Title of project:
Fellows Integrate Science/Math in
Rural Middle Schools
Number of Fellows per year: 5 Graduate Fellows and 7-8 advanced
Brief Overview: The long-term goal of the program is to create
a GK-12 model to train Fellows and improve the content of science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in rural grades 6-8. The
intellectual merit of our approach derives from four outcomes: 1)
development of a mechanism to enrich graduate education; 2) enhance
knowledge and skills of Fellows for educational outreach; 3) heightened
sensitization of Fellows to the needs and opportunities of rural,
geographically-isolated students; 4) and improve teachers knowledge and
understanding in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Graduate and Undergraduate Fellows will serve as role
models and stimulate studentsí interest in STEM by conveying the
excitement of research and discovery.