Center for Mathematics and Science Education

The University of Mississippi

Current Students

Graduate Research Fellows

Audra Polk

Graduate Research Fellow – Mathematics
Jackson Avenue Center, Suite Q
afpolk@go.olemiss.edu
662-915-6621

Audra Polk is originally from Mobile, AL. She found her passion for teaching at the age of 16 and has always been interested in the complexities of mathematics. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics at the Mississippi University for Women in 2016 and is currently working on her Master of Science degree in mathematics at the University of Mississippi while working as a graduate research fellow at the Center for Mathematics and Science Education.

Lauren Simpson

Graduate Research Fellow – Science
Jackson Avenue Center, Suite Q
lasimps2@go.olemiss.edu
662-915-6621

Lauren Simpson, of Scobey, MS, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Science Education with a middle school math endorsement from the University of Mississippi and is currently working on her Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Secondary Science Education. Lauren began her time at the CMSE in June of 2018 and is currently working on a STEM Collaboration Project with the goal to provide resources and information on integrating science and math curriculum more effectively in classrooms. She is also working closely with Dr. Brooke Whitworth in the School of Education to aid in research, professional development, and class preparation. Lauren enjoys learning more about STEM collaboration and integration in the classroom to bring about greater student understanding across disciplines. She is excited about her work at the CMSE and her opportunity to learn more from the various faculty and staff members and resources available.       

Shunderla "Sheree" Wilson

Graduate Research Fellow – Science
Jackson Avenue Center, Suite Q
sswilso1@go.olemiss.edu
662-915-6621

Sheree Wilson joined the CMSE in August 2018. As a Graduate Research Fellow, her task is to aid the science teacher education professors with preparations for professional development and class. Sheree earned her Bachelor of Arts in Science Education from the University of Mississippi, and she is currently working towards her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Science from the University of Mississippi. Sheree says that she has always had a passion for teaching. Within the scope of science, she is interested in life sciences and exploring the human body. By tying the two together, she looks forward to being a Human Anatomy and Physiology teacher, and she hopes that she can influence her students to adopt a love for science.

If you are interested in applying for a CMSE Graduate Research Fellowship, please submit your application below.

Find out more about our Alumni Graduate Research Fellows.

 

Undergraduate Assistants

Mack Harkins

Undergraduate Assistant
Jackson Avenue Center, Suite Q
jmharkin@go.olemiss.edu
662-915-6621

Mack Harkins is a Junior majoring in Managerial Finance at the University of Mississippi. Mack will graduate in May 2020. He is an undergraduate assistant, who assist in inventory within the CMSE as well as traveling and setting up the Planetarium at various parts of Mississippi. His interest includes playing monopoly, freestyle dancing, and skydiving.            

Stella Martin

Undergraduate Assistant
Jackson Avenue Center, Suite Q
simarti1@go.olemiss.edu
662-915-6621

Noah McKone

Undergraduate Assistant
Jackson Avenue Center, Suite Q
npmckone@go.olemiss.edu
662-915-6621

Noah McKone is a Sophomore Biomedical Engineering student at the University of Mississippi. Noah has been a part of the CMSE since September of 2017. As an Undergraduate Assistant, he is responsible for assisting with inventory within CMSE and aiding the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics program. His special interests include traveling, sailing, chess, ultimate frisbee, and designing objects to 3D print through computer aided design.

Allison Suter

Undergraduate Assistant
Jackson Avenue Center, Suite Q
aesuter@go.olemiss.edu
662-915-6621

Allison Suter is working towards her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, with a minor in Education. She is on track to finish her degree in May 2019. Allison is the Undergraduate Assistant for the Professional Learning Division. Her main task is to assist with the task database system for the Division. Her special interests include traveling, kayaking, BINGO, and cats. Allison resides in Oxford during the school year with her cat, Cal.

If you are interested in applying for an Undergraduate Assistantship Position with the CMSE, please submit your application below.

Noyce Scholars

The NOYCE Scholarship Program responds to the critical need for K-12 teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by encouraging talented STEM students and professionals to pursue teaching careers in elementary and secondary schools.

The program provides funding to institutions of higher education to provide scholarships, stipends, and programmatic support to recruit and prepare STEM majors and professionals to become K-12 teachers. Scholarship and stipend recipients are required to complete two years of teaching in a high-need school district for each year of support. The program seeks to increase the number of K-12 teachers with strong STEM content knowledge who teach in high-need school districts.

Allison Suter
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Robert “Jordan” Wilson
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics & Mathematics Education

Hannah Harrell Young
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Nichole Hardin
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Trey Henry
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) 

Katrina McCrackin
Bachelor of Science in Biology

If you are interested in becoming a NOYCE Scholar, please submit your application below.