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.

Participate in inquiry-based classroom activities which replicate the science and engineering research practices being conducted by researchers. Renewable Energy is a hot topic today, and this workshop will provide teachers with content knowledge and activities to immediately use in their classrooms.  This workshop is a STEM integrated experience, providing resources and skills to help teachers work with their colleagues to implement these concepts into their classroom.

Classroom Implementation

Topics include: biofuels, biopower, bioproducts, biomass, bioheat, sustainability, and systems thinking. Learn about the research being conducted in the field and how you can conduct your own research in the classroom.

Travel Expenses

Room and board, including travel expenses, are provided to each participating teacher.  Single rooms are located in the Eastview Terrace complex at Penn State, located close to downtown and near the center of campus. Meals, including group lunches, are also provided.

Classroom Materials & Stipend

Teachers will receive a $300 stipend and classroom materials such as the BBEP Curriculum, CSATS developed lesson plans,  Grasses to Sugars Kit, Race to the Pumps Poster, and more.  Transportation to field trip sites is also provided. 

Act 48

Available through a collaboration with IU#10, Act 48 credit is available for $10.00.


Matthew Johnson, PhD

Research Associate
Assistant Professor of Science Education

Email: | Phone: 814-863-6607

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