Participants 2013-2014

(UNT RET Site: NSF Grant #1132585)


UNT RET 2013 Participants. Clockwise from top left: Naveen Kollipara (RA), Dave Parsons, Karl Gscheidle, Jesse Bell, Gregory Kulle, Michael McEver, Chelsea Meyer, Yixin Gu (RA), Deliah Seastrunk, Sherin Abraham (RA), Debra Hardy, Raechelle Jones, Zac Bunn, Omar Costilla (RA), Joe Guerrero, Michael Bih (Intern), Vardham Sheth (RA), Fern Edwards, Elizabeth Freeman, Lori Wolf, Georgette Jordan, Jennifer Williams (RA), Dawn Chegwidden, and Sharon Wood.

High School and Middle School Educators (Alphabetical Order)

Jesse C. Bell

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Project: Robotics
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Job Title: Math Teacher
School Name: Skyline High School, Dallas ISD
Years teaching at current location: 5
Extracurricular Involvement: Traveling and Walking
Wants to teach these classes in the future: Engineering Math, Digital Design
Research Interests: Digital signals and wireless networks
Contact: Email

Zac Bunn

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Project: Stream Monitoring and Control
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Job Title: Science Teacher
School Name: R.L. Turner High School, CFB ISD
Years teaching at current location: 2
Extracurricular Involvement: Robotics Team Coach, Ac Dec Team, Green Team (Environmentalists), UNT Educational Leadership, USD Young Alumni Board - Communications chair
Wants to teach these classes in the future: AP Environmental, AP Biology, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), History and Philosophy of Science
Research Interests: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Beagle Bone programming. Robotics, Wireless sensor networks, home automation, control systems for automated cooking
Contact: Email

Dawn Chegwidden

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Project: Mentor
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Job Title: Science Teacher
School Name: Lewisville High School, Lewisville ISD
Years teaching at current location: 13
Extracurricular Involvement: National Honor Society and Environmental club, TXESS Revolution Teacher
Wants to teach these classes in the future: Aquatic Science, AP Environmental science, Environmental Systems
Research Interests: Aquatic Toxicology, Climate Literacy and Geology
Contact: Email

Fern Edwards

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Project: Aquaponics Control System
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Job Title: Teacher
School Name: Heritage High School, Frisco ISD
Years teaching at current location: 4
Extracurricular Involvement: Hiking, family
Wants to teach these classes in the future: AP Chemistry
Research Interests: Nanotechnology, synthesizing nanorods
Contact: Email

Elizabeth Freeman

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Project: Robotics
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Job Title: Physics Teacher
School Name: Frisco High School, Frisco ISD
Years teaching at current location: 1
Extracurricular Involvement: Triathlons, Off-road motorcycle racing, Classical piano
Wants to teach these classes in the future: Biochemistry, neurobiology, Physiology
Research Interests: immunology
Contact: Email

Karl Gscheidle

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Project: Rocket finding
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Job Title: Engineering Teacher
School Name: R.L. Turner High School, CFB ISD
Years teaching at current location: 3
Wants to teach these courses in the future: AP Physics C, IGNITE III (100,000 ft rocket)
Extracurricular Involvement: Team America Rocketry Challenge Sponsor, FIRST Robotics Competition Co-sponsor
Research Interests: Rockets and Recovery
Contact: Email

Jose Guerrero

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Project: Aquaponics Control
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Job Title: Teacher
School Name: R.L. Turner High School, CFB ISD
Years teaching at current location: 3
Wants to teach these courses in the future: College Level Biology or related courses
Extracurricular Involvement: Nascar Student Racing Challenge (RC cars)
Research Interests: Cell Biology, Cancer, AIDS/HIV
Contact: Email

Debra Hardy

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Project: Rocket finding
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Job Title: Physics/Astronomy Teacher
School Name: Krum High School, Krum ISD
Years teaching at current location: 15
Wants to teach these courses in the future: AP Physics, Engineering Principles
Extracurricular Involvement: UNT Regional Science Collaborative, NASA Explorer Schools
Research Interests: Arduino programming
Contact: Email

