2013-14

Joni Allison

Project Name:

Leading Educators to Homebase

Ms. Allison will partner with Dan Gwaltney, Carmela Fair and LaVerne Weldon at NC DPI for the launch of Home Base, the instructional improvement and student information system designed to house resources for all teachers.

This unique experience positions her to become an ambassador in her region of the state serving to show teachers how this powerful tool can provide them with easy access to outstanding educational materials and lessons that challenge and motivate students.

From School:

Rugby Middle and West Henderson High School

Region:

Henderson County Public Schools

Mentors:

Dan Gwaltney, LaVerne Weldon and Carmela Fair, NC DPI

Sponsor:

NC Department of Public Instruction


Whit Baker

Project Name:

‘Egg’Static About Salmonella Research

Mr. Baker will work with Dr. Hosni Hassan, NC State; Dr. Matt Koci, NC State; Dr. Andrea Azcarte-Peril, UNC-Chapel Hill; and Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin of 4-H to translate laboratory research on Salmonella into a more “digestible” form.

His work will help give other teachers, students and informal educational audiences an increased understanding of food-borne illness and the necessary precautions that must be taken to prevent its outbreak.

After his time in the laboratory and during the second year of the project, he will work with fellow educators and the 4-H Youth and Volunteer Development Department at N.C. State University to create a curriculum for K-12 classrooms and informal educational environments.

From School:

Durham School of the Arts

Region:

Durham Public Schools

Mentors:

Dr. Hassan, Dr. Koci, Dr. Azcarate-Peril, Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin

Sponsor:

USDA


Kristin Bedell

Project Name:

‘Egg’Static About Salmonella Research

Ms. Bedell will work with Dr. Hosni Hassan, NC State; Dr. Matt Koci, NC State; Dr. Andrea Azcarte-Peril, UNC-Chapel Hill; and Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin at 4-H to translate laboratory research on Salmonella into a more “digestible” form.

Her work will help give other teachers, students and informal educational audiences an increased understanding of food-borne illness and the necessary precautions that must be taken to prevent its outbreak.

After her time in the laboratory and during the second year of the project, she will work with fellow educators and the 4-H Youth and Volunteer Development Department at N.C. State University to create a curriculum for K-12 classrooms and informal educational environments.

From School:

Efland-Cheeks Elementary School

Region:

Orange County Schools

Mentors:

Dr. Hassan, Dr. Koci, Dr. Azcarate-Peril, Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin

Sponsor:

USDA


Kathleen Boice

Project Name:

Making Connections with STEM

Working alongside Doug Blew, VP of Global Manufacturing Engineering at CommScope, Ms.Boice will develop curriculum to better prepare local students for STEM-based degree programs while positioning North Carolina as a top global competitor.

CommScope, a leading global manufacturer of Telecommunications products, was founded and is currently headquartered in Hickory, NC. While CommScope has manufacturing capabilities located around the world, locally, the company has two manufacturing plants in Catawba County and one in Iredell County.

From School:

Troutman Middle School

Region:

Iredell-Statesville Schools

Mentor:

Doug Blew, CommScope

Sponsors:

CommScope and NASA


Lisa Bolton

Project Name:

Leading Educators to Homebase

Ms. Bolton will partner with Dan Gwaltney, LaVerne Weldon and Carmela Fair at NC Department of Public Instruction for the launch of Home Base, the instructional improvement and student information system designed to house resources for all teachers.

This unique experience positions her to become an ambassador in her region of the state serving to show teachers how this powerful tool can provide them with easy access to outstanding educational materials and lessons that challenge and motivate students.

From School:

Endeavor Charter School

Region:

Wake County

Mentors:

Dan Gwaltney, LaVerne Weldon and Carmela Fair, NC DPI

Sponsor:

NC Department of Public Instruction


Lauren Boop

Project Name:

‘Egg’Static About Salmonella Research

Ms. Boop will work with Dr. Hosni Hassan, NC State; Dr. Matt Koci, NC State; Dr. Andrea Azcarte-Peril, UNC-Chapel Hill; and Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin, 4-H to translate laboratory research on Salmonella into a more “digestible” form.

