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WCE: MarineQuest turns Hurricane Disaster into Education Outreach

Hurricane Florence wreaked havoc on Southeastern North Carolina this fall, causing the widespread cancellation of university and local school programs. Faced with reduced participation in traditional marine science offerings, UNCW’s MarineQuest team partnered with Engineering Expectations to create a new curriculum focused on the science surrounding hurricanes and ways engineering can help mitigate impacts to homes and other structures. The program, designed for students in upper elementary grades through high school, was offered free of charge to schools beginning in October. more...

UNCW Hurricane Heros - Bilingual Recovery

With the outpouring of support in our community that was impacted by Hurricane Florence, "Thank you" is just the tip of the iceberg. "Hurricane Heros" shines a spotlight the work that countless Seahawks are providing to the greater Cape Fear region. Showcased below is work UNCW faculty, staff and students are conducting in the local Hispanic communities.

UNCWs Office of Community Engagement posts weekly updates each Thursday with information about UNCW faculty, staff, and student work in collaboration with community partners, as well as a listing of upcoming public events, some of which require registration. These updates are posted here and on our Facebook page and sent out to our email list. To submit stories or events for a future Weekly Update, or to be added to our email list, please contact brogdonk@uncw.edu.

Weekly Updates Feature Community Partnerships and Upcoming Events

UNCW’s Office of Community Engagement posts weekly updates each Thursday with information about UNCW faculty, staff, and student work in collaboration with community partners, as well as a listing of upcoming public events (some of which require registration). These updates are posted here and on our Facebook page and sent out to our email list. To submit stories or events for a future Weekly Update, or to be added to our email list, please contact communityengagement@uncw.edu.

Facing Community Change Feature

Members of the town of Navassa who contributed to "Facing Community Change" were featured in the latest edition of the UNCW magazine. Community members participated in a study about the Gullah Community in our neighboring town, which resulted in the compilation of a book, "Facing Community Change". The book was written in collaboration with members of the UNCW English Department, Colleen Reilly and Kimi Faxon Hemmingway, and published by the Publishing Labratory at UNCW.

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