Outreach Projects by Faculty Member

SchugGwen Robbins Schug

828-262-7505 
robbinsgm@appstate.edu 

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Forensic Anthropology summer camp for high school students
  • First Lego League Robotics advisor
  • Guest lecturer at schools (topics include skeletal system and evolution)
  • Community science events particpant

BellemerAndrew Bellemer

828-262-6923
bellemerac@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • K-12 Outreach and Programming
  • Outreach Topics: Genetics, Neuroscience, Genetic Engineering, Molecular Biology
  • Facilities and Laboratory Tours

EnglandLaura England

828-262-7237
englandle@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Outreach Coordinator for Southern Appalachian Environmental Research & Education Group
  • K12 Outreach topics: environmental education, watershed science, stream ecology
  • Hosts environmental education workshop series for educators
  • Advises ASU undergrads who want to do environmental education with local youth

GeibJennifer Geib

828-262-2174
geibjc@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Expertise: Ecology/ population biology
  • Science teacher education
  • Teacher professional development
  • Adolescent disciplinary literacy (ELLMSS Program)
  • History, nature and philosophy of science
  • Research focus: Plant-pollinator interactions.

JenkinsAndrew Jenkins

828-262-7875
jenkinsap@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Expertise: Botany, plant taxonomy and plant identification
  • Teacher workshops (Environmental Research & Education Group)
  • Community workshops and events (Blue Ridge Conservancy and State Parks)
  • North Carolina Environmental Educator Certificate Program - workshop leader

MeyerJerry Meyer

828-262-4025
meyerja@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Biology Greenhouse Manager
  • Greenhouse Community Outreach Coordinator
  • "High Country Gardening" Program Leader
  • NC Science Expo Presenter

OleyKevin Oley

828-262-6635
oleykm@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Science program director and instructor at summer camps;
  • Biological consultant
  • Examples of workshop topics: MRSA, Jason Project
  • Community science events and classroom visits

ToranMarta Toran

617-378-8148
toranml@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Expertise: Biology, Science Education
  • Secondary Science Education- Teacher Preparation
  • Middle and elementary school science outreach (classroom visits, resources, etc.)
  • STEM @AppState website
  • Community science events
  • Science Fair Judge

TubertyShea Tuberty

828-262-6857
tubertysr@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Community Science Events
  • Classroom Visits (Topics include: stream ecology and mammalian biology)
  • Guest Lectures (e.g. Appalachian Lifelong Learners, Audubon Society, Trout Unlimited)
  • Science Fair Judge
  • Summer Ventures in Science and Math (Aquatic Environmental Science)
  • Operation Medicine Cabinet (Pharmaceutical Take-Back Program)
  • Community-Based Research in Ecotoxicology (Spring semesters)

HambourgerMike Hambourger

828-262-2759
hambourgerms@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Expertise: Chemistry, Photochemical reactions, Catalysts, Photosynthesis.
  • Classroom visits
  • Chemistry Demo shows
  • NC Science Expo presenter
  • Community science events
  • Science Fair Judge
  • Chmistry Club Advisor/ Outreach Coordinator

PuckettLibby Puckett

828-262-2754
puckettlg@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Expertise: Chemistry, Forensic Science
  • Forensic Science Camp (Director)
  • Science Seminar Series presenter
  • Duke TIP Anatomy and Physiology Camp speaker
  • GEAR UP Summer Program Participant (US. Dept of Education)
  • Upward Bound Science and Math Program Coordinator (2010)

SigmannSamuella Sigmann

828-262-2755
sigmannsb@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • "Lorna's Sun in a Bottle" Hands-on program with school groups
  • Classroom visits
  • Science Expo session facilitator
  • Chemical Safety Officer
  • AppState Chemistry Department Faculty

TaubmanBrett Taubman

828-262-7847
taubmanbf@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Expertise: Analytical, Environmental, and Fermentation Chemistry
  • Climate Action Network through Direct Observations and Outreach (CAN-DOO)
  • K-8 Science Clubs
  • Science Fair Judge
  • Climate Science Camp for Home Schooled Students
  • Guest Lecturer for Appalachian Lifelong Learners, NC Arboretum, Hickory Science Center
  • Summer Ventures in Science and Math (Climate Science)
  • More at http://www.appstate.edu/~taubmanbf/

WheelerDale Wheeler

828-262-6805
wheelerde@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Expertise: Inorganic Chemistry.
  • Elementary Schol Science Outreach Facilitator
  • Science Fair Judge
  • Teacher workshops
  • National Chemistry Week Area Coordinator (former)

FenwickJay Fenwick

828-262-2708
fenwickjb@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Expertise: programming languages, software engineering, and computer science education.
  • CS4HS summer workshop for middle and high school teachers
  • Upward Bound summer camp (programming and robotics)
  • Teacher and student programming with Scratch workshops
  • Classroom visitations and computing workshops at schools

ParksDee Parks

828-262-2740
dap@cs.appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Classroom visits
  • Teacher workshops
  • CS4HS
  • CS Unplugged

ParryMitch Parry

828-262-2149
parryrm@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Teacher Workshops
  • Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
  • Expertise: Artificial Intelligence and Applications of Computational Techniques

TashakkoriRahman Tashakkori

828-262-7009
rt@cs.appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Teacher workshops
  • Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
  • S-STEM Program
  • CS4HS
  • CS Unplugged

HagemanSteven Hageman

828-262-6609
hagemansj@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Expertise: Sedimentary Geology, Paleontology.
  • Guest classroom scientist through "Invite A Scientist" program (NC Science Festival)

