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Jennifer Riley

 
Jennifer Riley, CDI Intern and WSSU Senior, is featured in the Scientific American blog for her conference poster presentation on the iSwoop project.

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
2015 Annual Meeting – Jan 3-7, 2015

George Eckart

George Eckart

George Eckart is an Engineer and STEM advocate. Before landing his current position with the NC DOT as a traffic engineer, he spent more than a decade in Winston-Salem, Forsyth and Guilford counties helping students learn. From the start of his public teaching career, his focus has been on science and technology infused with computer animation, scientific visualization, and game art. George’s resume reads like a tapestry winding the thread of career between the wefts of engineering, design, and public teaching. From this unique vantage point, he captures the value of exposing and nudging students toward the CDI

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Hunter Chen

Hunter Chen

Atkins High School senior Hunter Chen finished up his fall internship at CDI this month. Reflecting on his experience this semester and throughout the past several years, Chen looks excitedly and confidently toward his future goals. The following interview captures the essence of CDI’s role in cultivating future innovators.

CDI:  How did you first hear about CDI?

H:  During my freshman year at Atkins High School, my technology teacher, Mr. (George) Eckart, told me about an upcoming CDI Idea Exchange and encouraged me to go. I didn’t know what that was, but decided to check it out with another student.

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iSWOOP

What do you get when you combine scientists, informal science educators and national park rangers (interpreters) and set them out to work together in the field?

You end up with a system for engaging 270 million national park visitors in dynamic conversations about cutting edge scientific research and fostering interest in conserving parks, benefiting wildlife, and preserving a national heritage.

With this vision in mind, iSWOOP pilots a model with transformative potential for national parks.

Interpreters and Scientists Working On-Site at Our Parks (iSWOOP)

This National Science Foundation grant-funded project (Advancing Informal STEM Learning program) is enabling CDI design researchers Nick Hristov and Louise Allen

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