NSF RET Site: Engaging and Training Alabama STEM Teachers in Sensing Technologies


Project Description

Ten (10) middle school teachers from west central Alabama will participate in 8-week summer research experiences (focused on sensing and measurement to align well with middle school science learning objectives) under the mentorship of faculty from the College of Engineering (CoE). Participating teachers will generate middle school science curricula based on their research experiences. Further, this project will advance knowledge of what research and professional development activities are effective at increasing teachers knowledge of engineering and the impact this has on Alabama middle school students perceptions of science and engineering.

This is a 3-year program, with teachers participating in summer 2024, 2025, and 2026.