March 06, 2010
Kitty Hawk, NC
Outreach Coordinator Michelle Covi presented "Understanding Coastal Hazards through GIS" to a group of over 30 teachers and staff of TechMath, a STEM project for students and teachers designed to teach how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are used in real-life businesses and careers. The goal is to help students become more motivated and better prepared to become technologically skilled workers.
The TechMath Summit, held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk, NC, celebrated over three years of successful teacher training with teachers from all over northeastern North Carolina. Teachers who attended the summit, including five teachers from the Cape Hatteras Secondary School of Coastal Studies, received a GIS curriculum that could be tailored to their classroom as well as resources to expand and apply geography in their math or science discipline. The group also explored the prospects of wind energy at Jockey’s Ridge State Park using hand-held anemometers and maps.