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were a participant or have information on a former participant
in the North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network
(MSEN) Pre-College Program (PCP), we are searching for you. Please
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Program (PCP) Graduated Seniors
Program Senior Data (2009-2010):
The 2012 annual senior survey of the NC-MSEN PCP high school seniors yielded
the following results (which were findings similar to previous years):
96% of the NC-MSEN PCP high school seniors reported they planned to pursue
postsecondary education; 2% had planned to join the Armed Forces; 79%
reported they were accepted to attend colleges or universities in North
Carolina; 65% reported they planned to pursue a STEM major, 5% to pursue
a teaching major, and the remaining planned to pursue business, law, art,
or other professions; 68% reported they planned to pursue advanced degrees;
54% reported they had been offered some form of scholarship, some with
multiple scholarships offered.
Pre-College Program 2011 Alumni Highlight
of UNCC NC-MSEN Pre-College Program (PCP) Earned a Recognition for Her
by Starting a Nonprofit Organization named BeautyGap
Amber Koonce, an alumna of UNCC NC-MSEN PCP and a current Morehead Scholar
at UNC Chapel Hill, is being recognized
as one of American’s Top role models for her work. Please see
of NCSU NC-MSEN Pre-College Program (PCP) Pursuing Groundbreaking Computing
Research as a CIFellows
* Full Name: Tamara Lynnette Clegg
* Email: email@example.com
* From: Raleigh, NC
* Undergraduate Institution: North Carolina State University (NCSU)
* Current: PhD candidate at Georgia Institute of Technology's College
* Area(s) of Interest: Learning Sciences and Technology - Identity development,
environments, Design of technology, Communities of Learners
* Research: Kitchen Science Investigators: Designing and developing
a system to help students learn
about chemistry and cooking.
* Miscellaneous: Hobbies, health, fitness, etc.
Science Investigators in the NY Times Jan. 4, 2009
KSI on CNN
in NC news
NC-MSEN PCP alumna, Dr. Tamara Clegg, who participated at the NCSU PCP
site and was the keynote speaker at our 2nd P.E.R.S.I.S.T. Banquet in
2009, was a
Computing Innovation Fellows (CIFellows). CIFellows Project is funded
by the National Science Foundation (NSF). It was established two
years ago to provide recent Ph.D.s in computer science and allied fields
exciting one- to two-year opportunities at universities and industrial
A key goal was to retain these bright young graduates in research and
teaching during the economic downturn. A total of 60 CIFellows were
funded in 2009,
followed by 47 others in 2010.
CIFellows such as Dr. Tamara Clegg herself is pursuing groundbreaking
computing research in areas like learning, biology, sustainability,
college/university: Georgia Institute of Technology
Mentor, host organization: Allison Druin, University of Maryland
Biography: Tamara Clegg is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of
Maryland’s iSchool. Her research interests are in science identity
and how technology can promote science identity development. She received
her B.S. from North Carolina State University in 2002 and her Ph.D.
from the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Interactive
Computing in 2010. As part of her dissertation work, she was a co-creator
of a life-relevant learning program, Kitchen Science Investigators,
and supporting technology.
Research interests: Tamara’s research is focused on developing
technology to support life-relevant learning environments where children
engage in science in the context of achieving goals relevant to their
lives. She is using participatory design with children to develop these
new technologies. Her work includes creating new life-relevant learning
environments to understand how identity development happens across these
environments. From this analysis, she aims to draw design guidelines
for life-relevant learning activities and technology in various contexts
Pre-College Program 2010 Alumni Highlight
of NCSU NC-MSEN Pre-College Program (PCP) Attended Summer Program at
Scott was accepted into the Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program
(BioMed RAP) and the NSF funded
Cellular and Developmental Biology Apprenticeship Program (CD-BioRAP),
which are 10-week summer research programs
for exceptional students interested in pursuing biomedical research
careers. These programs are designed to provide a
rigorous, in-depth research experience to prepare participants for top-quality
Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs in the
biological and biomedical sciences. The 2010 programs will convene June
1 through August 6, 2010.
University is recognized as a preeminent research and educational institution.
