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Engineering Summer Program for Teachers



The Engineering Summer Program for Teachers (ESP4T) is a weeklong professional development workshop hosted at the University of Wyoming focusing on the use of Physical Computing as a teaching tool to engage K-12 students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).



The 2024 Engineering Summer Program for Teachers (ESP4T) will be July 15-19, 2024.
Please Note: This will be the only ESP4T session. The session will be five full days, Monday through Friday. 



ESP4T 2024 will be hosted in-person on the University of Wyoming campus.

  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2024

  • Workshop Session: July 15 - 19, 2024

  • Implementation Plan Due: August 2, 2024

  • Final Project and Reflection Due: May 23, 2025

  • Participants will receive a stipend as well as either UW credit or PTSB credit.

    • 3 total UW Credits (2 after summer workshop; 1 after final project - cost: $60 per credit. $180 total)

    • 2 PTSB Credits

  • The stipend for ESP4T 2024 is $1,000 after completion of summer workshop.

  • Dorm accomodations and meal plans will be available to workshop participants. 

  • K12 educator in any content area.

  • Priority acceptance granted to Wyoming K-12 teachers who have not previously atteneded ESP4T.

  • Previous participants encouraged to apply and will be asked to share their classroom use of ESP4T learning and concepts.

  • ESP4T 2024 is open to individual applicants only (No team applications).

  • Attend the five day summer workshop at the UW campus

  • Develop and submit an implementation plan: Due August 2, 2024

  • Implement a lesson plan developed during the summer session, present to your school peers and administration about the ESP4T lesson implementation, and submit the final project/reflection to the ESP4T lead teachers: Due: May 23, 2025


  • Click HERE to apply.
  • Application due date: Due June 1, 2024
  • Notification of application status and decision will be sent by May 15, 2024


UW Faculty:

  • Suresh Muknahallipatna, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Robert F. Kubichek, Associate Professor, Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Teacher Mentors:

  • Katie Mitchell, BS in Elementary Education from UW, MA in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in math, Anderson Elementary School, Cheyenne, Wyoming. 
  • Cindy Amundson BS Zoology-Physiology/BA Elementary Education/MA Teaching and Learning Elementary/Computer Coding, West Elementary, Wheatland, Wyoming
  • Ryan Gonzalez
  • Leah Ritz, A. in Geography and Environmental Science, Macalester College, M.S. in Natural Science and Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming, Certificate in Maker Education, Sonoma University.