The goal of the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) Program was to educate, train and interest science and mathematics graduate students to become better teachers and communicators of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with K-12 teachers, students, and the public.
From 2007-2012, graduate fellows worked with University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) faculty, staff and K-12 classroom teachers and students in area schools to define the needs and challenges for improving STEM teaching in K-12 classrooms, created a variety of innovative, inquiry-based STEM lesson plans and activities that took advantage of the expertise and interests of the graduate fellows and investigated educational topics through action research projects.
UMD's GK-12 program partnered with the departments of Geological Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Education. To read more about this project, please explore the links to the left.
For an overview of our GK-12 program objectives, click here