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Dr. Andrea C Burrows

College of Education

School of Teacher Education

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 3077665011

Email: Andrea.Burrows@uwyo.edu

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Professional Developments

EPSCOR K-12 EDUCATION

K-12 Education Subsection | PI – Burrows | July 2018-2023

The 20M EPSCoR Microbial grant contains a K-12 outreach portion led by Burrows. She coordinates five projects a year for the K-12 subsection including:
1) Art and Science microbe project
2) Secondary science pre-service teacher lesson planning utilizing the Data Discovery Tool
3) Secondary science pre-service teacher microbe lesson/activity implementation in Spring
4) Summer camp session on microbes
5) K-12 teacher professional development regarding microbes, field work, and the Data Discovery Tool

Link: http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2018/07/uws-20-million-microbial-grant-research-projects-underway-this-summer.html

SWARMS

PI – Burrows | Jan 2014-Dec 2019

The Sustaining Wyoming’s Advancing Reach in Math and Science (SWARMS) five-year grant is an annual opportunity for STEM students to become certified to teach secondary math and science in K-12 schools. This NSF Noyce funded grant was created to support future mathematics and science teachers. Over forty teachers have been funded from the program which emphasizes the need for post-baccalaureate graduate certificate students, minority scholars, and military veterans.

Link: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1339853

LASSI

PI – Burrows | Summer 2014 & 2015 & Academic Years 2014-2015, 2015-2016

Detailed further in a recent publication, the Launching Astronomy Standards and STEM Integration (LASSI) was created to integrate astronomy and STEM standards in Wyoming, This MSP sponsored grant, awarded through the Wyoming Department of Education, was active in 2014-2015 and was designed to work with K-12 science teachers on ways to use astronomy as a vehicle for STEM teaching.

Article: http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2015/07/laramie-teachers-hone-stem-skills-at-uw.html

ESP4T

PI – Muknahallipatna | Summer 2016, 2017, 2018

This engineering summer program was designed for K-12 teachers and consists of computer engineering and educational sessions relating technology such as Arduinos and Raspberry Pis with STEM education and teacher instruction.

Link: http://www.uwyo.edu/esp4t/

RAMPED I

PI – Burrows | Summer 2016 & Academic Year 2016-2017

The MSP grant, Robotics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering Design (RAMPED), was first held in the summer of 2016 and consisted of six sessions (Baxter the Robot, Arduino, Raspberry Pie, Net Logo, Virtual Reality, and Space) and allowed K-12 teachers to choose four to concentrate on for their work. Over the course of the academic year, all six sessions were visited by the teachers. This interdisciplinary professional development was designed to connect K-12 standards to the included STEM fields, while providing teachers space to begin to think about how to incorporate the session topics into curriculum and lesson planning.

Article:
http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2016/08/uw-led-program-focuses-on-increasing-graduation-rates-in-natrona-county-school-district.html

RAMPED II

PI – Burrows | Summer 2018 & Academic Year 2018-2019

As a follow-up to LASSI and RAMPED I, another MSP extending and integrating computer science into K-12 teachers’ classrooms, entitled RAMPED II offered four more sessions for teachers to incorporate machine learning, anomaly detection, large distances, and virtual reality connections to K-12 curriculum and teaching. This professional development focused on computer science and computational thinking in an integrated context, and the K-12 teachers co-created a module for use by Wyoming.

Article: Forthcoming

WRNA

PI – Burrows | Aug 2018-2021

The Western Regional Noyce Alliance (WRNA) is run by Dr. Burrows in the Western region, and it allows for meeting events for Noyce Scholars in Wyoming and surrounding states. This three-year, NSF funded grant presents the first WRNA conference event on Sunday, Oct. 14th in Laramie, Wyoming.

Link: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1745263&HistoricalAwards=false

GenCYBER

PI – Borowczak | Summer 2018

A NSF and NSA funded cybersecurity camp called COWPOKES is Wyoming’s cybersecurity camp champion. With 10 teachers and 60 students in two locations during Summer 2018, Laramie and Riverton, the camp branched focus on key cybersecurity principles (outlined by the NSA). It was focused on computer science as much than programming in the cybersecurity realm. The K-12 teachers created K-12 lessons that incorporated computer science and cybersecurity into their classrooms in a variety of subjects.  

Link: https://www.gen-cyber.com/

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SEED

Dr. Andrea C Burrows

College of Education

School of Teacher Education

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 3077665011

Email: Andrea.Burrows@uwyo.edu

Find us on Twitter (Link opens a new window)

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