Author Archives: Edmund Adjapong

About Edmund Adjapong

Edmund Adjapong, a native of the Bronx, NY, is a student at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Science Education and received a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry with a minor in Africana Studies from The State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Edmund believes every student learns differently. He also believes that engaging young men with media–despite its unconventional method–is an effective way to educate. Edmund enjoys working with and mentoring youth, especially young men of color, as they are our future. He fell in love with Hip-Hop after memorizing Puff Daddy's song "All about the Benjamins," in the third grade. Following the completion of his masters degree, Edmund plans on teaching science in a New York City public school and pursuing his Doctorate of Philosophy in Science Education. His ultimate goal is to become a science educator and researcher. This blog is a reflection of Edmund’s thoughts during his journey toward a terminal degree. For more information about Edmund Adjapong please feel free to contact him at: E.adjapong@gmail.com

How I Fell in Love With Science Through Hip-Hop

It was a calm and crisp day; the morning breeze was cool and pleasant. Signs of fall were approaching steadily. It was my first day of high school at the Marie Curie High School for Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions, … Continue reading

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Mayor Bloomberg’s One Best System

Below is an Op-Ed piece written in response to Mayor Bloomberg’s address on education reform. ——- The mayor of the world’s greatest city, Mayor Bloomberg, has set out to completely overhaul New York City public schools. In his major address on Education at New York … Continue reading

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Suzy Lee Weiss and her White Privilege

Suzy Lee Weiss is another White woman who doesn’t understand her White privilege. Though her article, featured in the Wall Street Journal, was well written, it was also very distasteful. Weiss is upset that she wasn’t accepted to any of … Continue reading

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A Ghanaian American Student College Experience By Fibbie Addo

A Ghanaian American Student College Experience The confident, ambitious, and intelligent man came to SUNY Plattsburgh in the fall of 2008. As a freshman, the transition from high school to college was hard for him, but with the help of … Continue reading

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Sigma Xi Eastern Regional Conference

Headed to NYC tomorrow to present my research poster at the Sigma Xi Eastern Regional Conference. If you’re interested in my research email me @ E.adjapong@gmail.com

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Scientific Literacy

Introduction When it comes to math and science graduates, the United States is far behind many advanced democracies, ranking 24th in the world (Linn, 2012). As one of the most powerful countries in the world, the United States lags too … Continue reading

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Scientific Inquiry

Introduction Every person is a scientist, whether they know it or not. Science is the study of the natural world.  As humans, we all experiment. Our experiments include cooking, trying to find the right partner and even trying to find … Continue reading

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