Raechelle Jones

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Project: Wildlife Monitoring
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Job Title: Science Teacher
School Name: Kennemer Middle School, Duncanville ISD
Years teaching at current location: 6
Wants to teach these courses in the future: Life Science, Biology, Biology AP, General Biology, Science Education, Science in the Content; 1st year seminar; Life Frameworks
Extracurricular Involvement: Drill Team Couch, Alpha Kappa Sipha Sorority Inc.
Research Interests: Science education and its impact on urban environments. The rise of women in business and households, How learned eating habits determine life span, Does hormonal birth control /supplement increase chances of cancer
Contact: Email

Georgette Jordan

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Project: Indoor Air Quality
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Job Title: Academy of Engineering Teacher
School Name: Emmett J. Conrad High School, Dallas ISD
Years teaching at current location: 6
Wants to teach these courses in the future: Computer Maintenance/A + Certification Prep
Extracurricular Involvement: Mentor for US First Robotics Team # 3005
Research Interests: Robotics and Computer related operations
Contact: Email

Gregory Kulle

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Project: Rocket finding
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Job Title: Physics/Astronomy Teacher
School Name: The Colony High School, Lewisville ISD
Years teaching at current location: 5
Wants to teach these courses in the future: AP Physics, Astronomy
Extracurricular Involvement: Academic UIL science coach
Research Interests: Energy generation and use in transportation (EVs, etc.)
Contact: Email

Michael McEver

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Project: Stream Monitoring
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Job Title: Chemistry/Physics Teacher
School Name: Hebron High School, Lewisville ISD
Years teaching at current location: 1
Wants to teach these courses in the future: Chemistry, Environmental Science
Extracurricular Involvement: Conscientious Fisherman Organization sponsor
Research Interests: Wildlife conservation and sustainability
Contact: Email

Chelsea Meyer

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Project: Wildlife Monitoring
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Job Title: IPC Science Teacher
School Name: The Colony High School, LISD
Years teaching at current location: 1
Extracurricular Involvement: Outdoor activities, traveling
Wants to teach these classes in the future: Biology, Chemistry
Research Interests: Parasitology, Wildlife Monitoring
Contact: Email

Dave Parsons

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Project: Indoor Air Quality
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Job Title: AP Physics
School Name: Flower Mound High School, LISD
Years teaching at current location: 3
Extracurricular Involvement: strategy/game club
Wants to teach these classes in the future: AP Physics B and C
Research Interests: Gaming in the classroom
Contact: Email

Deliah Seastrunk

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Project: Stream monitoring
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Job Title: Life Science Teacher
School Name: Navo Middle School, Denton ISD
Years teaching at current location: 4
Wants to teach these courses in the future: Biology, Environmental Science
Extracurricular Involvement: UNT Science Collaborative, Texas Stream Team
Research Interests: Environmental Issue’s and Water Monitoring, Ecology, Human impact on Ecosystems
Contact: Email

Lori Wolf

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Project: Wildlife Monitoring
Job Title: 7th Grade Science Teacher
School Name: Navo Middle School, Denton ISD
Years teaching at current location: 7
Wants to teach these courses in the future: Biology, Environmental Science
Extracurricular Involvement: UNT Science Collaborative
Research Interests: Genetics
Contact: Email

Sharon Wood

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Project: RET Mentor
Job Title: Aquatic Science Teacher
School Name: Marcus High School, Lewisville ISD
Years teaching at current location: 25
Wants to teach these courses in the future: Environmental Science
Extracurricular Involvement: UNT Regional Collaborative, Strategic Design Committee, District Curriculum Development
Research Interests: Aquaponics, Invasive aquatic plants, Limnology, Stream Ecology, Freshwater plankton and algae
Contact: Email

RET HS Student Intern (Alphabetical Order)

Michael Bih

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Project: Rocket finding
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Job Title: Michael is RET's HS student intern. He will be a TAMS student in the fall
School Name: Allen High School, Allen ISD
Contact: Email

