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Elizabeth Vanegas

Feb 24, 2020

EdNC: An Advisor Makes All the Difference

Goodnight Scholar and science education major Elizabeth Vanegas '22 shares her experience as a transfer student to NC State. She discusses how NC State College of Education Assistant Director of Advising Amanda Beller assisted her with successfully transferring her credits and helped her find her academic path as an education student.  

N.C. Lt Gov. Dan Forest, Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia, and NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson.

Feb 18, 2020

Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to Support AI Apprenticeships

A new four-year, $6 million project led by North Carolina State University and funded by the U.S. Department of Labor will support 5,000 workers with training, college coursework and certification to work in the emerging field of artificial intelligence (AI). Carla C. Johnson, senior faculty fellow and professor of science education at NC State, is the principal investigator of the project “Artificial Intelligence Academy (AIA): North Carolina Apprenticeships for Innovation,” which will be affiliated with the NC State College of Education’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. 

Logo for the NC State College of Education's Ask the Expert series

Jan 13, 2020

Ask the Expert: What is STEM Education? A Way to Foster Innovation, Invention and Creativity, Says Associate Professor Cameron Denson

What is STEM education? In a new series called Ask the Expert, NC State College of Education Associate Professor Cameron Denson explains STEM education, why it is important to K-12 students and how his research is helping to improve access to STEM for underrepresented students. 

Melissa Franch

Jan 8, 2020

Melissa Franch ’12: ‘Skills I Developed During Teaching Have Transferred Naturally to the Research Environment and Continue to Help Me Become a Successful Scientist’

After earning a double major in science education and biological sciences from NC State and teaching high school biology for three years, Melissa Franch ’12 is pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroscience and conducting research on the neural correlates of social behavior such as cooperation. Her older brother, who has nonverbal autism, and her father, an environmental scientist, inspired her interest in science. 

Alexandra van Dorsten

Dec 16, 2019

Alexandra van Dorsten ’19MAT: The Course I Took on Classroom Diversity Gave Me the Skills to Connect With All My Students

As a biology and physical science lateral entry teacher at Athens Drive High School, Alexandra van Dorsten ’19MAT chose NC State’s College of Education to earn her teaching license. At the end of May, she will move to Ghana to teach science as a Peace Corps volunteer. 

2019 NCSTA Share-A-Thon

Dec 3, 2019

12 Science Education Pre-Service Student Teachers Present at the 2019 North Carolina Science Teacher Association Share-A-Thon

Twelve pre-service student teachers from the NC State College of Education’s science education programs presented at Share-A-Thon, a part of the North Carolina Science Teacher Association (NCSTA) annual professional development institute in Winston-Salem, N.C. 

Caroline Alexander

Nov 7, 2019

Teaching Fellow and Science Education Major Caroline Alexander ’20 Selected for STEM Pre-Service Teacher Education Scholarship Program

NC State College of Education student and Teaching Fellow Caroline Alexander ’20 has been awarded the STEM Pre-Service Teacher Education Scholarship through the North Carolina Space Grant. A science education major, Alexander will receive a $4,000 scholarship. 

Elizabeth Vanegas

Oct 16, 2019

Elizabeth Vanegas ’22: ‘My Eyes Are Set on a Goal Much Bigger Than Myself’

As a person who loves to plan their life, I learned very quickly after my first year of college that you can’t always expect every obstacle that comes your way.… 

Caroline Alexander

Aug 23, 2019

N.C. Teaching Fellow Caroline Alexander ’20: ‘The College of Education Has Completely Reshaped What I Believe a Teacher Should Look Like’

Caroline Alexander ‘20 came to NC State to major in engineering, but she soon discovered a passion for teaching. 

an empty classroom

May 23, 2019

Climate Education for Kids Increases Climate Concerns for Parents

A new study co-authored by Associate Professor of Elementary Science Education Sarah Carrier finds that teaching children about climate change increases their parents’ concerns about climate change.