Her work will help give other teachers, students and informal educational audiences an increased understanding of food-borne illness and the necessary precautions that must be taken to prevent its outbreak.

After her time in the laboratory and during the second year of the project, she will work with fellow educators and the 4-H Youth and Volunteer Development Department at N.C. State University to create a curriculum for K-12 classrooms and informal educational environments.

From School:

Hilburn Drive Academy

Region:

Wake County Public Schools

Mentors:

Dr. Hassan, Dr. Koci, Dr. Azcarate-Peril, Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin

Sponsor:

USDA


Crystal Boyd

Project Name:

From Crops to Shops: Where Does Food Come From?

Partnered with industry experts, Jeff Bender, Danylu Hundley, Jan Marie Bartholomew, Michele Reedy and Gabe Cumming of the Warren County Farm Bureau and Warren County Economic Development, Ms. Boyd will discover how and why today’s farmers are able to meet the food needs of growing populations.

As Warren County’s newest authority in agricultural science, she is charged with exposing students to the food supply chain, careers in agriculture, historical shifts in farming and the critical need for farming to feed the world population.

From School:

Warren County Middle School

Region:

Warren County Schools

Mentors:

Jeff Bender, Danylu Hundley, Jan Marie Bartholomew, Michele Reedy and Gabe Cumming of the Warren County Farm Bureau and Warren County Economic Development

Sponsor:

Warren Farm Bureau


Julia Brickhouse

Project Name:

Designing and Implementing Instruction to Meet the Needs of ALL Learners

Ms. Brickhouse will play a key role in NC Department of Public Instruction’s intensive, blended professional development initiative focused on implementing the Common Core and Essential Standards.

This opportunity puts her on the cutting edge of creating materials, lessons and educator training sessions for all content areas.

She will join content specialists and professional development consultants Beth Edwards and Sandra Warren of NC DPI.

From School:

Eastern Elementary School

Region:

Pitt County Schools

Mentor:

NC Department of Public Instruction

Mentors:

Beth Edwards and Sandra Warren, NC DPI

Sponsor:

NC Department of Public Instruction


Patricia Coldren

Project Name:

Common Core ELA Lessons and Reflective Videos

Ms. Coldren will have a crucial role in preparing curriculum materials, modeling best practices in curriculum and instruction and training North Carolina teachers.

Working with mentor Julie Joslin and Lisa McIntosh of NC DPI, she deliver a webinar to other teachers in fall 2013 as part of her Fellowship project and lead a professional development workshop at her Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA).

From School:

Lee County Schools

Mentors:

Julie Joslin and Lisa McIntosh, NC DPI

Sponsor:

NC Department of Public Instruction


Sue DePerno

Project Name:

Let’s Measure Together

Partnered with NC Department of Public Instruction expert Tammy Howard, Ms. DePerno will help to develop effective assessment items and tools to assess student growth using the “Measure of Student Learning Common Exams.”

In order to ensure the validity of exam questions, NC DPI seeks input from teachers. Ms. DePerno will play a critical role in developing and determining the validity of test questions used to assess student annual progress.

From School:

East Cary S.T.E.M. Middle School

Region:

Wake County Public Schools

Mentor:

Tammy Howard, NC DPI

Sponsor:

NC Department of Public Instruction


Kimberly Forbes

Project Name:

Robotics and More

Ms. Forbes will engage in a Fellowship project on aerial robotics supported by Lenovo, one of the top two PC makers globally. Her mentor for the project is Sam Morris who serves as the Worldwide Education Segment Executive at Lenovo.

She sponsors a FIRST robotics club at her school for students to compete at regional and state competitions. Over the last several years, she has integrated robotics into the curriculum and was awarded a $4,000 SeaPerch grant from the Office of Naval Research to be able to conduct underwater robotics activities.

From School:

Ferndale Middle School

Region:

Guilford County Schools

Mentor:

Sam Morris, Lenovo

Sponsor:

GlaxoSmithKline


Denise Furr

Project Name:

The Science of the Matter

Ms. Furr will collaborate with staff from the N.C. Science Festival including Jonathan Frederick and Lizza Igoe, UNC Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, and faculty from a variety of disciplines to create an innovative program that includes classroom resources to help students think critically and globally about the impact of new scientific discoveries.

