PITA Fiscal Year 2010 Projects - Courses and Outreach Programs

Lehigh Valley Nsf Stem Project: Widening The Pathways For Students To Pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics Degrees, Middle School Through Ph.D.

Principal Investigators: Henry Odi, Co-PI’s: Jennifer Swann, Glenn Blank, Susan Szczepanski, Terry Hart, Lynn Columba

This proposal is to continue The Lehigh Valley STEM Education through G4-12 Graduate Teaching Fellows project designed to put graduate (OEGs) and undergraduate college students in grades six through twelve classrooms where they will conmtinue to assist to develop curricular materials and teach hands-on lessons on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Teachers, students, professors, and industry partners will continue to work together to develop real world applications that supplement each classroom's curriculum. The project will continue to pursue five primary objectives: to recruit and retain high quality Ph.D. candidates to Lehigh University, develop top-notch Ph.D. scientists and engineers who will lead their fields in university and industrial settings, continue to engender a sense of advocacy in Fellows for community service at the K-12 level, provide opportunities for K-12 teachers to develop professionally, and broaden the participation of K-20+ students, especially minorities and women, in STEM disciplines.