC SRP Researchers Explore Links Between Cadmium Exposure and Newborn Health

    A recent article published in the journal Epigenetics highlights the work of several UNC Superfund Research Program investigators and trainees interested in identifying how prenatal exposure to cadmium can influence newborn DNA and ultimately, long-term health. Cadmium is a known … Read more

  • Science Teachers Participate in iPad Workshop

    On October 22nd, twenty-one science teachers from across NC participated in a day-long workshop titled, Using the iPad in Science Instruction and Energy Education. During this workshop, participants received hands-on training from a trained Apple educator and learned how to … Read more

  • ERP Staff Attend Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting

    ERP Director Kathleen Gray and Environmental Education Coordinator Sarah Yelton attended the 26th annual Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana through their work with the UNC Superfund Research Program‘s Research Translation Core.  Ms. Yelton presented a research … Read more

  • ERP Receives Student Science Enrichment Award from Burroughs Wellcome Fund

    The ERP received a Student Science Enrichment Program (SSEP) award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to continue its successful Climate Leadership and Energy Awareness Program (Climate LEAP) through 2017. Since 2009, Climate LEAP has engaged 168 rising 9th-12th grade students … Read more

  • Bringing Water Quality and Superfund Education to NC Classrooms

    Continuing a long-running collaboration, the UNC SRP Research Translation Core, UNC Institute for the Environment, and Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP) partnered to conduct a professional development institute for NC science teachers focused on making connections between local water quality and environmental health.During … Read more

  • ERP Staff Present at 2013 WorldView Conference

    Several ERP staff traveled to Enloe Magnet High School in Raleigh on August 13 to present sessions at the annual World View Partners’ Program: “Transforming Learning Environments through Global and STEM Education.” This one-day workshop for K-12 educators exploring global and … Read more