The University provides
education, leadership and an environment that future scientists and
clinicians need as they prepare to solve emerging
biological problems. The program will conclude with a symposium featuring
research presentations by participants.
a BioMedRAP/CD-BioRAP participant, Ninecia will:
conduct independent research with outstanding faculty mentors
in a cutting edge science and technology environment
exposure to some of the nation's finest biomedical investigators and
an extensive variety of research topics
individualized career counseling and develop your career interests
in workshops, seminars and journal clubs
a social network with student peers and faculty
to apply to the best Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs in the United States
Information can be obtained from the BioMed RAP's website link: http://biomedrap.wustl.edu/dbbs/website.nsf/biomedrap?OpenPage.
Pre-College Program 2009 Alumni Highlight
of FSU NC-MSEN Pre-College Program (PCP) Served as "Chancellor
for the Day"
Kristy Mitchell, a 2007 Fayetteville State University (FSU) NC-MSEN
Pre-College Program (PCP) alumna,
was selected as FSU’s “2009 Chancellor for the Day.”
In describing her recent leadership experience she states,
“It’s a great opportunity to walk in the shoes of the Chancellor
and see through the eyes of a great leader.”
Please visit http://www.uncfsu.edu/chancellor/foraday/kristy.htm
to see more details.
Upon high school graduation, Kristy received a scholarship to attend
FSU and is currently a junior majoring
in Mathematics. This is the second time a NC-MSEN PCP graduate has been
selected for the prestigious
university honor. Mr. Matthew Wynn, FSU PCP Class of 2005, was selected
to serve as the “2008 Chancellor
for the Day."
of UNC Charlotte NC-MSEN Pre-College Program (PCP) Earned Prestigious
Jeremy Feaster and his classmate, Dusty Watts, getting ready to board
the plane to London.
Jeremy Feaster, a graduate of the UNC-Charlotte NC-MSEN PCP and Harding
High School, was selected to spend eleven weeks studying at
Worcester College at Oxford University. During the summer study abroad
program, he earned 12 college credits and enjoyed traveling in
Paris, Germany and Italy. Jeremy is most noted for his high school research
that focused on a water purification system for Third World
countries, which resulted in numerous awards and recognition.
attends Georgia Institute of Technology with a major in Engineering.
After completing one year at Georgia Tech, he has earned
sufficient credits to be classified as a junior. Jeremy also was selected
as Georgia Tech’s keynote speaker for the 2009 Freshman Convocation.
This prestigious honor is awarded to only a few students who have distinguished
themselves as academic scholars. Please click here
the article about Jeremy's Convocation in Technique (in pdf).
Pre-College Program 2008 Alumni Highlight
NC-MSEN Pre-College Program (PCP) Alumna's CNN Blurb
NCSU NC-MSEN PCP alumna, Tamara Clegg, is currently a doctoral student
at Georgia Tech. She was featured recently on CNN
about her Kitchen Science Investigators. Please click
to view the video clip.
of UNCC NC-MSEN Pre-College Program (PCP) was Featured in the December
The University City Magazine
Feaster, alumnus of UNCC NC-MSEN PCP and a graduate of Harding University,
modern day renaissance man who recently completed a summer internship
in hopes of purifying water for Third World countries. Please click to
read his article in the
University City Magazine (in pdf) as well as the Web
site of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
Pre-College Program 2006 Alumni Highlight
of FSU NC-MSEN Pre-College Program (PCP) Gave Back to Community
Raphael, Fayetteville State University (FSU) NC-MSENPCP alumnus, who is
also a recent graduate at Princeton University gave
forty students at Pine Forest and nearby schools in Fayetteville, NC a
support system so they can learn how to pursue and reach goals.
Please click an article at Fayetteville
Online and The Fayetteville
Observer. (Please make sure you have Adobe Reader to view these
two articles. If not, please click here
Pre-College Program 2005 Alumni Highlight
of UNCCH NC-MSEN Pre-College Program (PCP) Received
Exceptional Academic Achievement
Patrick Hines, alumnus of UNCCH NC-MSEN PCP, is the first Africian American
male to complete the MD/PhD
Program at The University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel
Hill. He received his PhD in Pahrmacology.
Dr. Hines is a Chairperson Emeritus for the Student National Medical Association
(SNMA) and a graduate of
Hampton University's School of Science.