STEM http://wunc.org en Transforming The University Into A Research Powerhouse http://wunc.org/post/transforming-university-research-powerhouse <p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif">Dr. </font><font face="Arial,sans-serif">Freeman&nbsp;Hrabowski has spent two decades transforming the University of Maryland, Baltimore County into one of the most innovative research institutions in the country.&nbsp; His devotion to helping minority students advance in the world of science and mathematics gained him a role as a trusted advisor to President Obama on educational issues. Host Frank Stasio talks with Dr. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:43:40 +0000 Phoebe Judge & Frank Stasio 29771 at http://wunc.org With 48 Hours, Duke Students ‘Rethink’ Education And Find New Ideas http://wunc.org/post/48-hours-duke-students-rethink-education-and-find-new-ideas <p>A high tech pen-pal system shuttling messages,&nbsp; knowledge and know-how between schools in Durham and those in India. A program that would have students <span style="line-height: 1.5;">repair bicycles as a part of their studies. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">How about older students teaching younger students through video tutorials</span>? Or paying high achieving students to tutor?</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:24:16 +0000 Reema Khrais 28585 at http://wunc.org With 48 Hours, Duke Students ‘Rethink’ Education And Find New Ideas Conference Examines People Of Color In Space Exploration http://wunc.org/post/conference-examines-people-color-space-exploration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:32:59 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 24666 at http://wunc.org Conference Examines People Of Color In Space Exploration Bayer CropScience Is Deepening Its Roots Raleigh http://wunc.org/post/bayer-cropscience-deepening-its-roots-raleigh <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.cropscience.bayer.com/">Bayer CropScience</a> joined renowned astronaut <a href="http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/jemison-mc.html">Mae Jemison</a> in southeast Raleigh Thursday to announce a new urban revitalization initiative.&nbsp; A big part of the green space near the Brown Birch housing development will be turned into a community garden – thanks to a $600,000 grant from the Bayer USA Foundation.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:05:56 +0000 Leoneda Inge 14305 at http://wunc.org Bayer CropScience Is Deepening Its Roots Raleigh NC Connects STEM Education To STEM Economy http://wunc.org/post/nc-connects-stem-education-stem-economy <p>Leaders in Science and Math have created a <a href="http://ncsmt.org/pdf/NC_STEM_Scorecard_Overview.pdf">scorecard</a> to gauge how North Carolina moves forward in connecting a STEM education to new economy jobs.&nbsp; STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.&nbsp; Sam Houston is president and CEO of the <a href="http://www.ncsmt.org/">North Carolina Science, Math and Technology Education Center</a>.&nbsp; He says the scorecard measures the state against itself and how to better link education to the jobs of the future.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:52:38 +0000 Leoneda Inge 13549 at http://wunc.org NC Connects STEM Education To STEM Economy STEM Schools On The Rise http://wunc.org/post/stem-schools-rise <p>Three new high schools that feature an innovative curriculum are up and running in North Carolina this school year. The schools focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.</p><p>The new STEM schools are the City of Medicine Academy in Durham, Craven Early College East, and Wake NC State University Early College in Raleigh.</p><p>Tony Habit is the President of the North Carolina New Schools Project.</p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 19:10:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 7188 at http://wunc.org Residential Schools To Stay Open http://wunc.org/post/residential-schools-stay-open <p>The State Department of Public Instruction has unveiled a plan to consolidate the three residential schools that serve deaf and blind students. The two schools in Wilson and Morganton will remain open, while the Governor Morehead School or the Blind in Raleigh will become a satellite school.</p> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 12:10:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 7192 at http://wunc.org