The Scientific Research and Education Network (SciREN) connects local scientists with K-12 educators. Founded by two graduate students, Justin Ridge and Ethan Theuerkauf, from the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences, the program is in its second year and has expanded to include students at the Duke University Marine Lab. It also includes members from North Carolina State University.
SciREN’s annual networking event will be held November 13, 2014 at 5:30pm at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. Scientists will provide K-12 educators with classroom-ready lesson plans that are aligned to the current state and national standards. These lessons explore cutting-edge research of more than sixty local scientists from fifteen institutions. Educators and scientists can also arrange classroom visits and collaborate on curriculum development.