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Accomplishments and Announcements

By • May 27th, 2013 • Category: Accomplishments, Announcements

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Accomplishments & Announcement

Mary Gastrich, Science Education Ph.D. 1986. As of March 5, 2013, she received a promotion to Adjunct Associate Professor (from Clinical Assistant Professor) in the Department of OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences at the UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She is a member of Cardiovascular Institute of NJ and the Myocardial Infarction Data Acquisition System (MIDAS) research group and RWJMS Department of OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences Research Pod.

Maria Hwang, CCTE, Ed.D. candidate, and Pantiphar Chantes presented an educational nutrition awareness game that was created with two other TC colleagues at the 7th Annual International Technology, Education, and Development (INTED) conference. The game is currently a paper-based prototype and they continue to work on turning it into a mobile version as an app for all platforms. The title of the game is “Monster Appetite” and it is designed as a supplement to health and nutrition education by promoting awareness about calories in daily food items. The goal of the game is to feed your pet monster avatar over the course of 7 days (in game time) and the monster with the highest calories at the end of the week wins. The designers of the game hope the game could be a good starting point to extend conversations into more in-depth discussions on calories, nutrients, food intake, consequences of careless consumption of food, obesity, anorexia, and bulimia. The 2012 Innovating Mobile Tech for Development Competition awarded Maria Hwang an $800 first prize. She also received an award from the New Media Task Force (NMTF) at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University.

John Russell, Science Education Ed. D. candidate, was chosen as National Finalist for the Ed Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching, an award from the American Geosciences Institute designed to award those who inspire a love of Earth Science in their students.

Michael Shapiro, Science Education M.A. and Columbia University School of Dental Medicine candidate, was selected as one of two national recipients for the ADEA/Crest Oral-B Laboratories Scholarship for Predoctoral Dental Students Pursuing Academic Careers. The award is given annually to two students in the nation. The Masters program at TC undoubtedly aided his candidacy and he thanks Dr. Anderson very much for his help and support in the program.

 

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