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Megan D'Agostino at the Wake County Public Schools Award Banquet

May 15, 2023

Megan D’Agostino ’22 Named Wake County Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher of the Year

In the middle of a math lesson, a team from the Wake County Public School System burst into Megan D'Agostino's room with a surprise — she has just been named one of four Diane Kent Parker First Year Teachers of the Year. 

May 11, 2023

Mwenda Kudumu ’23PHD: ‘It’s Been My Mission to Popularize Science in Black and Brown Communities’

When she was growing up in San Diego, the Fleet Science Center was a fixture in Mwenda Kudumu's life. Now, as a recent graduate of the NC State College of Education's Learning and Teaching in STEM program, Kudumu is returning to Fleet Science Center, not as a visitor, but as its vice president of community service and engagement. 

May 4, 2023

Education Council Celebrates Achievements of Undergraduate Students During NC State College of Education’s Spotlight Awards Ceremony

The NC State College of Education honored four students with awards for their leadership, achievements and dedication to the field of education during its Education Council Spotlight Awards Ceremony on April 20. 

Mar 29, 2023

My Student Experience: Sarah Salahat Unlocks Potential as Entrepreneurship Ambassador

Sarah Salahat's desire to discover solutions drew her to the NC State Entrepreneurship Ambassadors, an organization that complements the skills she is developing in the College of Education's technology, engineering and design education program. 

Jerome Amedu standing by an NC State College of Education sign.

Mar 28, 2023

Why Gifts Matter: Fellowship Helps Jerome Amedu to Pursue Research in Support of In-Service Teachers

Jerome Amedu has always been interested in mathematics education. In Nigeria, he taught mathematics and physics, before deciding he wanted to earn his doctoral degree and expand his impact by providing support for pre-service and in-service teachers. 

Gary Wright in front of a poster

Feb 13, 2023

Gary Wright ’22PHD Receives Outstanding Doctoral Research Award from National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)

Gary Wright ’22PHD, who graduated from the NC State College of Education in December with a Ph.D. in the Learning and Teaching in STEM: Science Education concentration, has received an Outstanding Doctoral Research Award from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). 

Jan 29, 2023

Doctoral Dissertation: Emma Refvem

Doctoral Dissertation Emma Refvem Title: Science Instructional Coaches: Content Expertise, Beliefs, Motivation, and Contexts Under the direction of Dr. Gail Jones February 28, 2023, at 11:00 am Friday Institute –… 

Microscope and breaker

Jan 18, 2023

WalletHub: 2023’s Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals

WalletHub talks with Carla Johnson, executive director of the Artificial Intelligence Academy and professor of science education at NC State, about careers in STEM fields. 

Jan 10, 2023

Mental Health, STEAM And Hip-Hop: Doctoral Student Valencia Hicks-Harris Works to Empower All Through Non-profit Organization

Valencia Hicks-Harris,a doctoral student in the NC State College of Education's Department of Teacher Education and Learning Science's Educational Equity concentration, is working to empower K-12 students through a STEAM-focused non-profit. 

Trevor Dill Headshot

Dec 8, 2022

Trevor Dill ’22: ‘I Have Always Enjoyed Designing and Building’

Trevor Dill '22 has always enjoyed designing and building. The technology, engineering, and design education program at the NC State College of Education was the perfect environment for him to hone his skills, skills he hopes to eventually use to produce gym equipment.