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UNCW Receives $216,000 NC QUEST Grant for ‘Writing in Science, Science in Writing’ Program

The University of North Carolina General Administration has awarded UNCW a three-year grant to develop a program to enhance the writing skills of elementary school students. The grant will fund training for teachers on effective writing instruction and promoting discovery in science as a means of student engagement. The project, titled “Writing in Science, Science in Writing,” is a joint initiative of the Watson College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences, in partnership with Pender County Schools.More

WCE Partners with Bradley Creek to Create ‘Pi Day of the Century’ Event for Students

Watson College faculty partnered with Bradley Creek Elementary School teachers to plan a math celebration for 100 fourth graders in March. The event was held to commemorate Pi Day 2015, a once-in-a-century occurrence when the date (3/14/15) corresponds with the first five digits in the mathematical ratio known by the symbol π. More than 30 WCE faculty and students volunteered at the event, which featured hands-on math activities for students.More

Science Olympiad Moves to Trask Coliseum

Nearly 1,000 middle and high school students from Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties competed in the annual Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad on March 7 at UNCW. For the first time in the event’s history, many activities, including the engineering competitions and the closing awards ceremony, were held in Trask Coliseum. WCE’s CESTEM coordinates the Science Olympiad in partnership with schools and campus and community volunteers.More

WCE Professor Linda Mechling Receives National Award

Watson College professor Linda Mechling is recipient of the 2015 Research Award from the Council for Exceptional Children Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities. The prestigious national award was given in recognition of her significant contributions to the field of intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities and autism through research. More

WCE’s Shelby Morge Elected to NCCTM Board of Directors

Watson College associate professor Shelby Morge has been elected to serve on the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) Board of Directors as the state college vice president. Morge, who has served as NCCTM’s Eastern Region college vice president since 2013, will assume the new leadership role in April.More

Nationally Acclaimed Educator Kenneth Cushner Visits the UNCW Campus

Watson College of Education welcomed Kenneth Cushner to a speaker series event on Feb. 16 in McNeil Hall. Cushner, professor of multicultural and international education at Kent State University, gave a presentation titled “The Challenge of Addressing the Intercultural Dimension in International Education.”More

WCE Hosts Open House, Promotes Teacher Education Programs on WECT

The Watson College held an open house for prospective teachers on March 20. Also in March, WCE partnered with WECT to film student testimonials for use in promoting the college and the teaching profession. The testimonials will be used in a digital ad campaign scheduled to run on WECT in April and May. More

Watson College Recognitions

Please join the Watson College in welcoming Tammy Clark and Kathy Ibbotson! Clark is an instructional designer in WCE’s Educational Technology Unit and Ibbotson is the new engineering program coordinator for Youth Programs. Faculty and staff recognitions are also found here.More