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Science Department Board Report. Dec 8, 2006. Outstanding Faculty. Leaders in Science Education in NC and US by sharing of themselves and their professional expertise Resource for NCSSM faculty in other disciplines 6 National Board Certified. Science Faculty Published 16 Books.

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outstanding faculty
Outstanding Faculty
  • Leaders in Science Education in NC and US by sharing of themselves and their professional expertise
  • Resource for NCSSM faculty in other disciplines
  • 6 National Board Certified
science faculty published 16 books
Science Faculty Published 16 Books
  • From Rainbows to Lasers
  • Inquiry into Physics
  • Enterprise and Beyond
  • Scientific Research: A Student Guide
  • Scientific Research: Statistical analysis Module (software)
  • Forensics – Supplement for Glencoe Chemistry Text
  • CBL and GPS in Environmental Science – Supplement for Glencoe Environmental Text.
  • Study Guide to Accompany Chemistry, , West Publishing Company,
  • 1001 Ideas for Science Projects, 3rd Edition,
  • 1001 Ideas for Science Projects on the Environment,
  • Learning Skills for the Science Student, 1994, ITS
  • MCAT Complete Review,
  • MCAT Sample Exams,
  • “Indoor Air Quality” in Chemistry of the Environment,
  • “How to Study Chemistry Effectively” in Chemistry
  • A Chemistry Educator's Guide to Molecular Modeling", in press published by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund
over 50 published articles
Over 50 Published Articles

14 while teaching here

31 papers in scientific journals

11 papers in education journals

  • Examples of journals published in include:
    • Evolution
    • Journal of Environmental Sciences
    • Journal of Medical Chemistry
    • The Science Teacher
    • Chemical Education
    • Journal of Research in Science Teaching
over 100 professional presentations hawaii to maine canada germany
Over 100 professional Presentations Hawaii to Maine, Canada & Germany

Examples of meetings where talks were given include:

  • AAAS
  • Gordon Research Conference
  • American Institute for Biological Sciences Annual Meeting
  • Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting
  • National Science Teachers’ Association Annual Meeting
  • American Association of Physics Teachers’ Annual Meeting
  • ChemEd
  • NASA – Houston, JPL, Kennedy
grants 10 grants over 1 000 000
Grants – 10 grants over $1,000,000
  • Faculty has worked on numerous additional projects funded by other partners such as Shodor, UNC, NCSU, and Duke
    • Examples of funding sources include:
      • National Science Foundation
      • North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
      • North Carolina Biotechnology Center
      • Toyota Tapestry Program
      • GlaxoSmithKline
20 teaching awards
20+ Teaching Awards
  • Examples include:
    • Siemens Student Research Founders Award
    • North Carolina Biology Teacher of the Year (2 faculty)
    • Sigma Xi Teacher Award (3 faculty)
    • Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Teacher Award (3 faculty)
    • AETS for Best paper in Research in Education
    • Presidential Teaching Award
published student research papers
Published Student Research Papers
  • Journals include:
    • Environmental entomology
    • Dalton’s Transactions
    • Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Sponsors of hundreds of student winners in national, state and local science and research competitionsScholarship in 6 figures.
    • Examples:
  • 37 Siemens-Westinghouse Semi-Finalists
  • Numerous Intel Science Talent Search winners
  • Numerous International Science and Engineering Fair winners
  • Numerous NASA SSIP competition winners, including three student experiments flown on NASA sounding rockets
national officers committees
National Officers & Committees
  • AAPT Committee on Women in Physics
  • President, US Association for Young Physicists Tournaments, and US representative to the International Organizing Committee of the International Young Physicists Tournaments.
  • Professional Development Chairperson, National  Association of Elementary School Educators
  • Chandra X-ray Observatory, Resource Agent
  • Hands-On Universe, Teaching Resource Agent
  • AP Readers – Biology and Chemistry
  • NEAT – NASA Educator Astronaut Teacher
  • Advisory work for Edgerton Explorit Center, Aurora, NE
  • AAAS – Section Y Committee
  • NSF Review Panels – 3 faculty
  • Sigma Education Committee
  • ACS Chemistry Olympiad Committee
state officers and committees
State Officers and Committees

Examples -

  • DPI Chemistry Curriculum Committee: Chair; and Several Review committees( 4 faculty)
  • Section Representative to AAPT from the North Carolina Section
  • Coordinator of Chemistry Olympiad
  • Consultant on PhysViz project, Intellimedia Initiative,
  • Committee Chairman, Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Society
  • Executive Director NC Student Academy of Science
  • ACS Education Committee
  • NC Entomological Society, Treasurer
  • Bugfest, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
  • North Carolina Biotechnology Center Educational Enhancement Grants Program Advisory Panel
distance learning contributions
Distance Learning Contributions
  • Live Down-Link to International Space Station
  • 2 science courses currently being taught- Physics and Biology
  • Develop and taught 2 On-line chemistry and 1 Physics courses.
  • Teacher collaboratives in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
  • Numerous Teacher workshops in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics – Including special topics such as forensics, high speed imaging, Space exploration
  • UC-Berkeley, On-line Course Teacher for Hands-On Universe course for teachers