Summer Workshops

CSATS partners with science and engineering researchers at Penn State and industries to improve STEM education through innovative outreach programs. We design, develop, and implement programs for K-12 and higher education focused on incorporating the practices of science and engineering into classrooms as well as informal learning environments.

Programs

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Renewable Energy Teacher Summer Workshop (NEWBio)

Meet STEM Research Experts

Spend a week at University Park learning about current bioenergy research from nationally recognized faculty.  Renewable Energy alternatives are vital for the health of our planet, and the NEWBio Project, funded by the USDA, is helping us learn more about how to best realize this vision.

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Supported by:
USDA BBEP
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Authentic Plant Pollinator Landscape Research for Educators (APPL-RED) Workshop

A unique teacher professional development experience for middle and high school teachers.

Teachers will have the opportunity to participate and collaborate with leading researchers in the area of pollinator and plant-pollinator landscape research, CSATS science educators, and educators from across Pennsylvania.

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Supported by:
USDA
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Arctic Plant Phenology Learning through Engaged Science - APPLES on the West Coast

A unique teacher professional development experience for California middle and high school teachers.

Teachers will have the opportunity to engage and collaborate with leading polar research scientists and science educators. You will spend 3 days at the University of California, Davis learning about the study of phenology – the seasonal dynamics of plants and animals ‐ in the Arctic to understand ecological impacts of climate change.

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Supported by:
NSF