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New Ring Systems for New Drugs


CTI Fellows Josh Trujillo and Kassie Stevens, chemistry teachers at W.A. Hough High School, conducted research in Dr. Erland Steven’s pharmaceutical laboratory at Davidson College this summer.  View their poster synopsis below.

Research Team:

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

Investigation of Optical Properties of Silver Nanorod Films

 

Research Team:

  • 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
Features

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

Research Team:

  • 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 physical and optical science, UNC Charlotte
Features

Light Assisted Drying (LAD) of Chlorophyll

Research Team:

  • 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 physical and optical science, UNC Charlotte
Features

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

Geneva Bell SRET 2017

 

Phil Carver SRET 2017

 

Bell Carver Overview SRET 2017

Research Team:

  • 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 of chemistry, UNC Charlotte
Features

Silver Nanoparticles for Enhanced Efficiency in Solar Applications

Research Team:

  • 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

 

 

Events Features

2017 CTI Science Research Showcase

SRET Showcase & Reception: Thursday, Sept. 7, 5:00-5:50 p.m.                  Halton Reading Room in Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte

CTI will host the Science Research Experience for Teachers (SRET) Showcase and Reception on Thursday, Sept. 7, 5:00-5:50 p.m. at the Halton Reading Room at UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library. This event is free and open to the public. Guests are invited to learn about Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teachers’ work with professors in research laboratories at UNC Charlotte and Davidson College this summer.

Fourteen CMS teachers collaborated with professors and graduate assistants, as part of CTI’s 2017 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, UNCC; Marcus Jones, chemistry, UNCC; Dr. Tom Schmedake, chemistry, UNCC; and Dr. Erland Stevens, chemistry, Davidson College.

During the Sept. 7 reception, the SRET teacher fellows, professors and graduate assistants will provide poster presentations and discuss their unique collaborations and how this research experience translates to their classrooms and their students. Pizza and soft drinks will be served. Parking details here.

For an overview of each research team and their research topics, see SRET.

 

 

Features

Seminar Leader Harold Reiter visits Barringer Academic Center

Dr. Harold Reiter, Seminar Leader for the 2015 Fundamentals of Mathematics seminar, visited Barringer Academic Center to get students excited about math while modeling problem solving techniques. Dr. Reiter was invited by CTI fellows Mindy Passe and Lisa Ashworth.  Through the pace, interaction and allure of ‘prizes’, he had the students in the palm of his hands.

Several of Ms. Ashworth’s students attend the Charlotte Math Club with Dr. Reiter and loved having him lead them in challenging math activities.  He has been a mentor to several of her students over the past 8 years.

Ms. Passe reported that they were very excited and insightful about what they learned and the student’s comments of gratitude “reflected not only an appreciation for the math concepts and challenges but an understanding of the idea that tolerating confusion helps us to grow.” The three teachers who participated (Ms. Passe, Ms. Ashworth and Mr. Nasife) reported that “it was helpful to see Dr. Reiter’s methodology and strategies and considered him a ‘master teacher’ who was invigorating and memorable for students and teachers alike.”

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Reiter Thank You Card

 

 

 

2014 Features Vol 4: Intersections of Science, Technology and Culture

Our Community: Charlotte — History Channels Who We Are Today!

Rosa Bockian, Third Grade, Collinswood Language Academy

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