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.
RTNN’s Take-out Science was highlighted today by Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering. The article describes the roots of the popular program and its plans for the future. RTNN staff members Holly Leddy, Phillip Strader, and Maude Cuchiara provide their thoughts on how the program helps to build the scientific community during the coronavirus pandemic. Read the entire article online here.