2016 SRET

2016 Summer Research Experience for Teachers (SRET)

For the first time, 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). Ten 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; and Dr. Marcus Jones, chemistry, UNC Charlotte. Here’s a quick glimpse into their research topics and their work together:

Single-Pixel Hyper spectral Imaging for Detecting Damage in Porcine Liver Samples

  • Janet Raybon, science teacher, Myers Park High School
  • Deb Semmler, physics teacher, East Mecklenburg High School
  • Elizabeth Walker, language arts teacher, Randolph Middle School
  • Joseph Peller, physics and optical science graduate student, UNC Charlotte
  • Dr. Susan Trammell, associate professor of physics and optical science at UNC
    Charlotte

Light Assisted Drying (LAD) of Small Volume Biologics

  • Miesha Gadsden, 3rd grade, J.H. Gunn Elementary School
  • Tabitha Miller, kindergarten teacher, Collinswood Language Academy
  • Connie Wood, biology teacher, East Mecklenburg High School
  • Madison Young, physics and optical science graduate student, UNC Charlotte
  • Dr. Susan Trammell, associate professor of physics and optical science at UNC
    Charlotte

Synthesis and Fabrication of Gold and Silver Nanoparticle Films for Plasmon-enhanced
Light Harvesting Applications

  • Liz Allard, 7th grade integrated science, Cochrane Collegiate Academy
  • Joyce Patton, science teacher, Coulwood Middle School
  • Ashley Renzo, 8th grade integrated science, Northwest School of the Arts
  • Joanne Rowe, mathematics teacher, Northwest School of the Arts
  • Kathleen Dipple, nanoscale science graduate student, UNC Charlotte
  • Andrew Tobias, nanoscale science graduate student, UNC Charlotte
  • Dr. Marcus Jones, associate professor of chemistry at UNC Charlotte