Carver Teaching Initiative (CTI)
The Carver Teaching Initiative (CTI) is aimed at recruiting, retaining and supporting underrepresented minorities to pursue STEM teaching careers. As part of this effort, CTI...
(a) recruits high-achieving, college-bound, high school students;
(b) offers paid summer STEM teaching internships (for college freshmen and sophomores);
(c) funds full scholarships (for college juniors and seniors); and
(d) provides sustained support for beginning STEM teachers.
*This project is supported in part by a Drive Grant from the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1758481.
Black Kids Read (BKR)
Black Kids Read is one of the vehicles that we use for translational scholarship. Through Black Kids Read we create science-related books for children of African descent. The Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin reports that, fewer than 3% of children’s books published in 2013 feature African American protagonists. The percentage of children’s books that feature African American protagonists engaged in science is even lower. The aim of Black Kids Read books is to increase this representation. To learn more, visit the Black Kids Read webpage and bookstore.
Research Experiences for Teacher Advancement in Nanotechnology (RETAIN)
The Research Experiences for Teacher Advancement In Nanotechnology (RETAIN), sponsored by the Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute (INDI), is an immersive research and training program for secondary, STEM teachers from high needs schools. RETAIN provides participating teachers with research experience; connection to a professional network of teachers, professors and scientists; professional development; and graduate credit. In addition, participants receive a stipend, travel reimbursement for participation at research conferences, and financial support to purchase classroom materials. The (ES)2 Research Program contributes to RETAIN by facilitating teacher development of curricular modules that infuse nanotechnology and socially transformative curricular approaches.
*This project is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1406995.
Nanotechnology Experiences for Students and Teachers (NEST)
The Nanotechnology Experiences for Students and Teachers (NEST) is sponsored by the Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute (INDI) and the STEM Education and Innovation Research Institute (SERI) at IUPUI. NEST works to introduce high school students and teachers to the field of nanotechnology through a concentrated 2-week summer program coupled with academic-year mentoring, support, and research opportunities. The (ES)2 Research Program contributes to NEST by working to support teachers as they work to understand the socially transformative potential in their research experiences.
*This project is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1513112.
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