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Science Olympiad

UNCW to Host 2017 Regional Science Olympiad – March 4

‪Nearly 1,000 middle school and high school students from Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties will compete in the annual Regional Science Olympiad on Saturday, March 4. The event is coordinated by WCE’s Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CESTEM) in collaboration with campus, business and community volunteers. The event is free and open to the public. Read more >




The 2017 January Edition of the Watson Chronicle is online!

Want to know what Watson College has been doing this semester? Want to know what's coming up? We have all of those wonderful stories and more in the newest edition of the Watson Chronicle online. View it here >


Robert Smith Named First Wendy and Dell Murphy Distinguished Professorship in Education Recipient

The Murphy family established the distinguished professorship to support teaching, scholarship and engagement in the Watson College of Education. Read more >



Education MattersDean Dempsey Featured on First Episode of Education Matters
Watson College Dean Van Dempsey was a guest on the first episode of “Education Matters,” a weekly television program created by the Public School Forum of North Carolina. The show, which aired Oct. 2 on WRAL-TV, focused on the state’s teacher pipeline. WCE’s Watson Student Leaders helped Dean Dempsey gather student perspectives on the topic and word clouds were created to provide a visualization of student responses. Learn more >


AIG ConferenceUNCW AIG Conference "Serving the Whole Gifted Child" - April 21
Join us for the 2017 UNCW AIG Conference "Serving the Whole Gifted Child". 

Highlights for 2017 include:

  • Keynote address is by the National Association for Gifted Children President, Dr. George Betts.
  • Tour the Randall Library Curriculum Materials Center’s Makerspace.
  • Join David Marriott for a “How To” use Makerspace with gifted students.
  • Katie Anderson and Christy Howe share “takeaways” for the classroom.

Learn more about the conference and register online >


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