Bradley Alumna Helps With National Science Standards

October 8, 2013

Bradley University alumna, Nicole Vick, has been named to the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) where she will help to roll-out the new national core standards for science education.  Vick is one of 48 teachers nationally helping NSTA, the premier professional society for science educators, with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

These new educational standards provide a cohesive approach to K-12 science instruction and establish learning expectations for students.  The new standards effectively build science concepts from kindergarten through 12th grade and integrate important concepts of engineering.  

Vick will be responsible for compiling resources to help teachers transition to the NGSS and will be in charge of resources for the Human Impact performance expectations of the earth and space science strand of the NGSS.

She currently teaches chemistry, physics, earth and space science, and anatomy physiology at Abingdon-Avon High School.  Vick received her Professional Master of Arts in environmental science education from Bradley University in May of 2013.