Supported SiteSupported Site North Carolina State University: Collaboration

Successes

  • The PhysTEC program is a collaboration of the Physics Department in the College of Sciences and the STEM Education Department in the College of Education at North Carolina State University.

Challenges

  • The PhysTEC program requires the accounting and distribution of funds as well as allocation of faculty time between two Colleges.

Sustainability

  • The present arrangement is based on PhysTEC funding. Long-term sustainability will depend upon the success of the PY 299/599 Introduction to Physics Teaching course in training TAs and LAs, and the production of future Science Education majors.

Activities

The major activities of the collaboration are the design and teaching of the PY 299/599 class, observation of the LAs in their recitations, and recruiting of students into the Science Education curriculum.