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Kenan Fellows won in nearly every category of this year’s North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center (NC SMT) Awards. Each year, the NC SMT Center recognizes individuals and organizations whose extraordinary contributions to science, mathematics, and technology (SMT) … Continue reading

Statistics are everywhere. You hear them in the news. You hear politicians cite them in speeches. You hear TV announcers broadcast them in sports. It is often said that statistics can be manipulated for a variety of interpretations and can … Continue reading

Three out of the six recipients of this year’s Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers are Kenan Fellows. The award recognizes teachers who have “demonstrated solid knowledge of science and/or mathematics content and have outstanding performance … Continue reading

In December, I implemented my Kenan Fellows lesson “How STEM Changed Evolution Today?” with my eighth grade science students at Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill. Before starting the lesson, I introduced the students to Dr. Fred Gould’s research on … Continue reading

While interning at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, I felt like an actual scientist. As part of my Students Discover project “Muddy Microbes,” I collected dandelions and soil samples, performed lab procedures and had the chance to work … Continue reading

For my Kenan fellowship project, I interned alongside postdocs and graduate students in the lab of Dr. Brian Strahl at UNC-Chapel Hill where they are researching the hypothesis that, just like DNA, the proteins that organize and help replicate genes … Continue reading

RAEFORD ─ Kenan Fellows Aticila Mormando and Gabrielle Patrick helped launch the first STEM Academy for Hoke County Schools. The academy kicked off on Oct. 25 and runs every other Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon for five weeks. Each … Continue reading

REASEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — 2013-14 Kenan Fellow Erin Lawrence, a science teacher at Wake Forest Middle School, spoke during a celebration of Biogen Idec’s newest Community Lab on Tuesday, Oct. 10. After a standing ovation, Ms. Lawrence shared her experience … Continue reading

I had the incredible pleasure of interning at the Novant Health Rowan Medical Center and partnering with Lenovo for my Kenan fellowship.  In my time at Novant Health, I met with several department heads, as well as administrative leaders to … Continue reading

As an elementary school teacher, I realize how important physics really is and how much I really do love learning how things work. I constantly encourage my students to ask questions and figure out the why and how of things. This … Continue reading

I learned so many great things during my internship at the NSF CREST Bioenergy Center at NC A&T State University. Everything from learning about lab procedures, lab safety, to best practices in education, technology, and grant writing are all areas … Continue reading

My experience as a Kenan Fellow has been an unexpected adventure.  Since becoming an educator, I have not gone through any other professional development program that has served as both an inspiration and motivation. This summer I interned at the … Continue reading

The professional development I received through the Kenan Fellows Program along with my internship at the Southern Regional Area Health Education Center made for an unforgettable summer. My internship at the Southern Regional Area Health Education Center (SR-AHEC) in Fayetteville … Continue reading

DURHAM ─ STEM for Kids, Gilero Biomedical and Kenan Fellow Justin Osterstrom developed a camp for fourth through eighth grade students on Aug. 4 and 7, 2014 at the Gilero Biomedical facility in Durham. Working in small teams, the campers … Continue reading

North Carolina Now, a program by UNC-TV, has highlighted the Kenan Fellows Program in its Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 edition. The news story features interviews with 2014-15 Kenan Fellow Christopher England and his mentor Arlan Peters at Novoyzmes. England’s Fellowship … Continue reading