CSC News

April 26, 2006

Wright selected for Preparing the Professoriate Program

Computer Science PhD student, David Wright, has been named one of the 10 doctoral students selected for the Preparing the Professoriate program through a University-wide competition.

Preparing the Professoriate
is a program which gives faculty and doctoral students the opportunity to engage in a significant mentoring activity for an academic year.  It is a central component of NC State's attempt to enrich and improve the way in which graduate students are trained at this university by providing students with a hands-on teaching opportunity under a distinguished faculty mentor who is recognized for his/her teaching skills.

The program is open to doctoral students who plan careers as research/teaching scholars at colleges and universities.

The program sponsors 7 workshops for participants throughout the academic year illuminating various aspects of college/university teaching. Participation in this program is a requirement for all NC State GAANN Fellows.

In addition, 10 doctoral students are selected for the program through a University-wide competition.  Each of these students will receive a $2,000 stipend ($1,000 per semester).
This is the second year in a row that a computer science grad student has been selected for this highly competitive award.  Last year, Claris Castillo participated in the program, and recently submitted her final report and portfolio.  Claris, who is making great progress toward her PhD, is working a research internship with Intel Santa Clara, CA this summer.
Congratulations to David and all program participants!

For more information on the Preparing the Professoriate program, visit their web site.

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