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Dr. Chris Rhea
Dr. Chris Rhea

Dr. Christopher Rhea (RISE Network) received new funding from the UNC System Office for the project “UNC Greensboro’s Science Everywhere event on the main campus and at the Moss Street Partnership Elementary School.” Dr. Tracey Howell, Dr. Christina O’Connor, and Dr. Kim Sousa-Peoples, are co-principal investigators on the project.

The project maintains an expansive footprint which includes the signature Science Everywhere event on UNCG’s campus and a mini-science event at the Moss Street Partnership Elementary School (MSPS), located in Reidsville, which is operated by UNCG in partnership with Rockingham County Schools. All activities are free and open to the public. The event at MSPS will lead into the Science Everywhere event on UNCG’s main campus. The 2020 theme of “The Future” will be incorporated in two ways. First, “The Future” can be defined as the future leaders and professionals of STEM, which will be engaged in our events that cater to K-12 students. Engagement at an early age is a key pathway in the development of a STEM workforce pipeline. Second, “The Future” can be defined as the future of STEM. What better way to show the future of STEM than by including futuristic demonstrations, such as using virtual reality for medicine or how to grow plants in outer space.

At UNCG’s 6th annual Science Everywhere event, families will engage in new and interesting scientific ideas, will have access to labs, and will interact with science experts in many fields. Collaborators include UNCG’s Research and Instruction in STEM Education (RISE) Network – a coalition of STEM educators and researchers, faculty and students – the Provost’s Office, the Office of Enrollment Management, the School of Education, and University Communications.

 
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