She will create resources to help students weigh their perspectives and communicate their opinions on today’s most important science-related issues as well as enable other teachers to implement the program at their school through the creation of a comprehensive teacher guide.

From School:

Wakefield High School

Region:

Wake County Public Schools

Mentor:

Jonathan Frederick and Lizza Igoe, North Carolina Science Festival

Sponsor:

NASA


Siobhan Gaestel

Project Name:

Growing Your Own Engineers: The Sky’s the Limit

Ms. Gaestel will partner with Navy master artisans and skilled engineers as they work to support and maintain the U.S. fleet of helicopter and rotor aircraft.

Working with a mentor, Bill Fortney, Director of NC State Engineering at Craven Community College, Ms. Gaestel will share her fresh knowledge and invigorating experiences with students by creating compelling classroom lessons that align with state and national standards.

As an authority in K-12 education, she will provide insight into how workplace challenges can be incorporated into authentic classroom lessons.

From School:

Craven Early College EAST

Region:

Craven County Schools

Mentor:

Bill Fortney, NCSU at Craven Community College

Sponsors:

NASA and North Carolina New Schools


Cortney Gordon

Project Name:

‘Egg’Static About Salmonella Research

Ms. Gordon will work with Dr. Hosni Hassan, NC State; Dr. Matt Koci, NC State and Dr. Andrea Azcarte-Peril, UNC-Chapel Hill; Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin, 4-H to translate laboratory research on Salmonella into a more “digestible” form.

Her work will help give other teachers, students and informal educational audiences an increased understanding of food-borne illness and the necessary precautions that must be taken to prevent its outbreak.

After her time in the laboratory and during the second year of the project, she will work with fellow educators and the 4-H Youth and Volunteer Development Department at N.C. State University to create a curriculum for K-12 classrooms and informal educational environments.

From School:

A. B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary

Region:

Wake County Public Schools

Mentors:

Dr. Hassan, Dr. Koci, Dr. Azcarate-Peril, Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin

Sponsor:

USDA


Kari Haddy

Project Name:

Let’s Measure Together

Partnered with NC Department of Public Instruction expert Tammy Howard, Ms. Haddy will help to develop effective assessment items and tools to assess student growth using the “Measure of Student Learning Common Exams.”

In order to ensure the validity of exam questions, NC DPI seeks input from teachers. Ms. Haddy will play a critical role in developing and determining the validity of test questions used to assess student annual progress.

From School:

Northwood High School

Region:

Chatham County Schools

Mentor:

Tammy Howard, NC DPI

Sponsor:

NC Department of Public Instruction


Marci Harvey

Project Name:

Pump New Life Into Classroom Learning With Biofuels

Ms. Harvey is partnering with Dr. Keith Schimmell and Dr. Ghasem Shahbazi at NC A&T’s CREST Bioenergy Center as they develop technology that will make biofuels a more viable source of renewable energy.

She will participate in experiments with cutting-edge bioenergy experimental setups, attend bioenergy seminars, and help deliver high school teacher and student summer camps.

By project’s end, she will create innovative lesson plans that fuel student interest in bioenergy research.

From School:

West Forsyth High School

Region:

Winston-Salem/Forsyth

Mentors:

Dr. Keith Schimmell and Dr. Ghasem Shahbazi, CREST Center at NC A&T

Sponsor:

NC A&T


Rene’ Herrick

Project Name:

Making Global ‘Cents’

Ms. Herrick designed her own Kenan Fellowship project that will focus on financial literacy and global awareness.

Lukas Brun, who is the Senior Research Analyst at the Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness at Duke University, will partner with her on the project.

She will also partner with Stephen Day, the Programs Director at the North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE).

From School:

Fuquay-Varina Elementary School

Region:

Wake County Public Schools

Mentor:

Lukas Brun, Duke University Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness and Stephen Day, North Carolina Council on Economic Education

Sponsor:

Goodnight Educational Foundation


Kelly Hines

Project Name:

Common Core ELA Lessons and Reflective Videos

Ms. Hines will have a crucial role in preparing curriculum materials, modeling best practices in curriculum and instruction and training North Carolina teachers.

