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On behalf of our faculty, staff, and students, welcome to the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education (MSITE) at East Carolina University. We are excited about your interest in our programs and our campus. Read the full welcome message. 

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Summer Ventures 2014 Served 55 Top Students
  From June 22nd through July 19th, the Center for STEM Education hosted the 2014 class of Summer Ventures in Science & Mathematics. This year was the 30th year the program has been held. Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is a cost-free, state-funded program for academically talented North Carolina residents who have demonstrated interest […]

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Onslow IT Cohort–a Very Successful Partnership
MSITE is indebted to Onslow County Director of Digital Learning & Technology Services, Ross Friebel. Ross, along with 10 to 12 of the county’s Digital Learning specialists attended an EDTC 6992 seminar for MAEd Instructional Technology interns. In addition to Onslow County, the fall 2014 cohort includes teachers from Duplin and Craven Counties. The interns […]

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MSITE Thanks Its Staff
At a recent faculty meeting MSITE faculty gave an enthusiastic round of applause to its staff: Joy Carraway, Amy Durrance and Cheryl Miller. “We just couldn’t do it without them,” explains Dr. Rose Sincrope.  From scheduling, to planning MSITE events, to organizing, to making the workspaces functional and friendly, these three are always there at […]

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MSITE Says Congratulations with Cake, Presents, and Smiles
Congratulations Dr. Catherine Schwartz and Dr. Patricia J. Slagter van Tryon. The pictures say it all!

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Tammy Lee, an accomplished East Carolina University double-alumni, is giving back to the university by passing on her love of Science Education and inspiring more and more young people to go into the teaching of science. As Tammy explains, " In 2010 there were only 7 students concentrating in science. Now as of spring of 2014, we have 90 students enrolled in the elementary science concentration.  Tammy spearheaded the development and implementation of 4 new courses for Elementary Majors concentrating in science. This program is vital in strengthening elementary science education, which will impact students entering STEM careers. Read the full story.



Congratulations to Katherine Collins, for becoming our featured student spotlight.  Katherine was chosen to receive the Diana Kester Award after being nominated by one of her professor's for  innovation and creativity with the use of technology in the classroom.  Having a 4.0 average helped, as well!

Katherine works full-time with students and teachers as a Digital Learning and Teaching Coach at Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet School and Bell Fork Elementary in Onslow County.  She says that she is able to use a lot of her assignments from ECU in her job. That is probably one of the reasons that she says, " East Carolina University  offers the BEST instructional technology program for educators."  The IT faculty also enjoy having Katherine in their program agreeing that, “Kat is constantly present in her online work, a dedicated student who is not only engaged in  her classwork but energizes her classmates, as well.” Read the full story.

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