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Student Groups Travel Abroad and Host Local Events

Monday, March 03, 2014

Eleven teaching fellow students and sAmy Rottmann in Costa Rica

Teaching Fellows Travel to Costa Rica and Host STEM Event

Eleven teaching fellows traveled with WCE faculty member Amy Rottmann to Costa Rica over the spring break on a global enrichment program. The students immersed themselves in local culture and explored the ecosystem. Activities included horseback riding, cooking classes and hiking near active volcanoes. Students said the experience was amazing, and they plan to draw on it to make personal connections to content and engage students in their future classrooms.

On March 17, Teaching Fellows partnered with UNCW’s Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CESTEM) to host a Family Science Night at Alderman Elementary School. Over 100 students and their families attended the event, where they participated in hands-on science exploration at stations manned by the WCE’s Teaching Fellows and CESTEM’s assistant director Christopher Gordon.

Watson Student Leaders Participate in Many Spring Events

Watson Student Leaders have been busy this semester, serving as ambassadors for the college and volunteering in the community.

WSL president Cyrus Taylor, Caitlyn Daiz, Kiersten Lamb and Sarah Anderson welcomed alumni at a luncheon at the college during homecoming weekend. Caitlyn, a junior and recent recipient of the Herbert and Sylvia Fisher scholarship award, joined UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller, Watson College Dean Kenneth Teitelbaum and WCE Alumni President Virginia Teachey as a featured speaker at the event.

Watson Student Leaders at a Watson College Public Speaker Series eventOn March 17, students greeted guest speaker Michael W. Apple, UNCW Provost Denise Battles, faculty, students and community members at a Watson College Public Speaker Series event. Students also met with representatives of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) during their visit to campus March 30 as part of the college’s spring 2014 reaccreditation review.

Student Leaders also volunteered at the Southeast Regional Science Olympiad held on campus March 1. Senior Alyson Cobb worked with teachers at Forest Hills Elementary School to plan a 2.8-mile fun run called “the Mustache Dash” to raise funds for school field trips. WCE juniors Casey Moore and Sarah Anderson teamed with Alyson to coordinate the March 8 fundraising event.