Working with mentors Julie Joslin and Lisa McIntosh of NC DPI, she help to deliver a webinar to other teachers in fall 2013 as part of her Fellowship project and lead a professional development workshop at her Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA).

From School:

McLeansville Elementary School

Region:

Guilford County Schools

Mentors:

Julie Joslin and Lisa McIntosh, NC DPI

Sponsor:

NC Department of Public Instruction


Alexandra Humphries

Project Name:

Creating a Common Core Tool Kit

Ms. Humphries will help build a virtual library of curriculum aligned with Common Core Standards.

Working with mentor Barbara Bisssell of the NC Department of Instruction, she will help to deliver a webinar to other teachers in the fall 2013 and lead a regional professional development workshop.

Her project will also involve capturing digital video of excellent instructional delivery of challenging concepts.

From School:

Willow Springs Elementary School

Region:

Wake County Public Schools

Mentor:

Barbara Bissell, NC DPI

Sponsor:

NC Department of Public Instruction


Emily Jolley

Project Name:

Let’s Measure Together

Partnered with NC Department of Public Instruction expert Tammy Howard, Ms. Jolley will help to develop effective assessment items and tools to assess student growth using the “Measure of Student Learning Common Exams.”

In order to ensure the validity of exam questions, NC DPI seeks input from teachers. Ms. Jolley will play a critical role in developing and determining the validity of test questions used to assess student annual progress.

From School:

Millbrook High School

Region:

Wake County Public Schools

Mentor:

Tammy Howard, NC DPI

Sponsor:

NC Department of Public Instruction


Erin Lawrence

Project Name:

Innovation in Biotech Drug Development

Ms.Lawrence will collaborate with Enoc Henry and Biogen Idec’s team of scientists to develop classroom curriculum supporting students’ knowledge and understanding of bio-pharmaceutical research, development and manufacturing processes.

By joining Biogen Idec on the cutting edge of biopharmaceutical discovery, she will create dynamic curriculum to engage the next generation of biotech researchers and scientists.

From School:

Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle School

Region:

Wake County Public Schools

Mentor:

Enoc Henry, Biogen Idec

Sponsor:

Biogen Idec


Beke Lindsay

Project Name:

Leading Educators to Homebase

Ms. Lindsay will partner with Dan Gwaltney, Carmela Fair and LaVerne Weldon at NC DPI for the launch of Home Base, the instructional improvement and student information system designed to house resources for all teachers.

This unique experience positions her to become an ambassador in her region of the state serving to show teachers how this powerful tool can provide them with easy access to outstanding educational materials and lessons that challenge and motivate students.

From School:

South Brunswick High School

Region:

Brunswick County School

Mentors:

Dan Gwaltney, LaVerne Weldon and Carmela Fair, NC DPI

Sponsor:

Dan Gwaltney, LaVerne Weldon and Carmela Fair, NC DPI


Benjamin Littell

Project Name:

Planting STEM Knowledge in the Classroom

Mr. Littell is joining John Garner at the Williamsdale Field Laboratory to create a dynamic curriculum to engage the next generation of plant scientists and bio-energy researchers.

He will assist in the planting, cultivating and harvesting of potential bio-fuel crops and develop engaging STEM lessons designed to help students K-12 students understand the science behind horticultural practices.

From School:

North Duplin Jr. Sr. High School

Region:

Duplin County Schools

Mentor:

John Garner, Williamsdale Research Farm

Sponsors:

Duplin County Schools and North Carolina New Schools


Christina Lowman

Project Name:

Creating a Common Core Tool Kit

Ms. Lowman will help build a virtual library of curriculum aligned with Common Core Standards.

Working with mentor Barbara Bisssell of the NC Department of Instruction, she will help to deliver a webinar to other teachers in the fall 2013 and lead a regional professional development workshop.

Her project will also involve capturing digital video of excellent instructional delivery of challenging concepts.

