SRET

2017 Summer Research Experience for Teachers (SRET)

For the second summer, CTI  offered its Fellows the opportunity to collaborate with professors in research laboratories at UNC Charlotte and Davidson College, as part of its Summer Research Experience for Teachers (SRET). Fourteen CMS teachers collaborated with professors and graduate assistants, as part of the SRET during June and July. These CTI Fellows worked in four different laboratories led by university and college professors: Dr. Susan Trammell, physics and optical science, UNC Charlotte; Dr. Marcus Jones, chemistry, UNC Charlotte; Dr. Tom Schmedake, chemistry, UNC Charlotte; and Dr. Erland Stevens, chemistry, Davidson College. Here’s a quick glimpse into their research topics and their work together:

Silver Nanoparticles for Enhanced Efficiency in Solar Applications

  • Wendy Potter, apparel and textile production teacher, Butler High School
  • Kari Rhoades, biomedical science teacher, Mallard Creek High School
  • Kathleen Dipple, chemistry graduate student, UNC Charlotte
  • Meesha Kaushal, chemistry graduate student, UNC Charlotte
  • Dr. Marcus Jones, associate professor of chemistry, UNC Charlotte

Investigation of Optical Properties of Silver Nanorod Films

  • Marielle Matheus, third grade teacher, Vaughan Academy of Technology
  • Jackie Smith, forensics teacher, Hough High School
  • Kathleen Dipple, chemistry graduate student, UNC Charlotte
  • Meesha Kaushal, chemistry graduate student, UNC Charlotte
  • Dr. Marcus Jones, associate professor of chemistry, UNC Charlotte

How You Can Use Fluorescence and Light to Demonstrate Chemistry Concepts in Your Classroom

  • Geneva Bell, science teacher, James Martin Middle School
  • Phil Carver, science teacher, James Martin Middle School
  • Margaret Kocherga, graduate assistant in chemistry, UNC Charlotte
  • Dr. Tom Schmedake, associate professor of chemistry, UNC Charlotte

Examining the Effects of Freeze/Thaw Cycles on Porcine Skin Using Spectral Analysis

  • Michelle Faggert, science teacher, Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School
  • Namrata Gupta, science teacher, Nations Ford Elementary School
  • Curtis Overton, science teacher, West Mecklenburg High School
  • Joseph Peller, graduate assistant in physics, UNC Charlotte
  • Dr. Susan Trammell, associate professor of physics and optical science, UNC Charlotte

Light Assisted Drying (LAD) of Chlorophyll

  • NaKreshia Cox, science teacher, Sedgefield Middle School
  • Audrey Dorante, history teacher, East Mecklenburg High School
  • Heather Nash, science teacher, East Mecklenburg High School
  • Madison Young, graduate assistant in physics, UNC Charlotte
  • Dr. Susan Trammell, associate professor of physics and optical science, UNC Charlotte

New Ring Systems for New Drugs

  • Kassie Calvo, chemistry teacher, Hough High School
  • Josh Trujillo, chemistry teacher, Hough High School
  • Dr. Erland Stevens, professor of chemistry, Davidson College