Myra Halpin

High School Teacher, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, NC
Myra Halpin

I graduated with majors  in Biology and Chemistry from Shorter College in 1968 and completed a Ph.D.  in Science Education from North Carolina State University in 1991. I have been teaching for 42 year, the last 21 at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. My primary assignments have been teaching chemistry and supervising student independent research plus a six year term as Dean of Science. My students and I have flown seven experiments aboard NASA flights including Sounding Rockets, high altitude balloons, and aboard the Reduced Gravity Plane,

By my definition, everything is chemistry. I am excited to learn along-side my students as we explore hyperdiverse endophytic fungi and their function in boreal forests. I enjoy working with high school student researchers and seeing the joy they find in discovery and also enjoy collaborating with university faculty researchers. I always learn from both experiences. Recent publications include:

CBL and GPS in Environmental Science for Glencoe’s Earth Science text 2001

“PEP- Pharmacology Education Partners” JRST 2003

“Teaching Biology and Chemistry Using Pharmacology Examples” The SCIENCE TEACHER, 2005

 “Pharmacology in the Classroom”, SCIENCE, Sept 28, 2007