2013 CarbonEARTH Expos
Thanks to all Penn State CarbonEARTH graduate fellows, partner teachers and their students for organizing successful 2013 CarbonEARTH Expos!
The Harrisburg Expo was held May 16 at the Ben Franklin School gymnasium in Harrisburg.
Pictured (l-r): Katie Gaines, Cindy Hart, Kere Washington, Adam Pérez, Matt Johnson, and Christy Rollinson.
The Philipsburg-Osceola Expo ran May 9 at the Philipsburg-Osceola Junior High School gymnasium in Philipsburg.
Pictured (l-r): Carla Rosenfeld, Chris Tekeley, Randy Edelman, Cindy Warming, Mike Szedlmayer, Ashlee Dere, Laura Warner, JD Dulny, Greg Sypa, Andrea Giordano, Beth Wardo, and Brett Diehl.
Penn State CarbonEARTH 2013/14 fellow search closed
NSF CarbonEARTH is no longer accepting fellow applications for the 2013/2014 academic year -- thank you to all who applied. For more information for applying for 2014/2015, please contact Chanda Turner (information below).
About Penn State CarbonEARTH
The CarbonEARTH (Educators and Researchers Together for Humanity) Fellowship Program is part of a 5-year National Science Foundation (NSF) GK-12 grant that teams Penn State Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) graduate students with elementary and middle school science teachers from Pennsylvania’s Philipsburg and Harrisburg School Districts. The CarbonEARTH program uses the interdisciplinary theme of carbon, broadly construed, as a unifying platform for student investigation, discovery, training and education.
Science educators from Penn State's Center for Science and the Schools, faculty mentors, and partner teachers will guide CarbonEARTH graduate fellows to integrate aspects of their graduate carbon-related research into the classroom. Graduate fellows and elementary/middle school teachers will collaborate to develop innovative open-inquiry science curriculum elements related to carbon -- including energy, matter and materials, earth processes and ecosystems. Overall, the Program aims to broaden the skills of fellows, strengthen students' understanding of science, and broaden teachers' application of science content.
Read more about our Carbon Focal Theme.
For more information regarding the CarbonEARTH program, please contact:
Chanda Turner, Project Coordinator
The Pennsylvania State University
Department of Physics
104 Davey Lab, PMB C166
University Park, PA 16802
Office Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 4:00 - 5:00pm