The RTNN congratulates Associate Director Maude Cuchiara for earning one of NC State’s Outstanding Extension and Engagement Awards. The award recognizes Maude’s extensive contributions to RTNN’s outreach mission over the past five years. During this time, she worked with RTNN colleagues to develop RTNN’s Coursera course, start the RTNN Student Ambassadors program, pilot outreach to libraries and museums in rural North Carolina, launch Take-out Science during the COVID-19 pandemic, and secure RET and REU site awards. Through these efforts, the RTNN has made a substantial impact on thousands of program participants around the world.
Nominations are now open for the 2019 RTNN Awards. These awards serve to recognize researchers conducting collaborative research across the network as well as students who have devoted their time and energy to education and outreach activities. All nominations are due by Friday, September 27th. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Visit the RTNN Awards Website for more details.
The RTNN ambassadors program is now accepting applications for the spring semester. This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students from NC State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Program participants will give facility tours to university guests, host student groups in the facilities, travel to local schools for outreach events, and more! Ambassadors will also have the opportunity to meet a variety of facility users and guests, network with other RTNN ambassadors, and actively participate in the planning and implementation of RTNN programming and events.
For more information about ambassador responsibilities and application instructions please visit the program website. Priority applications are due February 18, 2019.