Hello NCSLA members, I am Angelia Reid-Griffin, an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina- Wilmington in the Watson College of Education. I serve as the program coordinator for the Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education at the Watson College of Education and coordinator of the Junior Seahawk Academy, a STEM/Health outreach program for middle school children. I teach both at the graduate and undergraduate levels at the University and spend a lot of time in the local schools supervising Secondary science students. My scholarship and research activity take place within the realms of science education and technology at the middle, secondary, and post-secondary levels. My research interests include using technology as a tool in science and mathematics and minority teacher shortage. I received my undergraduate and master's degree from ECU and doctorate in Science Education from NC State University. My current role on the NCSLA board is the chairperson of the University/Pre-Service Committee for NCSLA. In this role I am charged with sharing information and events related to science education with University supervisors and science teacher candidates.
Crystal Harden Adams
Crystal Harden Adams is the director of external programs for UNC's Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. She oversees the development of outreach programs for Morehead including The Destiny Program and GSK's Science in the Summer. Mrs. Adams has a wide range of experience in formal and informal science education and most recently served as an education programs consultant for the California Department of Education before joining Morehead in February 2008. She holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from North Carolina Central University, a master's degree in teaching from UNC-Chapel Hill and a certification in administration from Alabama State University. In July 2011, Mrs. Adams served as a US expert for the US Department of State on mobile science programs in Amman, Jordan. Most recently, she was awarded the 2013 Outstanding Informal Educator Award from the NC Science, Math, and Technology Center. Mrs. Adams will serve as the NCSLA Informal Science Education Committee Chair.