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Eaton selected for summer STEM fellowship

SCHOOL NOTEBOOK 4-5-13

HAMPTON — Lovejoy High School teacher Coleman Eaton will join 40 middle and high school teachers nationwide in the Siemens Teachers as Researchers fellowship program this summer.

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Coleman Eaton

The STARs fellowship will be held July 14-26 at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash. It is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s national laboratories, where teams of scientists work to solve the nation’s most pressing issues related to energy, the environment and national security.

The two-week program is designed to enrich classroom teachers with authentic research so that they may inspire their students at home to pursue science, technology, engineering and math education.

Coleman and the other fellows will work alongside some of the nation’s top scientists on short-term projects based on current innovative scientific research.

He will take part in facility tours and seminars aimed at helping teachers effectively incorporate research into their science and math classrooms. He will also receive a grant to purchase equipment or supplies for his classroom.

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Special photo Kemp Primary School students recently celebrated Career Week 2013 with a field trip and tour of the Air Route Traffic Control Federal Aviation Center in Hampton.

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Special photo Officials with the Farmers Bureau recently hosted an agriculture project in which first-graders at Kemp Primary School used clear gloves, seeds (lettuce, dill, cucumber, peas, and green beans) and cotton balls to learn about the plant cycle.

The Art Institute to host Color Summit

The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur will host a Color Summit for artists, designers, color consultants and small business owners April 27.

The summit is presented by the International Association of Color Consultants North America. Color consultants, students, designers, artists and small business owners are invited to attend. Participants will hear from IACC International President Frank Mahnke.

There will be lectures and lessons in lighting, color and color rendering, as well as business global networking with consultants, artists and vendors.

The summit also includes member social events and meetings April 26 and April 28 at The Sycamore Place Gallery and the Courtyard by Marriott in Decatur. It is $15 for non-IACC members or non-Art Institute students. Visit 2013colorsummit.eventbrite.com to register.

Middle-grade education info session set for April 9

Clayton State University’s Department of Teacher Education will host its next Middle-grade Education Information Session April 9. High school and college students who are interested in pursuing a degree in middle grade education is invited to attend from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m., in the Clayton State Arts & Science Building, room G-127.

Military notes

Army Pvt. Justin Thibodeaux recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Thibodeaux is the son of Erica Moore of Kennesaw and a 2012 graduate of Lovejoy High School.

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