Archive for June, 2009
Patty Harrington, right, and a student from North Davie Middle School participate in a virtual world workshop at Appalachian State University. The workshop, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, is designed to help students and their teachers create computerized 3D virtual worlds to explore science, math, technology and other subjects. Harrington, a seventh-grade science teacher at North Davie Middle School, will use a virtual world simulation to teach a unit on severe weather. The workshop is part of a project between Appalachian’s Reich College of Education and Davie and Catawba county schools.
BOONE—Appalachian State University tested its new campus-wide siren warning system June 17. The sirens located on top of Farthing Auditorium and Sanford Hall, in Appalachian Panhellenic Hall and on poles at Appalachian Heights Apartments and the State Farm intramural fields emit tones and verbal messages during an emergency.