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STEM Teacher Summer Programs at Hope
Hope sponsors a set of workshops to let you expore inquiry based science, math and engineering topics which are easily integrated into your classroom. Taught by Hope STEM faculty, the workshops will give you hands-on experience with the topic and provide a forum to discuss with other teachers how to incorporate into your classroom.
Follow case studies in nuclear forensics to learn hands-on science exploration techniques in physics and chemistry. Participants will explore a range of topics including measuring ionizing radiation from various sources, radiation of everyday sources, and gamma spectroscopy. Through scenarios based on historical events, students analyze radioactive clues to determine what occurred and what further action could be taken.
Participants will learn the science needed to answer questions about the local watershed through active inquiry. Throughout the academy, participants will interact with scientists and undergraduate researchers who are studying the local watershed to learn how they are applying their STEM expertise to understand the watershed and help the local community address issues of concern.
Computational science and modeling (CSM) has become a critical element in essentially all fields of science. Researchers no longer think about experiment and theory as two sides of discovery, but rather experiment, theory, and computational modeling as three pillars that support progress in science. We will provide you with the experience you need to employ CSM in chemistry (i.e. molecular modeling) in a way that addresses multiple National and State Science Standards.
Continuing education credits offered, undergraduate credit available for additional cost. Partial scholarships available.
Contact Susan Ipri Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thanks to Hope College Howard Hughes Medical Institute Program, the Outdoor Discovery Center, the Michigan Space Grant Consortium and the Michigan chapter of the Amerian Physical Society for their generous support of scholarships for these academies!