From School:

Perry W. Harrison Elementary School

Region:

Chatham County Schools

Mentor:

Barbara Bissell, NC DPI

Sponsor:

NC Department of Public Instruction


Mendy Marcin

Project Name:

What a ‘Grape’ Opportunity

Partnering with Morgan Jackson at the Duplin Winery, Ms.Marcin will examine the science, technological, engineering and mathematical-related (STEM) opportunities that this field offers for students who may aspire to a career agriculture or agritourism.

She will explore the aspects of grape and wine production from cultivation to distribution as well as  the connection between agriculture and tourism.

From School:

James Kenan High School

Region:

Duplin County Schools

Mentor:

Morgan Jackson, Duplin Winery

Sponsor:

Duplin County Schools and North Carolina New Schools


Karen Martin

Project Name:

STEM & the Lean Manufacturing ‘Machine’

Ms. Martin will gain a real-world perspective of lean manufacturing, a production process that helps transform companies into highly-efficient and profitable enterprises.

Working with Jerry Lakey at Ingersoll Rand, she will be able to demonstrate the engineering and mathematical principles industries use to streamline resources and create efficient best practices in manufacturing.

Ultimately, she will use your knowledge of lean manufacturing methods to develop engaging lessons that inspire students to apply these principles in their own projects.

From School:

William Ellis Middle School

Region:

Davie County Schools

Mentor:

Jerry Lakey, Ingersoll Rand

Sponsors:

Ingersoll Rand and NASA


Jennie McGuire

Project Name:

Common Core ELA Lessons and Reflective Videos

Dr. McGuire will have a crucial role in preparing curriculum materials, modeling best practices in curriculum and instruction and training North Carolina teachers.

Working with mentors Julie Joslin and Lisa McIntosh of NC Department of Public Instruction, she will help to deliver a webinar to other teachers in fall 2013 as part of her Fellowship project and lead a professional development workshop at her Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA).

From School:

Ronda-Clingman Elementary School

Region:

Wilkes County Schools

Mentors:

Julie Joslin and Lisa McIntosh, NC DPI

Sponsor:

NC Department of Public Instruction


Joyce Metger

Project Name:

Leading Educators to Homebase

Ms. Metger will partner with Dan Gwaltney, LaVerne Weldon and Carmela Fair at NC Department of Public Instruction for the launch of Home Base, the instructional improvement and student information system designed to house resources for all teachers.

This unique experience positions her to become an ambassador in her region of the state serving to show teachers how this powerful tool can provide them with easy access to outstanding educational materials and lessons that challenge and motivate students.

From School:

Moyock Elementary School

Region:

Currituck County Schools

Mentors:

Dan Gwaltney, LaVerne Weldon and Carmela Fair, NC DPI

Sponsor:

NC Department of Public Instruction


Angel Mills

Project Name:

Leading Educators to Homebase

Ms. Mills will partner with Dan Gwaltney, LaVerne Weldon and Carmela Fair at NC Department of Public Instruction for the launch of Home Base, the instructional improvement and student information system designed to house resources for all teachers.

This unique experience positions her to become an ambassador in her region of the state serving to show teachers how this powerful tool can provide them with easy access to outstanding educational materials and lessons that challenge and motivate students.

From School:

East Lee Middle School

Region:

Lee County Schools

Mentors:

Dan Gwaltney, LaVerne Weldon and Carmela Fair, NC DPI

Sponsor:

NC Department of Public Instruction


Shannon Page

Project Name:

‘Egg’Static About Salmonella Research

Ms. Page will work with Dr. Hosni Hassan, NC State; Dr. Matt Koci, NC State; and Dr. Andrea Azcarte-Peril, UNC-Chapel Hill; and Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin, 4-H to translate laboratory research on Salmonella into a more “digestible” form.

Her work will help give other teachers, students and informal educational audiences an increased understanding of food-borne illness and the necessary precautions that must be taken to prevent its outbreak.

After her time in the laboratory and during the second year of the project, she will work with fellow educators and the 4-H Youth and Volunteer Development Department at N.C. State University to create a curriculum for K-12 classrooms and informal educational environments.

