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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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Scholarships ARE Available!
The College of Education Scholarship system is now open for 2015-2016! The College of Education offers more than $200,000 in scholarships every year. Scholarships range from $250 to $7,000 a year! This scholarship process will allow you to apply for all scholarships offered by the College of Education for which you are eligible. Students can […]

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Dr. Brown to Deliver Commencement Address
At Friday’s graduation, Dec. 19, 2014, Dr. Abbie Brown will deliver the commencement address. In his address, Dr. Brown observes that earning a university degree is an exhilarating and satisfying personal investment, and that education helps one see, “the big picture” and more details within that picture.  More information can be found in the article […]

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Students Show Competence Working with SMART Technologies
Using a SMARTboard to create lessons and interactive activities is just one way that pre-service teachers show their competence working with technology.  The focus of the required, EDTC 4001, is for students to gain competence with both existing and emerging technologies to be able to teach the 21st century learner with high levels of thinking and […]

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NASA Scientist Meets with Science Students
On Thursday, November 13, Descriptive Astronomy students had the pleasure of meeting with local scientist, Ryan Danell. Although, as this Greenville resident says, he is not a “rocket scientist,” he does work for NASA. Ryan shared his background as a chemist and his work on a spectrometer that will be used on a Mars rover […]

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We offer congratulations to Rhea Miles on her recent one million dollar grant award, a Science Education Against Drug Abuse Partnership Program (SEADAP) funded by National Institute of Health / National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA) from 2014-2018. The SEADAP program is a 6-12th grade  curriculum using planarians. Planarians are a type of flat worm that display preclinical effects of addictive substances such as nicotine and alcohol.   Click to see TV News coverage of this study.The specific aims of the program are to use planarians to implement an outstanding “hands on” curriculum which teaches students about the science of drug addiction and the adverse effects of widely abused substances; foster partnerships between scientists, educators and students via media outlets to educate the general public about drug addiction and abuse; conduct investigations from a lab manual with students and teachers which specifically address National Science Education Standards; expose students to addiction research; and increase student interest in careers in biomedical science. Read the full story.


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Congratulations to Beth Wantz, for becoming our featured student spotlight.  Beth is a senior, graduating in May of 2015,  and majoring in Elementary Education with a concentration in Science.  She graduated from Holly Springs High School in 2011. She is currently the president of the Science Education Club and is employed as a student worker at the ECU Center for STEM Education.  She has been on the Chancellor’s List for maintaining a 4.0 GPA for the past three years and has received scholarships from the ECU College of Education for the past two years.   She has been a camp counselor at the ECU Summer Science Camp and when not busy with school, she enjoys going to Pirate football games and spending time with her friends and family.
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