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Project Highlights

KSTF Teaching Fellows and Senior Fellows are continually discovering new ways to get students interested in STEM subjects. Read on for highlights from our community of teaching professionals.

Miller to Travel to the South Pole

2012 KSTF Teaching Fellow Kate Miller has been selected to travel to the Antarctic with Project IceCube in winter 2016. For the last seven years, the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) has partnered with KSTF and  PolarTRECRead More

STUDENTS PRESENT STORM WATER PLANS TO TOWN LEADERS

During the fall 2015 semester, the students in  Susan Pienta ‘s earth and environmental science class explored stormwater management. At the conclusion of the semester, they presented best practices and recommendations for filtering, …Read More

KSTF FELLOWS MEET WITH COLORADO GOVERNOR

On May 4, 2015, Colorado-based KSTF Fellows, KSTF Executive Director Nicole Gillespie and KSTF President William Rulon-Miller met with Governor John W. Hickenlooper of Colorado to discuss teacher leadership.  

2011 TEACHING FELLOW USES WEATHER PATTERNS TO TEACH EARTH MATH

2011 KSTF Teaching Fellow Sheila Orr teaches integrated Earth Math (Earth Science & Algebra 1). To encourage a deeper level of engagement and integration in the unit on severe weather and writing linear …Read More

ORR CO-WROTE CHAPTER IN NEW BOOK

2011 KSTF Teaching Fellow Sheila Orr collaborated with Frances Harper, a Ph.D. student at Michigan State University, to write a chapter in Social Justice, the Common Core, and Closing the Instructional Gap. Their chapter, …Read More

MACWAY JOINS SCHOOL AP TASK FORCE

To study and increase participation of underrepresented students in Advanced Placement (AP) STEM classes, Mountain View High School formed an AP Task Force.  Sarah Macway , 2010 KSTF Teaching Fellow and Mountain View teacher, …Read More

2014 TEACHING FELLOW DEVELOPS FACTORY SIMULATION PROJECT

Former engineer and 2014 KSTF Teaching Fellow Taylor Williams developed a factory simulation project to teach logistics and statistics to his engineering students. A summer internship at Proctor & Gamble inspired the project. …Read More

GENETICS PROJECT PRESENTED AT GENETICS SOCIETY OF AMERICA CONFERENCE

2012 Teaching Fellow Camden Burton  and his biology students at Olathe Northwest High School conducted a genetics project during winter 2013–2014. The primary investigator on the project presented their work at the …Read More

ISHARE WITH GUEST AUTHOR KRISTIN GERMINARIO

2010 Teaching Fellow Kristin Germinario , a biology teacher at Randolph High School (Randolph, N.J.), wrote a piece that was featured in the April 7, 2014 issue of her school’s electronic newsletter. In the …Read More

O’HARA PRESENTED AT 2014 MEETING OF CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE UNIVERSITY

KSTF Senior Fellow Casey O’Hara attended the 2014 Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University  (CGI U), which was held March 21–23 at Arizona State University. Commitments to Action, a unique feature of the Clinton Global …Read More