From School:

A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary School

Region:

Wake County Public Schools

Mentors:

Dr. Hassan, Dr. Koci, Dr. Azcarate-Peril, Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin

Sponsor:

USDA


Cassandra Palmer

Project Name:

‘Egg’Static About Salmonella Research

Ms. Palmer will work with Dr. Hosni Hassan, NC State; Dr. Matt Koci, NC State; and Dr. Andrea Azcarte-Peril, UNC-Chapel Hill; Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin, 4-H to translate laboratory research on Salmonella into a more “digestible” form.

Her work will help give other teachers, students and informal educational audiences an increased understanding of food-borne illness and the necessary precautions that must be taken to prevent its outbreak.

After her time in the laboratory and during the second year of the project, she will work with fellow educators and the 4-H Youth and Volunteer Development Department at N.C. State University to create a curriculum for K-12 classrooms and informal educational environments.

From School:

Healthy Start Academy

Region:

Durham County

Mentors:

Dr. Hassan, Dr. Koci, Dr. Azcarate-Peril, Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin

Sponsor:

USDA


LaTanya Pattillo

Project Name:

The ‘Vinyl’ Season

Ms. Pattillo will partner with Lannie McCoy , Lee Clark-Sellers and other industry specialists at Ply Gem’s manufacturing plant and headquarters to examine the science, technological, engineering and mathematical-related (STEM) opportunities that this field offers for students who may aspire to a career in the industry.

From her experience, she will develop relevant and engaging STEM lessons designed to help students understand the science behind environmentally-responsible production methods and to become more aware of opportunities and needs in the field.

From School:

East Columbus High School

Region:

Columbus County Schools

Mentor:

Lannie McCoy and Lee Clark-Sellers, PlyGem

Sponsors:

Columbus County Schools and North Carolina New Schools


Katherine Phelps

Project Name:

Creating a Common Core Tool Kit

Ms. Phelps will help build a virtual library of curriculum aligned with Common Core Standards.

Working with mentor Barbara Bissell of the NC Department of Instruction, she will help to deliver a webinar to other teachers in the fall 2013 and lead a regional professional development workshop.

Her project will also involve capturing digital video of excellent instructional delivery of challenging concepts.

From School:

New Hope Elementary School

Region:

Orange County Schools

Mentor:

Barbara Bissell, NC DPI

Sponsor:

NC Department of Public Instruction


Anne Pittman

Project Name:

Healthcare Innovation Requires ‘Patients’ in the Classroom

Ms. Pittman will partner with Krista Horne and other experts at Vidant Duplin Hospital to examine the science, technological, engineering and mathematical-related (STEM) opportunities that this field offers for students who may aspire to a career in health care.

As part of the fellowship, she will collaborate with various hospital personnel to observe cutting-edge research and patient care practices; and develop relevant and engaging STEM lessons designed to help K-12 students understand the science behind the latest healthcare practices and to become better aware of opportunities and needs in the field.

From School:

Duplin Early College High School

Region:

Duplin County Schools

Mentor:

Krista Horne, Vidant Health

Sponsor:

NASA


Donna Podgorny

Project Name:

Leading Educators to Homebase

Ms. Podgorny will partner with Dan Gwaltney, Carmela Fair and LaVerne Weldon at NC DPI for the launch of Home Base, the instructional improvement and student information system designed to house resources for all teachers.

This unique experience positions her to become an ambassador in her region of the state serving to show teachers how this powerful tool can provide them with easy access to outstanding educational materials and lessons that challenge and motivate students.

From School:

Union County Public Schools Central Services

Region:

Union County Schools

Mentors:

Dan Gwaltney, LaVerne Weldon and Carmela Fair, NC DPI

Sponsor:

NC Department of Public Instruction


Amy Powers

Project Name:

A ‘Berry’ Unique Opportunity

Ms. Powers will partner with John Parker of Cottle Farms, a year-round supplier of fruits and vegetables one of the largest growers of strawberries in the Eastern Carolinas.

She will explore various aspects of the agribusiness to bring engaging and relevant STEM-related lesson back to her classroom.

From School:

Wallace-Rose Hill High School

Region:

Duplin County Schools

Mentor:

John Parker, Cottle Farms

Sponsors:

Duplin County Schools and North Carolina New Schools


Victoria Raymond

Project Name:

‘Egg’Static About Salmonella Research

Ms. Raymond will work with Dr. Hosni Hassan, NC State; Dr. Matt Koci, NC State; and Dr. Andrea Azcarte-Peril, UNC-Chapel Hill; and Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin, 4-H to translate laboratory research on Salmonella into a more “digestible” form.

