Matthew Meyer

Dr. Matthew Meyer is the associate vice president of educational innovations for the N.C. Community College System.

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What do Benjamin Franklin, Mickey Mouse, and Ringo Starr have in common? All were apprentices.

Question: What do Benjamin Franklin, Mickey Mouse and Ringo Starr have in common? How about Jacob Toney, Alex Hawkins and...

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A pirate or the president: Career choices of a kindergartener

In 2007, my daughter’s kindergarten teacher gave her an assignment to list her future career goals. To our amusement her...

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Work-based learning is like a courtship

What is work-based learning? The Lebanese poet, Kahlil Gibran, wrote that “work is love made visible.” Then, perhaps work-based learning...

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Work the FINS to diversify revenue for programs, schools, communities

“The best gifts to our college were those I never expected. I just made friends, lots of friends, anywhere and...

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We are North Carolina Community Colleges

Closely examine the photo below. The photo is not unlike those taken by NASA researchers or by National Oceanic and...

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Did you know community colleges do research, too?

If two people play a word association game and start with the word ‘research,’ more than likely, the other person...

 

Brickwork and pathways

The Forbidden City is a site to behold with over 8,700 rooms spread out over 182 acres in the heart...

 

Perceptions of China revisited

The jet engines growl with a deep gurgle as I attempt to drown them out with music blaring in my...

 

Spend prom on the Great Wall, check

When I was in my 20s, I sat through a talk by late Zig Ziglar, a renown motivational speaker and...

 

An audacious future for North Carolina

We live in a world that needs science now more than ever, and we must strive to build educational environments...

 

My sincere apology to my parents

What was I doing at age 14 or 15? Not conducting research on the metallurgical properties of MnNiGe-compounds or investigating...

 

Audacious goals: Lessons from the Great Wall to Science City

In North Carolina, the Research Triangle Park (RTP) is a conglomeration of over 200 high-tech companies employing nearly 50,000 people....