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Graduate Students Present Posters at Graduate Research Poster Session (March 2012)

Photo of Tiffany Dial and Dr. Mark Canada Photo of Dr. Martin Farley and Laura Yoder Photo of Marajo Kellihan

Five graduate students in Science Education presented posters on 27 March 2012 for the UNCP Graduate Research Poster and Information Session. Graduate students from across disciplines participated in the Session, which was held in the University Center Annex Assembly room. Students in Science Education were Matthew Dial, Marajo Kellihan, James Sanford, Laura Yoder, and Tiffany Dial (pictured from left to right).

Winners of the session were Anh Pham (MBA student), Brian McCormick (MBA student), and Lindsey Henderson Riley (Elementary Education). Receiving honorable mention were Matthew Dial (Science Education) and Joel C. Mayo (MAT English Education).

Photo of Dr. Velinda Woriax and Matthew Dial Photo of Scott Bigelow and Tiffany Dial Photo of James Sanford and photographer

Judges for the evening were Drs. Valerie Austin, Warren Eller, Roger Ladd, and Velinda Woriax, all of whom are UNCP faculty members and graduate program directors. Also judging was LTC David Walton (Fort Bragg Director of Education). Dr. Woriax is a member of the faculty in the Biology Department.

Profiles and poster abstracts for graduate students in Science Education are given below. Click on the poster title to view the abstract:

Matthew Dial (BS Biology, UNCP, 2007) Photo of Matthew Dial

Graduate degree program: MA Non-Licensure in Science Education
Estimated graduation date: Fall 2012
Faculty mentor: Dr. Rita Hagevik

Research Poster Abstract: CHANGING NATURE OF SCIENCE VIEWS IN UNDERGRADUATE BIOLOGY MAJORS USING CASE STORIES ON THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

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Tiffany Dial (BS Biology, UNCP, 2010) Photo of Tiffany Dial

Graduate degree program: MAT Secondary Science Education
Estimated graduation date: Fall 2012
Faculty mentor: Dr. Rita Hagevik

Research Poster Abstract: PERCEPTIONS OF SCIENCE COURSES BY ACADEMICALLY STRUGGLING STUDENTS IN A BIOLOGY TUTORING PROGRAM

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Marajo Kellihan Photo of Marajo Kellihan
(BS Chemistry and Biology, UNCP, 2009)

Graduate degree program: MAT Secondary Science Education
Estimated graduation date: Spring 2013
Faculty mentor: Rita Hagevik

Research Poster Abstract: USING MULTIPLE REPRESENTATIONS IN TEACHING VARIOUS DISCIPLINES OF SCIENCE

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James Sanford (BA Biology, UNCP, 2007) Photo of James Sanford

Graduate degree program: MAT Secondary Science Education
Estimated graduation date: Fall 2012
Faculty mentor: Dr. Rita Hagevik

Research Poster Abstract: SCIENCE PROFESSORS’ VIEWS OF FAITH-BASED VS. EVIDENCE-BASED KNOWLEDGE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE

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Laura Yoder (BS Chemistry, Appalachian State University, 2005)
Photo of Laura Yoder
Graduate degree program: MA Non-Licensure in Science Education
Estimated graduation date: Summer 2012
Faculty mentor: Rita Hagevik

Research Poster Abstract: TEACHING OUTSIDE YOUR FIELD OF EXPERTISE: HOW DO BIOLOGY TEACHERS APPROACH ASTRONOMY INSTRUCTION?
   

Photo of Graduate Student Research Poster Session Photo of James Sanford Photo of Graduate Student Research Poster Session

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