2013 Fall Conference



Topic: German in STEM and Business

Greene Hall, Room 145,
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

September 28, 2013, 9:00-4:00
Meeting Notes




Dear colleagues,

You are cordially invited to attend our Fall meeting, "German in STEM and Business." (For the uninitiated, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). The meeting will be held at Wake Forest University on Saturday, September 27, 2013 from 9:00-4:00, hosted by Alyssa Howards. We will be hearing from a diverse group of presenters on the ways in which science and technology intersect with the study of German. This should present us not only with creative ways to broaden our ideas of what is relevant to our field, but also to help advertise German to a larger field of students.

All AATG members and prospective members are welcome to attend. The conference also provides an excellent opportunity to meet with colleagues of all levels, to learn about new, innovative ideas, to revisit how we can sustain and strengthen German programs across the state, and participate in organizational decisions that will impact our chapter. During the business meeting we will begin planning for German Day (WFU, Wednesday, March 5, 2014), including voting on a German Day theme. It is also a great way to earn CEUs and, for non-members, to meet with fellow professionals and weigh the benefits of membership. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Please plan to attend!


To register for the conference, please download the registration form, and return the form along with a check (made out to NC-AATG) to Beth Gulewich postmarked by Monday, September 23 to 1225 Brooks Ave., Raleigh NC 27607

Conference fees are $15 for members or $20 for non-members. Full-time students and teachers in their first or second year of service may attend at half price ($10)!


Samstag, den 28. September, 2013
All events take place in Greene Hall 154


Kaffeeklatsch; Begrüßung

Alyssa Howards, Beth Gulewich


Environmental Issues: a German/American Comparison

William Markham, UNCG


Neither Dull nor Difficult: on Teaching Business German

 Heiko Wiggers, WFU





STEM Grant Report

Beth Gulewich (Broughton HS);
Jo Garrison (Ligon M.S. / Martin M.S.); Marc Reibold (NC State)



Sandwiches von Panera Bread Co.


Interdisciplinary Learning and STEM fields

Scott Denham (Davidson College)


DAAD and STEM grants

Elizabeth Schreiber-Byers        (UNC Chapel Hill)


Kaffee und Kuchen



Business Meeting:
Vote on German Day Theme, FLANC, Awards Committee, German Immersion Weekend







Questions? Contact Beth at bgulewich@bellsouth.net and Alyssa Howards at howardal@wfu.edu

   Map and Directions

Directions to Wake Forest
Map and Parking lots
The meeting will take place in Greene Hall. The building is numbered 47 on the campus map. All events will be held in Greene 162 (2 floors below ground level). You may park without fear in the two larger lots located adjacent to and across the street from this lot (Lots F and H). Note: the lots are marked as “faculty/staff” parking on the map, but on weekends, they are unofficially open to visitor parking.

   Participant List

Meike Beckmann (ASU)
Regine Criser (UNC at Asheville)
Scott Denham (Davidson College)
Jo Garrison (Martin & Ligon MS)
Beth Gulewich (NB Broughton HS)
Linda Horvath (Charlotte Catholic HS)
Alyssa Howards (WFU)
Nabeel Kandah (Enloe HS)
Joachim Koerner (Hibriten HS)
Larry Land (Wendall)
David Lovin (Fuquay Varina HS)
Petra Martignoni (Raleigh Charter HS)
Paul Maseman (Apex HS)
Beverly Moser (ASU)
Jim Propst (West Caldwell HS)
Marc Reibold (NCState)
Susanne Rinner (UNC-G)
Sabine Schmid-Rankin (Forestview HS)
Bradley Seawell (MG Davis Global Leadership Academy)
Tom Skinner (Frei)
Tracy Spampinato (Wakefield HS)
Wiebke Strehl (UNC at Asheville)
Scott Windham (Elon University)
Melanie Wright (Walkertown & North Forsyth HS)
Andrea Wurth (East Chapel Hill HS)