Gregory Louie is a enthusiastic seventh grade science teacher, who works at the Duke School, a world-class project-based learning school in Durham, NC.
Originally trained as a protein chemist, he made a mid-life career change to teaching and loves it.
As a Master's student at the Center for Initiatives in Pre-College Education at Rensselaer he made a small foray into the world of nanoscale research at Rensselaer's Nanotechnology Center, where he completed a master's project for the site-specific derivatization of carbon nanotubes.
He maintains an active interest in science education research, especially in the areas of interactive engagement, cultivating scientific habits of mind and in developing logically coherent and developmentally informed learning sequences.
His website has won two "NC Best Teacher Website Awards." The first in 2006 and the latest in 2009.
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