News & Events
- We're celebrating GIS Day!- November 20th 9am-8pm in DeLoach Hall on the UNCW Campus. Join us!
- Coming Soon! A NEW weekly BLOG from CESTEM Director, Dr. Dennis Kubasko.
Impacts of the center
- Hosted 25 professional development (PD) programs and outreach activities and served 518 participants, totaling 5,875 of contact hours of instruction, with most awarded licensure renewal or graduate credit hours.
- Provided services directly to K-12 students through programs such as the NC Southeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair, the Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad, the North Carolina Science Festival STEM Expo, the Professional Development System (PDS) STEM Teacher Conference and StarLab Portable Planetarium presentations. It also sponsors family STEM nights for local K-12 students and their parents. A total of 3,117 individuals were involved, totaling 15,333 contact hours.
- Technology materials have been loaned to 87 unique teachers and 448 total teachers, impacting the education of about 13,187 students.
- Continues to pursue grants to support its activities and has been successful obtaining several, often with regional colleagues across campus and/or regional LEAs, such as 2 Department of Education Mathematics Science Partnership efforts (PBM and MACC), a North Carolina’s ESEA Title II-A Improving Teacher Quality Grants (INCOME), a North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Introduction to Biotechnology and multiple Burroughs Wellcome PRISM Awards.
- Will maintain the number of Professional Development (PD) opportunities, participants served, and contact hours offered to our partners; continue to market PD opportunities more directly to UNCW students, teacher candidates and K-12 teachers in the classrooms; and begin efforts to engage social media (Facebook, Twitter, Website) to increase PD workshop awareness and interest
- Continues to participate on writing teams with UNCW faculty and staff via CESTEM presentations and attending research meetings; to develop and nurture relationships with our K-12 formal and informal education partners; and has begun to partner with the Chancellor’s outreach office and advancement on generating corporate and foundation partnerships.
- Has developed and integrated a new database of TLP materials and posted to our webpage; additional grants have been written to further expand the contents of the TLP; and borrowers are more quickly returning for TLP items after initial checkout and experience.
The Technology Loan Program (TLP) will be suspended from December 1, 2013 until January 15, 2014.
The CESTEM Office will be closed from December 1, 2013 until January 15, 2013.
The CESTEM office location will be moving to the Natural Sciences Building in December 2013, near Wagoner Hall and the Student Recreation Center. View our new location on the Campus Map (PDF).
The Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CESTEM)
As a unit of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, assists in fulfilling the University's mission to encourage public access to its educational programs and its commitment to regional service.
CESTEM shares the mission of NC-MSEN (Mathematics and Science Education Network) to improve the quality of pre-college science and mathematics education in the schools of North Carolina through programs designed for in-service and pre-service teachers, as well as students.
Campus map highlighting visitor parking and the Social and Bahavioral Science Building. We are in room 216.