The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship supports teaching certification and a master’s degree in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) teaching field for career changers and recent graduates with STEM backgrounds. The goal of the teaching fellowship program is to recruit, train, and retain the nation’s best and brightest STEM teachers. Fellows receive a stipend of $10,000 to complete a specially designed master’s degree program at a participating university, along with three years of mentoring. In turn, they must commit to teach for three years in a designated high-needs urban or rural secondary school. Fellows participate in one full-time year of coursework at a partner university of their choice, culminating in teacher certification. The foundation expects to award up to 12 fellowships at each of the participating institutions. In addition, the foundation will select a number of alternates who may be offered the fellowship if those originally selected choose to decline for any reason. Interested applicants will find this fellowship opportunity on GetEdFunding, a free database sponsored by CDW•G of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
Deadlines: November 30, 2018, and January 31, 2019, for applications to be reviewed by partner universities
NoRILLA (novel research-based intelligent lifelong learning apparatus) is a mixed-reality system that combines physical and virtual worlds to improve children’s STEAM learning in an enjoyable and collaborative way. Based on scientifically proven research at Carnegie Mellon University, NoRILLA’s specialized AI algorithm tracks what students are doing in the physical environment and provides personalized interactive feedback to children as they experiment and make discoveries in the real world.
Now in its fourth decade, WGBH Boston’s NOVAtelevision series remains committed to in-depth science programming in the form of one-hour documentaries and long-form miniseries—from the latest breakthroughs in technology to the deepest mysteries of the natural world. In addition to the weekly television broadcasts, NOVA extends its award-winning science reporting both online and in classrooms.
The BioBits Project was started by a group of synthetic biology researchers at Northwestern University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, who wanted to help students learn biology by doing biology. Their aim was to enable students to perform a range of simple, hands-on biological experiments without the need for specialized lab equipment and at a fraction of the cost of current standard experimental designs.