Slide Show: Trinity Hosts Summer STEM Teaching Experiences for Undergraduates

Undergrads Teach Science Workshops to Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy Students

​Hartford, Connecticut, August 1, 2016 – Undergraduate students from colleges around the country came to Trinity College this summer to participate in a new Summer STEM Teaching Experiences for Undergraduates (TEU) from Liberal Arts Institutions program, thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The undergrads taught science workshops to 10th-grade students from Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA).

Summer STEM Teaching Experiences for Undergraduates
​Jess Voight ’17 (left), of Trinity College, works with HMTCA students. Photo by John Atashian
A major goal of the program is to support undergraduate science majors at small liberal arts colleges toward careers in teaching science. In order to accomplish this goal, the NSF-TEU students, who are all majoring in a science discipline, took a science pedagogy course with Dr. Kurt Love, director of science education for the Summer Teaching Experiences for Undergraduates Program. The summer teaching practicum was conducted under the supervision of experienced local teachers from HMTCA.

This year’s STEM TEU students are: Jacob Abaraoha, Columbia University; Mariel Becker, Wesleyan University; Carol Bowe, Bryn Mawr College; Alix Eisenbrey, Whitman College; Charlotte Gbomina, Grinnell College; Eleanor Gund, Harvey Mudd College; Connie Ky ’17, Trinity College; Emma Micinski, Lawrence University; Maegan Nelson, Whitman College; Beth Tsuha, Grinnell College; Jess Voight ’17, Trinity College; and Stanley Walker, Whitman College.

The NSF-TEU program is a five-year grant-funded program that brings promising undergraduates together to develop their teaching skills in high school science (at Trinity) and high school mathematics (at Vassar College). Alison Draper, the director of Trinity College’s Science Center and a lecturer in interdisciplinary science, is a co-PI on this NSF project.

Photos by John Atashian. To view the Flickr set of photos from which this slide show was generated, please click here​.