Elizabeth City State University
AWARD YEAR: 2022
ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY
DIRECTOR: TIMOTHY GOODALE, PH.D.
PROJECT TITLE: INTRODUCING NORTH CAROLINA YOUTH TO MARINE SCIENCE CAREERS AND CRITICAL ISSUES
Introducing North Carolina Youth to Marine Science Careers and Critical Issues aims to provide innovative technology enhanced experiences focused within the field of marine science for middle school students in northeast North Carolina. Within this two-year project two cohorts of 40 middle school students (80 total) will partake in a weeklong summer colloquium. Marine Science topics will be integrated within the middle school STEM fields as follows: Science: Polar Ice Melting and Impact on Water Chemistry and Ocean Currents; Technology: Remote Sensing in Sea Level Change and Erosion; Engineering: Coastal Resilience; Math: Population Dynamics and Fisheries Management.
In addition, during the summer colloquium students will be exposed to potential maritime careers and fields of study. Within this summer experience middle school students will choose an area of interest to further research with support of project personnel. Once the next academic year begins, the middle school students will collaborate with a “near peer” mentors that are undergraduate pre-service science teachers that are interning within or nearby to their schools. They will work with their mentor to develop a research project to present at the Region 1 science and engineering fair at East Carolina University and the project Marine Science Symposium.
Mar 10, 2023
Jun 09, 2023
Nov 30, 2023
Notice of Award
Dec 01, 2023
Award Start Date
Aug 30, 2026
Award End Date