UNCW Program Wins $10,000 Grant for Technology
UNCW's Science and Mathematics Education Ce
(January 6, 2012)
From StarNews Online.com (blog)
The labs in the Science and Mathematics Education Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington have your basic science equipment like microscopes and calculators. But now, thanks to a technology grant, they’ve also got heart rate monitors and robot adapters.
UNCW’s Science and Mathematics Education Center won a $10,000 grant from Vernier, a software and technology company created by a former phsyics teacher. The center used the money to buy things like a force plate, which can measure the change in force on an elevator, and a hand dynamometer, a tool that measures the strength of your grip. Teachers can borrow any of the equipment for free through the center’s Technology Loan Program.
The center provides resources and programs to science education students at UNCW and K-12 science teachers in the area. It also offers annual science fairs and summer programs to Wilmington-area students.