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Project Highlights

KSTF 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.

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR PUBLISHES WELLS’ OP-ED

On May 7, 2013, The Christian Science Monitor published an op-ed written by 2009 Teaching Fellow Lindsay Wells on “Why America’s ‘hacker generation’ can thrive as teachers.” Published on Teacher Appreciation…

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TRIO OF TEACHING FELLOWS TO PRESENT AT NABT CONFERENCE

2010 KSTF Teaching Fellows Rachel Clausen, Helen Snodgrass and Brittney Barickman were selected to present their “Five Practices Session” at the 2013 National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Professional Development…

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BLOOMBERG RADIO FEATURES BEE WORK OF TEACHING FELLOW

In April 2013, Bloomberg Radio featured Isaac Stewart, a 2009 KSTF Teaching fellow, during their Honor Roll Segment. During the podcast, Isaac discussed how his students are actively designing solutions…

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HEATHER MOORE ADVISES IB SCIENCE SHOWCASE

On June 8, 2013, more than 100 junior and senior International Baccalaureate (IB) students from Robert E. Lee High School in Fairfax, Va., participated in the student-organized Lee High School…

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