The Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) and the School of Materials Science and Engineering, partnering with Metropolitan Regional Services Agency, Fulton County Schools, DeKalb County Schools, ASM Foundation, and the US Air Force offered a week-long Materials Science and Engineering Summer Institute for Middle and High School Science teachers held at Georgia Institute of Technology. Two subsequent sessions, facilitated by Dr. Cola, Materials Science Master Teachers (Pamela Gilbert-Smith and Anne Marie Johnson from Chamblee HS) will follow in the Fall and Spring semester. The content-rich, hands-on format of the Summer Institute has provided 18-28 teachers per year of funding with real-world, engaging examples of materials science and engineering using physical science, chemistry, and physics principles. The Summer Institute targets teachers from high need local schools and continues to support and enhance student learning of the physical sciences and meet the expectations of the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS).
Funding is provided by the Improving Teacher Quality Higher Education Program and US Air Force