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 The Mathematics and Science Education Center will continue to support faculty and students by providing access to its library of materials and resources.  If you are a faculty member and have specific requests for your summer 2021 course or would like to brainstorm about your current needs with our staff, contact Leah McManus at mcmanusld@appstate.edu for a consultation regarding your needs.  Currently faculty or students can request items from the library by emailing Leah McManus at mcmanusld@appstate.  Currently, items should be requested no less than 3 business days in advance and will be made available on a cart outside of the Center, located in suite 506 of the Reich College of Education building.  Items can be returned to the provided bins outside of the Center for cleaning prior to being returned to the collection for circulation. Please note that there are also STEM kits and other materials available through the Belk Library


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Professional Development Opportunities

 The Mathematics Education Leadership Training program in the Department of Mathematical Sciences is hosting its annual summer institute with a variety of workshop offerings, including courses co-sponsored by the Mathematics and Education Science Center on mathematics for students in special education and the college and career ready graduate mathematics course.  Visit https://mathsci.appstate.edu/melt for more information.  

The Mathematics and Science Education Center is excited to offer an importnat workshop on chemical safety for educators on April 17, facilited by internationally known chemical safety expert, Samuella Sigmann.  See the flyer linked here for more information. 

cartoon chemist

Belk Library Develops a Virtual Idea Factory for Teachers 

The Idea Factory in the IMC of the Belk Library has been a hub for creative teachers to make things for their classrooms, whether for bulletin boards or video creations.  The Virtual Idea Factory brings that online, providing tools for teachers to design engaging content for their virtual classrooms.  Visit the Virtual Idea Factory at this link for more! 


IDEA-CON 2020 Conference Draws Nearly 500 Online Participants 

The IDEA-CON 2020 conference kicked off July 30-31 with a collection of pre-recorded video sessions, four plenary/panel presentations, and a Facebook Group for interactions.  With about  500 participants representing nearly every district in NC plus international teachers, IDEA-CON 2020 demonstrated how we can innovate our usual professional development and engagement in this time of virtual interactions.  Not only did the conference allow participation by many teachers who otherwise may not have been able to travel to Boone, but the use of closed captioning created a more inclusive environment for educators . The center staff provided organizational support for this conference, including organizing the online platform for content delivery, collecting door prizes and "drawing" for them online, and working with speakers to prepare for their sessions.  

IDEA-CON 2020 represents a new model for online engagement and is expected to become an annual event for the Reich College of Education.  More information will be presented in the next center newsletter. 

Betty Door Prizes

Associate Director Betty Long conducts a door prize via Facebook Live.

MSEC Names Dr. Tracie McLemore Salinas Next Director

Dr. Tracie McLemore Salinas, Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and formerly Director of Teacher Education and Engagement for Appalachian's College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the Director of the Mathematics and Science Education Center.  Salinas has collaborated with the center previously on projects and outreach.  The announcement can be read at this link. 


MSEC 2019 Science Seminar Series

View the web story here.

Northwestern Region 7 Science Fair

This year's regional science fair will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020 in the Reich College of Education Building. Please visit the Northwestern Region 7 Science Fair website for schedule, registration, and additional information. The science fair is sponsored by the non-profit NC Science Fair Foundation.

Photos from the December 15, 2015 Science Fair


North Carolina Science Festival

NC Science FestivalAppalachian State University was a major participant in the North Carolina Science Festival that began in 2010 during September 11-26. The Festival was moved to spring to better accommadate schedules and the fifth annual Festival was held April 10-26, 2015.  The next Science Festival will be held the month of April 2019. STEAM Expo day is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Holmes Convocation Center. Additional associated events in various locations on the ASU campus throughout the month of April.

 For more information about ASU science activities during the Festival, visit http://ncsciencefestival.appstate.edu/

Mathematics Education Leadership Training (MELT).

STEM at Appalachian State University


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