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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.

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 piece, …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

LEE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT PORT ISOBEL

In fall 2013, Robert E. Lee High School Teacher and 2010 KSTF Teaching Fellow  Rachel Clausen  was awarded one of 75 Good Neighbor Student Achievement Grants, sponsored by State Farm in partnership …Read More

TEACHING FELLOW PENS OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNOR

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett will visit Philadelphia’s Central High School—where KD Davenport teaches—on Friday, January 17, 2014, to congratulate the students on receiving the second highest test scores in the state. Outraged …Read More

GRAVES LEADS STUDENTS IN AIR QUALITY MONITORING PROJECT

2012 Teaching Fellow Ben Graves  and his Advanced Placement environmental science students at Paonia High School (Paonia, Colo.) are working with the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) and the  Western Slope Conservation Center  on a year-long project (2013–2014 school year) designed …Read More

THREE FELLOWS JOIN FORCES TO PRESENT AT NSTA CONFERENCE

2009 Teaching Fellows Tracy Schloemer, Stephen Traphagen and Kirstin Milks presented at the National Science Teachers Association’s (NSTA) 2013 National Conference, which took place in San Antonio in April. Their session, How Do You Explain the …Read More

TWO KSTF TEACHER DEVELOPERS PRESENTED AT NARST 2013 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Chris Bogiages and  Zora Wolfe presented sessions at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) 2013 Annual International Conference held in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico in April. Bogiages’ session, Investigating How Teachers Implement …Read More

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GET ATTENTION OF NATIONAL POLICY ADVISORS

Under the leadership of Dr. Michael Town, students in his Technology, Engineering and Communications High School (TEC) physics class garnered the attention of national policy advisors. The students reviewed the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate …Read More

CASEY O’HARA PRODUCES DOCUMENTARY ON SCIENCE EDUCATION

O’Hara, a physics teacher and KSTF Senior Fellow, produced a short documentary which highlights excellent educators inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers through creativity, ingenuity and passion. The documentary was created …Read More