UNT Faculty Mentors (Alphabetical Order)

Dr. Miguel Acevedo

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Regents Professor
UNT Dept. of Electrical Engineering
RET Project Role: PI and Faculty Mentor
With RET From: 2011
Degrees:PhD Biophysics, ME Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MS Electrical Engineering, BS Electrical Engineering
Contact: Email

Dr. Shengli Fu

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Associate Professor & Graduate Program Coord.
UNT Dept. of Electrical Engineering
RET Project Role: Faculty Mentor
With RET From: 2011
Degrees: PhD Electrical & Computer Engineering, MS Computer Engineering, MS Communication and Electronic Systems, BS Telecommunication Engineering
Contact: Email

Dr. David Hoeinghaus

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Assistant Professor
UNT Dept. of Biological Sciences
RET Project Role: Faculty Mentor
With RET From: 2012
Degrees: PhD Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Systematics, BS Conservation Biology and Biodiversity.
Contact: Email

Dr. Xinrong Li

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Associate Professor
UNT Dept. of Electrical Engineering
RET Project Role: Faculty Mentor
With RET From: 2011
Degrees: PhD Electrical Engineering, ME Electrical Engineering, BE Automation (Control Systems).
Contact: Email

Dr. Kamesh Namuduri

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Associate Professor
UNT Dept. of Electrical Engineering
RET Project Role: Faculty Mentor
With RET From: 2011
Degrees: PhD Computer Science and Engineering, MS Computer Science, BS Electronics and Communications.
Contact: Email

Dr. Ruthanne Rudi Thompson

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Associate Professor
UNT Dept. of Biological Sciences
RET Project Role: Co-PI
With RET From: 2011
Degrees:Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction, MS Counseling and Human Development, BS Secondary Biology.
Contact: Email

Dr. Murali Varanasi

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Professor
UNT Dept. of Electrical Engineering
RET Project Role: Co-PI
With RET From: 2011
Degrees: PhD Electrical Engineering, MS Electrical Engineering, BS Physics, BS Electronics Engineering.
Contact: Email

Dr. Yan Wan

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Assistant Professor
UNT Dept. of Electrical Engineering
RET Project Role: Faculty Mentor
With RET From: 2013
Degrees: PhD Electrical Engineering.
Contact: Email

UNT Student Assistants (Alphabetical Order)

Sherin Abraham

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Graduate Assistant
UNT RET
With RET From: 2013-current
UNT Department: Electrical Engineering
Degrees:BS EE
Degree Seeking: Master's Degree
Contact: Email

Omar Costilla

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Graduate Assistant
UNT RET
With RET From: 2013-current
UNT Department: Electrical Engineering
Degrees:BS EE
Degree Seeking: Master's Degree
Contact: Email

Yixin Gu

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Graduate Assistant
UNT RET
With RET From: 2012-current
UNT Department: Electrical Engineering
Degrees:BS EE
Degree Seeking: Master's Degree
Contact: Email

Shane Heffley

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Graduate Assistant
UNT RET
With RET From: 2011-current
UNT Department: Biological Sciences Degrees: BS
Degree Seeking: MS
Contact: Email

Naveen Kollipara

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Graduate Assistant
UNT RET
With RET From: 2013
UNT Department: Electrical Engineering
Degrees:BS EE
Degree Seeking: Master's Degree
Contact: Email

Christina Reeder

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Graduate Assistant
UNT RET
With RET From: 2011
UNT Department: Biological Sciences
Degrees:BS Biology
Degree Seeking: Master's Degree
Contact: Email

Vardham Sheth

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Graduate Assistant
UNT RET
With RET From: 2013
UNT Department: Electrical Engineering
Degrees:BS EE
Degree Seeking: Master's Degree
Contact: Email

Jennifer Williams

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Graduate Assistant
UNT RET
With RET From: 2011
UNT Department: Electrical Engineering
Degrees:BS EE
Degree Seeking: Master's Degree
Contact: Email