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COEC Staff Participate in National Asthma Awareness Month

May 29, 2014

May was National Asthma Awareness Month and Neasha Graves and Megan Hughes, Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC) educators, were busy conducting several NIEHS-funded asthma and healthy homes activities and trainings around the region. On May 7, the COEC presented … Read more

IDEA High School Program Saturday Academy, March 15th

March 18, 2014

On Saturday, March 15, the IDEA High School Geoscience Students traveled to Newport News, VA to visit the Virginia Living Museum.  Students learned about the hydrology and geology of the Chesapeake Bay, the Appalachian Mountains, and the Virginia Coastal Plain.  … Read more

IDEA High School Program Saturday Academy, February 22nd

February 23, 2014

On February 22, 2014 IDEA High School Geoscience students attended Saturday Academy 3.  We were joined by IE’s Dr. Lindsay Dubbs for marine science exploration at Nags Head, NC.  We also worked with Beky Branagan, from Outdoor Afro, who led … Read more

ERP Presentation at AGU Fall Meeting

December 11, 2013

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

November 25, 2013

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

November 14, 2013

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

Science Teachers Participate in iPad Workshop

October 30, 2013

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