Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 class of the National STEM Scholar Program, a program designed specifically for middle school teachers inspiring the next generation of STEM pioneers nationwide.
The National Stem Cell Foundation (NSCF) partners with the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Science and Mathematics at Western Kentucky University to fund 10 scholarships each year for middle school science teachers working to transfer a passion for science to students in this age group.
National STEM Scholars receive advanced education in the development of STEM projects for classroom implementation, build a national network of colleagues for information sharing and spend a full day with a national thought leader in STEM education. STEM Scholar classrooms also have an opportunity to speak with astronauts on the International Space Station during the school year and work directly with providers of space technology education nationwide.
In 2018, we will graduate our third class of National STEM Scholars. Each scholarship recipient receives the following:
Once earned, you can apply to the GA PSC with proper paperwork to have the STEM endorsement added to your certificate. Click here for program details.
The CDC Science Ambassador Fellowship is a dynamic, educational program offered by CDC for teachers and educational leaders interested in bringing public health sciences into middle- and high- school classrooms. This competitive fellowship includes a 5-day interactive summer course at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and a 1-year distance-based professional development opportunity.
Sally Creel & Tania Pachuta are members of the STEM & Innovation team in the Cobb Division of Teaching & Learning.