About The Program
The CASE (Changing Alaska Science Education) for enhancing understanding of climate change program partners science graduate teaching fellows with K-12 teachers in the state of Alaska. Graduate fellows work in the classroom alongside of teachers to help teach hands-on science and to present research in a real world context.
Program goals include:
1) improving science communication skills among graduate students;
2) engaging and inspiring K-12 students to follow science careers;
3) demonstrating that science is stimulating, creative, and fun.
Fellow Gabrielle Vance and second grade teacher Deedee Chavez take students to Pearl Creek's back yard to learn more about trees from activities such as tree coring.
Past fellow Sophie Gilbert was a finalist in the national GK-12 contest “Science in a minute” for her podcast entitled “Predators and Prey: the race for survival.” Click here to see the podcasts and access other educational materieals based on Spophie's research!
Applications for graduate students are now open.
We are now recruiting CASE GK-12 fellows for the 2014-2015 school year. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide science communication training to science graduate students through coursework and hands-on experience in K-12 classrooms. Applications are due November 8th, 2013. Click here to download application.
Information session will be held on October 25, 2013 from 12:00 - 1:00 in Room 300 on the Reichardt Building.