UNCP HOSTS SUMMER ENGINEERING CAMPS!
Summer 2017, UNC Pembroke introduced its first annual Engineering Camp Pembroke. Elementary and Middle school kids from around the region participated the day-camps from July 24 through August 8, 2017. UNC Pembroke partnered with the N.C. State College of Engineering and the Engineering Place to present the week-long camps. Campers learned in collaborative groups how engineers help society, and they experienced engineering themselves through hands-on, creative investigations and design activities. Some of the activities included a Nanobug Maze, Marshmellow Catapult, Newspaper Chair and other fun challenges.
UNCP currently offers a 3-plus-2 dual degree engineering program with N.C. State University. Pictured above are: Jeff Frederick (Dean, College of Arts & Sciences), Dr. Laura Bottomely (Director, NC State's The Engineering Place), Chancellor Robin Cummings, and Mary Beth Locklear (Director, Office for Regional Initiatives, who sponsored UNCP's Engineering Camps).
TALK BY INTERNATIONAL SCHOLAR
Professor Xianhua Wu visiting from Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), Nanjing, China, presented a talk on Friday, July 21, 2017. He first spoke about his institution, NUIST, and its School of Economics & Management. He then presented his research on climate change and disaster risk analysis: economics of disasters, statistical methods in risk assessments, and environmental policies.
Dr. Wu was a visiting scholar at UNC Pembroke in 2010 and he is now Dean of the School of Economics & Management at NUIST.
PAPAROZZI SPEAKS AT "SEND A COP TO COLLEGE" EVENT
July 15, 2017: Mario Paparozzi (Professor & Chair, Sociology & Criminal Justice) was guest speaker at the “Send a Cop to College” event in Wilmington. The annual fundraiser was sponsored by the Wilmington Police Recreation Association, a non-profit, and benefits its scholarship program. The event was hosted by UNCP graduate Sgt. Warren Kennedy (Ret.), who received a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a criminal justice concentration. Pictured above are Dr. Paparozzi and Retired Senior Parole Officer Bryan Dorland.