Current Projects

EMEC collaborates with K-12 schools, community colleges, universities and colleges, informal education outlets, and organizations. Our staff specializes in science and mathematics education and technology with experience working with a variety of funding agencies at the federal and state level.



Math TLC

The Math Teacher Leader Collaboration is a state-level Math and Science Partnership grant (MSP) awarded by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The project serves Brunswick County 6-9th grade math teachers and aims to a) increase their math content knowledge and understanding of the Common Core State Standards b) improve classroom instruction of all participating teachers  c) create a cohort of teacher leaders in order to expand the impact of Math TLC. Participants attend a math summer content course, receive coaching throughout the year, and participate in a lesson study cycle with other teachers. A smaller cohort of teachers are selected each summer to attend a 2 day leadership training. All participating teachers are encouraged to attend PLC meetings, workshops, and conferences during the year.


College and Career Ready: Opening Doors with Virtual Opportunities

The award is made to the Onslow County Schools by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) through the Military-Connected Academic Support Programs (MCASP). The project is designed to improve college and career readiness outcomes for military dependent students.  Program goals will be met by providing opportunities for enrollment in the newly developed district virtual high school which will allow military dependent students to initiate and/or complete courses regardless of relocation.  The project will provide social/emotional supports for military dependent students by expanding the Student to Student peer mentoring program to the virtually-enrolled students.  The project will provide virtual and face-to-face parent awareness programs focused on virtual learning and college/career readiness strategies.

Community Colleges


Chemical Technology - Enrolling Technicians and Improving Community Engagement (CT-EnTICE)

CT-EnTICE aims to increase awareness of the chemical technology program, stimulate secondary student learning in the chemical sciences, nurture students enthusiam, support a chemical technology competition for local high school students, and conduct outreach to potential employers. The activities contained within this multi-faceted ATE project will encourage program development and improvement by providing resources to support new curriculum and educational materials at the college and secondary school level, provide professional developmental opportunities for educators of all STEM backgrounds, boost teacher preparation and knowledge in the CT trade, and create and maintain industry connections that will directly impact the success of graduates from the CT Program. CT-EnTICE is awarded to Cape Fear Community College by the NSF through the ATE program. Award #1601564.

Universities and Colleges


CyVerse (formerly The iPlant Collaborative)

CyVerse is funded by the National Science Foundation and is intended to transform science through data-driven discovery. This project accomplishes its vision by designing, deploying, and expanding a cyberinfrastructure for life sciences research and training scientists in its use. It addresses many of today's grand scientific challenges by providing scientists with powerful computational infrastructure to analyze large datasets and thus expand research capabilities in all life sciences. Grant No. DBI-0735191 and DBI-1265383.

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