Her work will help give other teachers, students and informal educational audiences an increased understanding of food-borne illness and the necessary precautions that must be taken to prevent its outbreak.

From School:

Northwood High School

Region:

Chatham County Schools

Mentors:

Dr. Hassan, Dr. Koci, Dr. Azcarate-Peril, Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin

Sponsor:

USDA


Bradley Rhew

Project Name:

‘Egg’Static About Salmonella Research

Mr. Rhew will work with Dr. Hosni Hassan, NC State; Dr. Matt Koci, NC State; and Dr. Andrea Azcarte-Peril, UNC-Chapel Hill; and Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin, 4-H to translate laboratory research on Salmonella into a more “digestible” form.

His work will help give other teachers, students and informal educational audiences an increased understanding of food-borne illness and the necessary precautions that must be taken to prevent its outbreak.

After his time in the laboratory and during the second year of the project, he will work with fellow educators and the 4-H Youth and Volunteer Development Department at N.C. State University to create a curriculum for K-12 classrooms and informal educational environments.

From School:

Walkertown Middle School

Region:

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Mentors:

Dr. Hassan, Dr. Koci, Dr. Azcarate-Peril, Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin

Sponsor:

USDA


Kimberly Sanderlin

Project Name:

Common Core ELA Lessons and Reflective Videos

Ms.Sanderlin will have a crucial role in preparing curriculum materials, modeling best practices in curriculum and instruction and training North Carolina teachers.

Working with mentor Julie Joslin and Lisa McIntosh of NC DPI, she deliver a webinar to other teachers in fall 2013 as part of her Fellowship project and lead a professional development workshop at her Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA).

From School:

Jackson Middle School

Region:

Guilford County Schools

Mentors:

Julie Joslin and Lisa McIntosh, NC DPI

Sponsor:

NC Department of Public Instruction


Jennifer Spivey

Project Name:

Using Stem to Make it Grow

Ms. Spivey will collaborate with a team of researchers Becky Westbrooks, Jason Bullock and Teresa Lenger at Southeastern Community College to develop classroom curriculum supporting students’ knowledge and understanding of agricultural biotechnology research and the corresponding real-world applications.

Working in partnership with the mentors, she will explore the current and potential applications of micropropagation as well as the various economic and environmental implications.

Culminating your exploration of the research, she will translate your newly acquired knowledge into an engaging curriculum aligned with the Common Core or Essential Standards for use across North Carolina.

From School:

South Columbus High School

Region:

Columbus County Schools

Mentors:

Becky Westbrooks, Jason Bullock and Teresa Lenger, Southeastern Community College

Sponsors:

Columbus County Schools and North Carolina New Schools


Jayne Stevens

Project Name:

Leading Educators to Homebase

Ms. Stevens will partner with Dan Gwaltney, Carmela Fair and LaVerne Weldon at NC DPI for the launch of Home Base, the instructional improvement and student information system designed to house resources for all teachers.

This unique experience positions her to become an ambassador in her region of the state serving to show teachers how this powerful tool can provide them with easy access to outstanding educational materials and lessons that challenge and motivate students.

From School:

Jacobs Fork Middle School

Region:

Catawba County Schools

Mentors:

Dan Gwaltney, LaVerne Weldon and Carmela Fair, NC DPI

Sponsor:

NC Department of Public Instruction


Kalyani Tawade

Project Name:

‘Egg’Static About Salmonella Research

Ms. Tawade will work with Dr. Hosni Hassan, NC State; Dr. Matt Koci, NC State; Dr. Andrea Azcarte-Peril, UNC-Chapel Hill; and Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin, 4-H to translate laboratory research on Salmonella into a more “digestible” form.

Her work will help give other teachers, students and informal educational audiences an increased understanding of food-borne illness and the necessary precautions that must be taken to prevent its outbreak.

After her time in the laboratory and during the second year of the project, she will work with fellow educators and the 4-H Youth and Volunteer Development Department at N.C. State University to create a curriculum for K-12 classrooms and informal educational environments.