HeckertAndrew Heckert

828-262-7609
heckertab@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • McKinney Geology Teaching Museum;
  • Fred Webb Jr. Outdoor Geology Lab;
  • K12 Presentations and rock and fossil workshops;
  • Science Seminar Series presenter;
  • Adjunct at several natural science museums;
  • General geology and Paleontology presentations;
  • Featured Faculty profile

Liutkus-PierceCynthia Liutkus-Pierce

828-262-6933
liutkuscm@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Expertise: Sedimentary Geology, Paleolandscape Reconstruction
  • Geology Club Advisor
  • Guest lecturer at museums, universities and special community programs
  • National Geographic Explorer

MallardLaura Mallard

828-262-7517
mallardl@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Expertise: Geoscience education
  • Summer workshops for teachers: geology, environmental science, meteorites, earthquakes, climate change.
  • K-12 classroom visits

WaterworthLauren Waterworth

828-262-2747
waterworthlh@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Experitise: Physical, Environment and Applied Geology, Environmental Law
  • Classroom visits
  • Community science events

AnoufrievGregory Anoufriev

828-262-7466
anoufrievg@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Expertise: Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry, Forensic Pathology, Exercise Physiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology Summer Camp
  • High School Internship program
  • Chemistry Demonstration
  • Community Science Events
  • Public Lectures
  • Science Fair Advisor
  • Forensic Science Camp

JamesJoy James

828-262-6322
jamesjj@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Expertise: Environmental/ Outdoor Education
  • Student workshops
  • Research interests: Environmental Socialization (how people become comfortable in outdoor natural environments), Environmental Education, Non-formal Educational environments (EE, Camps, Museums, etc)

GreenwaldSarah J. Greenwald

828-262-2363
greenwaldsj@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Expertise: Geometry, Mathematics and Society
  • Hubbard Fellow
  • Public lectures
  • Women in Mathematics Badge for Girl Scouts  (can link to http://cs.appstate.edu/~sjg/awm/earnedbadge.html)
  • Adviser of Association for Women in Mathematics Student Chapter

Marland

Eric Marland

828-262-2374
marlandes@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Expertise: Applied Mathematics, Robotics, Environmental and Life Sciences
  • Supporting school robotics (organizing events, writing grants, local team support, judging)
  • Science math fair judge
  • Math team coach
  • High Country Math Tournament organizer
  • Professional development and advising

PalmerTrina Palmer

828-262-2912
palmerk@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Mathematics Education in middle and high school
  • Biology Applications in math curriculum
  • Effective online teaching
  • Regional Science Fair Judge

SalinasTracie McLemore Salinas

828-262-1276
salinastm@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Mathematics teaching and learning
  • STEM education and policy
  • Equity in STEM
  • STEM leadership 

TylerLori Tyler

828-262-6369
tylerle@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics (Director)
  • ASU Math Contest Coordinator
  • Regional and State Math Fair Judge
  • Regional Science Fair Judge
  • Mathematics Education Specialist
  • Sea Perch (seaperch.org)

CatonDan Caton

828-262-2446
catondb@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Dark Sky Observatory Director;
  • DSO Public Night;
  • Science Seminar Presenter;
  • Charlotte Observer Columnist
  • Presentation topics include: The Big Bang, SETI, Dangers from Space, Trojan Planets 

CockmanJohn Cockman

828-262-7089
cockmanje@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Director of Physics Laboratories
  • Expertise: Physics demos and equipment
  • Classroom visits
  • Community science events
  • On Campus physics demonstrations/ activities for school groups
  • Facilities tours
  • Physics shows

CoffeyTonya Coffey

828-262-2437
coffeyts@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Mobile Nanoscience Lab program for K12 schools and community science events
  • ASU Science Expo Coordinator
  • Classroom visits
  • Community science events
  • Science Fair Judge
  • Expertise: Materials and Surface Science and Analysis, Nanoscale Friction (Nanotribology), Nanoscience, Physics Pedagogy, Quartz Crystal Microbalance Technology, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Ultra-high Vacuum Science

HesterBrooke Hester

828-262-6550
hesterbc@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Expertise: Optical physics, lasers, biophysics, medical physics
  • Regional Science Fair Judge
  • Speaking and demonstrations for elementary, middle, and high school classrooms
  • Speaking and demonstrations for groups visiting the ASU campus
  • ASU Physics and Astronomy club advisor
  • NC Science Festival Laser Demonstration Show

RamsdellCarla Ramsdell

828-262-2998
ramsdellcs@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • STEM Outreach Specialist for CoAS;
  • K12 Outreach topics: electricity, magnetism, thermodynamics, engineering;
  • Science Seminar Series presenter;
  • Coordinates NC Gravity Games;
  • Physics and Astronomy Dept. Faculty member

ShermanLeah Sherman

828-262-2989
shermanlb@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Guest speaker in middle school science classrooms
  • Regional Science Fair Judge

ThomasScott Thomas

828-262-2435
thomassa@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Physics Laboratory Manager
  • Expertise: General Physics, Physics demonstrations and equipment
  • Classroom visits
  • Community science events
  • On-campus physics demos/ activities for school groups
  • Tours of facilities
  • Physics shows

EnglandLaura England

828-262-7237
englandle@appstate.edu

STEM Outreach Work:

  • Outreach Coordinator for Southern Appalachian Environmental Research & Education Group
  • K12 Outreach topics: environmental education, watershed science, stream ecology
  • Hosts environmental education workshop series for educators
  • Advises ASU undergrads who want to do environmental education with local youth