The National Science Foundation provides funding for graduate level Fellows to share their STEM knowledge with teachers and students in Wyoming. Through classroom projects, online resources, campus visits, science fair, blogs and more, the EENano project provide examples of real-world science and engineering to help teachers (and schools) incorporate new ideas and cutting-edge research in STEM fields into existing STEM curriculum.
•To increase the level of knowledge about EE-nanotechnology in Wyoming classrooms
•To help Wyoming teachers understand how engineering can fit into the standard science
•To excite Wyoming students to pursue higher education in a STEM field
•To increase Graduate Fellow leadership skills
•To increase communication skills of graduate fellows so that they may increase scientific literacy around the state of Wyoming.
- Lab Tours – Graduate fellows bring middle and high school students into their research labs at the University, providing a hands-on experience of what scientists, engineers, and mathematicians do. (Want to bring your students to the UW campus for a lab tour? Request a date here!)
- Scientist/Career Talks – Graduate fellows talk to middle and high school students about research and careers; allowing students to see that scientists are real people and exposing students to the many different aspects of STEM research. (Coming soon - the Day in the Life of a Scientist blog!)
- Partnerships – Graduate fellows and teachers engage in a year-long collaboration designed to incorporate cutting-edge research into current classroom curriculum. (Meet our current Partner Teachers here!)
- Science Fair: Consultations, Mentoring, and Judging (Also check out the Wyoming State Science Fair webpage and the Science Posse's Science Fair Resources!)
Students from Star Lane Center (Casper, WY) investigate the finances of oil drilling during an on-campus visit to the University of Wyoming.
Rock Springs Energy Academy Project