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WCE Hosts STEM Events; Speakers discuss Jobs, Skills for the Future

Preparing students today for the jobs of tomorrow was the topic of keynote presentations at a STEM Leadership Summit on Jan. 8 and a STEM Education Conference the following day. The events, held at the Watson College, were coordinated by the Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at UNCW (CESTEM) in partnership with the Southeast Education Alliance, WCE’s PDS Office, Discovery Education and the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center.More

‘Stopping the School to Prison Pipeline’ Event Draws Standing-Room-Only Crowd

More than 150 school leaders, law enforcement officials and representatives of government and community agencies gathered at the Watson College of Education on Thursday, December 11, to hear regional experts including Chief District Court Judge J.H. Corpening II and District Attorney Ben David discuss programs underway to stop the School to Prison Pipeline. More

WCE Launches Website to Promote Employment, Volunteer Opportunities

The Office of Student Engagement and Recruitment has created a new website to promote volunteer opportunities in the community and employment opportunities for teachers. The website serves as a bulletin board, linking students and alumni to opportunities on campus and in local community agencies and schools.More

MarineQuest Selected to Beta Test New “Field” Microscope

UNCW’s Youth Programs is pleased to announce that students attending MarineQuest summer camps in 2015 will participate in the beta testing of a new, Origami like print-and-fold field microscope as part of the “Ten Thousand Microscopes Project.” The Foldscope microscope can be produced for just 50 cents and is expected to revolutionize global health and science education. Citizen scientists in 130 countries have been selected to field test the product.More

ACES Forum for Parents of Exceptional Children Held at the Watson College

“Keep It, Change It, Dream It,” was the theme of a recent forum for parents, guardians and caregivers of exceptional children. More than 90 participants attended the event held at the Watson College on Nov. 17. New Hanover County Schools’ Advisory Council for Exceptional Students (ACES) hosted the event.More

Carr Enters Business Partnership with UNCW

Marsha Carr has entered into a business partnership with UNCW to bring Self-mentoring™ to the marketplace. In April she will introduce the program to school administrators and higher education faculty in Australia.More

Watson College Faculty in the News

Somer Lewis was featured in a Time Warner Cable News story titled “NC Ranks First in National Board Teaching Certification” in December. Ray Pastore was featured in a WHQR segment on educational gaming on Jan. 12. More