STEM Partnership with Culture Cafe

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NCVPS is excited to announce that it is extending its Culture Café offerings into our STEM courses. These sessions will entail hour long lectures on various cultural topics in Science, Technology, Education, and Math to broaden our students’ understandings and stretch the curriculum outside of the classroom. Topics will include career opportunities, industry changes and trends, scientific breakthroughs, or biographies of our planet’s best mathematicians. Our aim is to bring informative, engaging and cutting edge lectures on science, technology, education, and math to inspire academic curiosity and action in the lives of our students. Learn more about our Culture Café at our Café webpage here.

NCVPS also has several great upcoming sessions with a partnership with the Coastal Studies Institute, a research and educational collaborative facility of the University of North Carolina and East Carolina University. Here are the dates for those sessions:

  • January 26, 2017, 6PM – “Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Our Coastal Waterways”, Dr. Jamie Dewitt, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at East Carolina University (ECU) and Dr. Sid Mitra, Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences at ECU.
  • February 23, 2017, 6PM – “Barrier Island Dynamics”, Dr. Reide Corbett, Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, East Carolina University
  • March 23, 2017, 6PM – “Beach Combing Biology – The Stories Your Beach Finds Tell”, Terri Kirby Hathaway, Marine Education Specialist, North Carolina Sea Grant
  • April 27, 2017, 6PM – “Sustainable Coastal Gardening”, Jeff Lewis, Horticulturist, UNC Coastal Studies Institute
  • May 25, 2017, 6PM – “Harnessing the Power of the Gulf Stream – The North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program”, Mike Muglia, Research Associate, UNC Coastal Studies Institute
  • June 22, 2017, 6PM – “Battle of the Atlantic 2016 – The Discovery of the U-576 and the Shipwrecks of the KS-520 Convoy” Joe Hoyt, Maritime Archaeologist, NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary


Thanks for supporting the Culture Café. If you have any questions, please contact Herman Hall at