From School:

Enloe High School

Region:

Wake County Public Schools

Mentors:

Dr. Hassan, Dr. Koci, Dr. Azcarate-Peril, Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin

Sponsor:

USDA


Kimberly Tufts

Project Name:

Common Core ELA Lessons and Reflective Videos

Ms. Tufts will have a crucial role in preparing curriculum materials, modeling best practices in curriculum and instruction and training North Carolina teachers.

Working with mentor Julie Joslin and Lisa McIntosh of NC DPI, she deliver a webinar to other teachers in fall 2013 as part of her Fellowship project and lead a professional development workshop at her Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA).

From School:

Cranberry Middle School

Region:

Avery County Schools

Mentors:

Julie Joslin and Lisa McIntosh, NC DPI

Sponsor:

NC Department of Public Instruction


Emily Turner

Project Name:

Climate Extremes: More Frequent, More Severe, or Both?

Partnering with Dr. Richard Smith and Snehalata Huzurbaza at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI), Ms. Turner will help open an avenue for North Carolina K-12 students to learn about statistics in memorable and meaningful ways.

As part of her Fellowship, she will collect data and prepare analyses to show how climate extremes are changing in terms of severity and frequency and research the theories concerning the extent to which this can be attributed to human activity.

From School:

Durham School of the Arts

Region:

Durham Public Schools

Mentors:

Dr. Richard Smith and Snehalata Huzurbaza, SAMSI

Sponsor:

SAMSI


Benjamin VonEitzen

Project Name:

Fueling the Future of Renewable Energy

Mr. VonEitzen will join Lisa Grable at the FREEDM Systems Center as well other scientists and teachers as they create dynamic curriculum materials that highlight the importance of renewable energy research for students.

His studies will involve the implications to industry, society, and individuals of a grid incorporating renewable energy and how this aligns with Next Generation Science Standards, the Common Core, and state standards.

Working with the FREEDM System Center’s content experts and scientists, he will translate his newfound knowledge into engaging lesson plans integrating science and engineering practices and cross-cutting concepts for use across North Carolina.

From School:

Graham High School

Region:

Alamance-Burlington School System

Mentor:

Lisa Grable, FREEDM Systems Center

Sponsor:

FREEDM Systems Center


Mary Williams

Project Name:

Exploring Pork Beyond the Fork

Ms. Williams will partner Christina Phillips at Murphy-Brown, LLC as she gains unparalleled access to the various aspects of the pork industry.

She will use her newly-acquired knowledge to develop engaging lessons that provide students with a glimpse into a thriving local industry that relies on STEM skills.

From School:

East Duplin High School

Region:

Duplin County Schools

Mentor:

Christina Phillips, Murphy-Brown, LLC

Sponsors:

Duplin County Schools and North Carolina New Schools


Christy Wilson

Project Name:

Growing Your Own Engineers: The Sky’s the Limit

Ms. Wilson will partner with Navy master artisans and skilled engineers as they work to support and maintain the U.S. fleet of helicopter and rotor aircraft.

Working with a mentor, Mark Meno of Fleet Readiness Center East, she will share her fresh knowledge and invigorating experiences with students by creating compelling classroom lessons that align with state and national standards.

As an authority in K-12 education, she will provide insight into how workplace challenges can be incorporated into authentic classroom lessons.

From School:

Ben D. Quinn Elementary

Region:

Craven County Schools

Mentor:

Mark Meno, Fleet Readiness Center East

Sponsors:

GlaxoSmithKline and Lockheed


Michael Wood

Project Name:

It’s Electric!

Mr. Wood will join energy experts Sharene Pierce and Ashley Thompson of Duke Progress Energy to learn about the current energy supply, explore the industry’s research into alternative energy sources and develop relevant and engaging STEM lessons designed to help students understand the science behind energy production and to become more aware of potential career opportunities in the field.

From School:

Athens Drive High School

Region:

Wake County Public Schools

Mentors:

Sharene Pierce and Ashley Thompson, Duke Progress Energy

Sponsors:

Wake County Public Schools and North Carolina New Schools