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Learning Actively Mentoring Program

Due to our continued fight against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, we have postponed the 2020 Summer Institute to 2021. The 2021 Institute will be held from May 24th to May 28th of 2021. We will retain our theme, our venue and activities.

Applications will remain open until November 1st, 2020. We will notify you of your acceptance by December 18th, 2020. This modified calendar will then allow us to provide you with robust, optional pre-programing throughout the Spring of 2021. This will assist you in feeling very ready for the Summer Institute.

Thank you so much for your excitement about becoming a future LAMP Lighter!

LAMP is a comprehensive, sustained mentoring and professional development program with an emphasis on how to best adopt active learning strategies in large-scale active learning classrooms at UW.  It is a UW Top-Tier Science Initiative Program. Program goals include:

  • Improving student retention, success, and engagement in STEM classrooms.

  • Enabling all new and most existing STEM teaching faculty and teaching assistants to become trained in best practices and active learning strategies by 2022 by providing time and support, adequate teaching spaces, mentoring, and access to and interpretation of teaching and learning best practices and innovations.

  • Conducting "second generation" research on active learning in STEM in all classrooms, with an emphasis on what is working in AL classrooms, to investigate relationships between teaching practices and student success, literacy, engagement, and feelings of inclusion. 

  • Establishing professional development/collaboration opportunities for science instructors across the State with the goal of improving learning experiences for all Wyoming students as they transition through educational levels.


To apply to the LAMP Fellows program for 2020-2021, please visit the LAMP Fellows webpage.

To read more about LAMP's goals, please refer to the LAMP Strategic Plan.

Want to know more about LAMP? Fill out the LAMP Inquiry Google form.



Programs and Activities

LAMP provides a number of professional development opportunities for students and educators around the state with a focus on training STEM teaching faculty and teaching assistants in best practices and active learning strategies. 


Learning Assistants Program

Supports undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students as learning assistants in large gateway science courses taught in active learning classrooms.

LAMP Roadshow

LAMP students and faculty travel to schools across the state to employ active learning strategies to teach scientific concepts to K-12 students.

Summer Institute On Active Learning

Supports UW PhD students, UW faculty, and WY community college faculty in incorporating active learning techniques and methods into their STEM curricula during an intensive summer retreat and year-long workshops.

LAMP Current Events

Click to see articles sharing details of LAMP outreach events and community engagement.

LAMP Virtual Roadshow

Click here to learn more!

Community Engagement

LAMP Featured Fellows: September 2020- Dr. Jacqueline Shinker
"Expanding Networks: LAMP Goes Statewide!" with a photo collage of teaching

Resources and Materials

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  Rachel Watson 

  LAMP Program Director

  Associate Lecturer

  Department of Molecular Biology | 307-314-9636

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