Dr. Catherine Ennis, longtime faculty and researcher within the Department of Kinesiology, has just been posthumously awards the Distinguished Teaching Aware in STEM Education. Dr. Ennis was faculty from 2008-2017 where her research focused on physical education in urban school settings, determining what curriculum is most effective in enhancing student learning. Dr. Ennis passed away in Spring 2017 leaving behind a legacy of teaching, research, and mentoring excellence. You are invited to read the full citation below.
“On behalf of the selection committee for the Distinguished Teaching Award in STEM Education, which is presented by the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research each year at its statewide Bridging the Gap: Uniting North Carolina K-16 STEM Education conference, I am writing to let you know that Dr. Catherine Ennis was selected by her peers to posthumously receive this award at the 2017 Bridging the Gap conference next month in Raleigh. Dr. Ennis was nominated by her colleagues within the network of NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) recipients. The committee unanimously selected Dr. Ennis as this year’s award recipient due to her past involvement in the Bridging the Gap conference, her scholarly achievements and her overall contributions to STEM education.
We would like to formally recognize and honor Dr. Ennis at this year’s conference on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 12:25 pm in Raleigh at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center on the campus of North Carolina State University. We invite you to attend the conference on her behalf and accept a physical award and a check for $500, payable to the UNCG Catherine D.. Ennis Undergraduate Scholarship Fund.”