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InSTEP Program

June 23, 2010
InSTEP Program Participants in the InSTEP (Integrated Science Teaching Enhancement Partnership) Program. InSTEP is part of the National Science Foundation's Graduate Fellowships in K-12 Education (GK-12) Program and is designed to foster student interest in science while boosting teacher confidence in integrated science content and inquiry-based instruction. Each year, eight graduate students from Florida Tech's science departments (biology, chemistry, marine and environmental systems, and physics) are matched with eight Brevard County Florida high school Integrated Science teachers to develop new instructional materials to support and enhance inquiry-based instruction. The ultimate goal of this program is to allow the graduate fellows to develop into young scientists that value educational outreach and appreciate the benefits of a university-school partnership. Dr. Richard Tankersley, a professor in the department of biological sciences, and Dr. John Windsor, a professor in the department of marine and environmental systems, serve as the project's co-principal investigators. (Date of Image: unknown)