Pilot Teacher, AP Computer Science A
Assisted Code.org with development of highly accessible AP CS A curriculum by piloting the course, providing regular feedback, and working closely with the group on the development of the accompanying teacher training program.
Pilot Teacher, Computer Science Discoveries
Assisted Code.org with development of CS Discoveries by piloting the course, providing regular feedback, and working closely with the group on the development of the physical computing unit.
Raspberry Pi Foundation
Selected by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to participate in their second US Picademy, learned practical approaches to implementation of Raspberry Pi’s in the classroom. Selected as 1 of 40 from a pool of over 5,000 teacher applicants.
The Worlds of MC Escher Exhibition Math Workshop
NC Museum of Art
Created activities and led workshop for non-math teachers focused on tying mathematics into art activities. Based around the NCMA’s MC Escher exhibit.
Nasher Teacher Advisory Council
Created sets of activities that related a current exhibit at the Nasher Museum on the campus of Duke University to Common Core Mathematics from grades K-12. Activities can be downloaded by clicking here.
Awarded Kenan Teaching Fellowship
Though circumstances led to my not being able to participate, I was awarded a spot in the Kenan Teaching Fellowship Class of 2013.
Durham Teaching Fellow
The highly competitive Durham Teaching Fellowship covers the complete cost of attending Duke University and also pays a monthly stipend while the student earns a Masters of Arts in Teaching degree. In exchange the student agrees to teach for two years at a public high school in Durham after graduation.
Class of 2011
Magnet Grant Core Team
Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School
Aided with the implementation and guided the growth of a pilot Project Based Learning program that came about after the school was awarded a multi-million dollar Federal MSAP Grant.
Education Matters (Article)
Project Based Learning at Southeast Raleigh High
WCPSS.net ‘Morning Announcements’
Green Project Helps Student Learn Math
New Tech Foundation Training
Project Creation/Group Management
Grand Rapids, MI
Graduate & Professional Student Council
Duke’s Graduate & Professional Student Council (GPSC) is a group with an annual budget in excess of $150,000 that plays an important role in the life of Duke’s graduate students. As my program’s representative to GPSC I attended regular meetings in which I passed along student concerns, related news of import back to those in my cohort, and voted on everything from student insurance policy providers to who would represent the Graduate School on Duke’s Board of Trustees.
Violin Society of America
Modal Analyses of Three Classic Violins, Initial Findings
Presented initial results of a 3-D Laser Vibrometry study of three classic violins. This study was eventually featured in the New York Times scientific supplement, The Science Times.
Thoroughly Modern Modal Meets Three Old Italian Master Violins
Assisted Dr. George Bissinger in the Acoustical Physics Laboratory with the study/analyses of two Stradivarius violins (the Titian and the Willemotte) as well as a Guarneri (the Plowden).