News Items from UNC Greensboro

Justin Cunningham won the Rockingham County Schools Beginning Teacher of Excellence award. He was in the initial cohort of UNC Greensboro’s Piedmont Teacher Residency Partnership (PTRP). This program not only helps students who want to change their career path after getting their initial undergraduate degree; it also prepares qualified teachers for students in rural schools.

Dr. Regis Kopper has received National Institutes of Standards and Technology funding to develop augmented reality interfaces for use by first responders. Kopper and his partners, Dr. Jeronimo Grandi and Raleigh-based company NextGen Interactions, will work with public safety personnel and consultants to create a database of common public safety tasks that can be improved by AR tech.

Dr. Amber Vermeesch joined the UNC Greensboro School of Nursing this fall as an associate professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Nursing. Amber’s research focuses on nature-based interventions, improving individuals’ mental and physical health by spending time outdoors.