CWUNewsNewshttps://www.cwu.edu/cesme/newsen-usNational Teacher of the Year Goes "Back to the Beginning"https://www.cwu.edu/cesme/node/2545Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:44:16<p>The National Teacher of the Year takes a visit to his beginnings this morning in Ellensburg.</p><p>Zillah High School science teacher Jeff Charbonneau spoke to faculty members and science administrators at Central Washington University.</p><p>Read the entire article by KAPP TV in Yakima, by Eugene Buenaventura, <a href="http://www.kapptv.com/article/2014/jan/28/back-beginning/">here.</a></p><p><strong>Media contact:</strong> Robert Lowery, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-1487, loweryr@cwu.edu</p><p>January 28, 2014</p>Kids have a blast at CWU science camphttps://www.cwu.edu/cesme/node/2524Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:25:17<p><img alt="" src="/cesme/sites/cts.cwu.edu.cesme/files/images/cesme%20rocket.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 151px; "></p><p>The 30 rocket scientists waited around the launch pad, counting down until launch.<br>Would the rocket launch? Would it stay on course? Would it explode on the pad?</p><p>At zero, with a pop, the rocket shot through the sky, then landed in a tree.</p><p>To the sixth- through eighth-grade students at Central Washington University’s 2013 Quest Math and Science Camp, the air-pressure powered water bottle rocket launches Tuesday were a rousing success, and a cool way to spend the day.<br>This is the third year Central has put on the week-long camp, and this year, the theme is all about energy, said Martha Kurtz, camp director and CWU science education professor.</p><p>Camp activities dabble in mechanical, hydraulic, biological, electrical, electro-chemical, light and sound and nuclear energy, she said.</p><p>Read more of the Daily Record article <a href="http://www.dailyrecordnews.com/members/kids-have-a-blast-at-cwu-science-camp/article_0862014e-efbd-11e2-96ab-0019bb2963f4.html">here</a>.</p><p>Article by Andy Matarrese, published July 18, 2013</p>CWU Alumnus Named National Teacher of the Yearhttps://www.cwu.edu/cesme/node/2519Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:19:09<p><img alt="" src="/cesme/sites/cts.cwu.edu.cesme/files/images/charbonneauclass2.jpg" style="width: 480px; height: 320px; "></p><p>Jeff Charbonneau, a 2000 CWU graduate in biology and an Eastern Washington science teacher today was named national Teacher of the Year.</p><p>Read the Wall Street Journal article <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130422-907667.html?mod=googlenews_wsj">here</a>.</p><p>Jeff Charbonneau, from Zillah High in the Yakima Valley, is the first winner from Washington state since 2007, and he will spend a year traveling as an ambassador for the teaching profession.</p><p>The Council of Chief State School Officers announced the award today. Charbonneau, the 63rd National Teacher of the Year, will be recognized along with all 2013 State Teachers of the Year by President Obama in a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday.</p><p>Read more about Charbonneau in the <a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2013/04/eastern-washington-teacher-named-national-teacher-of-the-year/">Seattle Times article</a>.</p><p>Charbonneau is a 2000 CWU graduate in biology education, who also received his biology teaching certificate, in 2000; and his broad area science teaching certificate, in 2004, from CWU. In 2005, he earned his Master Teacher degree from Central.</p><p>In addition, Charbonneau teaches online professional teacher certification courses and facilities the online National Board Teacher Certification candidate program through the CWU Office of Continuing Education. He also is a teacher in CWU's Cornerstone program, which allow his high school physics students to earn college credit.</p><br><p>Photos courtesy of David Goehner, ESD 105</p>QUEST SUMMER MATH and SCIENCE CAMPhttps://www.cwu.edu/cesme/node/2472Mon, 21 May 2012 10:08:59<p><a href="/cesme/node/2469">Summer Camp</a> will be&nbsp;July 21-25, 2014!&nbsp;This event provides students entering 6th through 8th grades the opportunity to explore topics in math and science in an interactive, hands-on, and fun way.</p><p><a href="/cesme/sites/cts.cwu.edu.cesme/files/documents/CWU%20QUEST%20registration%20form%202014%20final.pdf" target="_blank">REGISTRATION FORM</a></p>