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NASA Education Specialist to Provide Professional Development for Local Teachers at Claflin University

Sep 30, 2011

NASA's Elicia Dynae Fullwood, an Aerospace Education Service Program (AESP) specialist, will be on hand at Claflin University on June 1 and 2 to provide local K-12 teachers with instructional materials and strategies that reflect the educational needs of the 21st century.

Fullwood will use hands-on/minds-on approaches to critical thinking and problem solving that will reinforce the relevance and broad application of science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM).

Lecture demonstrations and classroom visits will be conducted to support the program. It will include an overview of satellites, planetary probes and aeronautics research and development. An emphasis will be placed on future projects and careers.

Fullwood currently serves as the aerospace education specialist with Pennsylvania State University to represent NASA in the education community. Prior to joining AESP, she taught high school science in Houston. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston and a Masters of Education degree from the University of St. Thomas. Fullwood is now pursuing a doctorate in instructional technology and distance education from Nova Southeastern University.

All teachers are welcome to attend. The training will be held on June 1 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on June 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Molecular Science Research Center, located on 898 Goff Ave. in Orangeburg.

For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Peters, chair of the Department of Chemistry, by phone at (803) 535-5304 or by e-mail at angela.peters@claflin.edu.

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