Two items from the local news media worth noting:
“Some early college students whose experiment will be sent into space got a surprise bonus for their work.
“Six STEM Early College at N.C. A&T students were chosen to send a science experiment to the International Space Station (ISS). As an added bonus on Monday, Guilford County Schools Superintendent Mo Green and NC A&T’s Chancellor, Dr. Harold Martin, presented the students with their own lab coats.”
WFMY News2, via www.digtriad.com
“Students, professors, alumni and neighbors of N.C. A&T had a word Monday evening for the proposed Florida Street project across part of the school’s 492-acre farm.
“No way should the road be extended from East Lee Street through the new Gateway University Research Center and across part of the A&T farm, an audience of several hundred turned out to say emphatically.”
News & Record
Two top Aggie researchers are featured in a video produced by North Carolina Farm Bureau Magazine. Dr. Ipek Goktepe of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences talks about her research to extend the shelf life of fresh produce, particularly lettuce and spinach, and Dr. Abolghasem Shahbazi of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design discusses his work using agricultural waste to produce biofuel.
Aebeyo Abraha spends most of the year teaching chemistry at Smith High School in Greensboro. Last summer and again this year, he has been a valued member of the research staff of at N.C. A&T’s Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials.
But that work is on hold for the next two weeks as Abraha travels to India in a program sponsored by the U.S. State Department. The Teachers for Global Classrooms program will send 65 U.S. teachers abroad this summer (300 applied).
Abraha will visit middle schools, high schools and colleges in Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune. Other teachers are going to Brazil, Ghana, Indonesia, Morocco and Ukraine.
Abraha is particularly interested in bringing global awareness to his classroom and in how to relate science and technology to real-life problems. He’s also looking forward to comparing classrooms, lesson plans and other aspects of teaching.
“What are they doing differently?” he asks.