CSATS designs, develops, and implements many professional development programs and workshops for K-16 education to promote the integration of science and engineering practices into the classroom environment. We partner with science and engineering researchers on the broader impacts components of research grant proposals.
Looking to increase your content knowledge and engage in cross-curricular activities designed for your classroom? CSATS i-STEAM Workshops provide opportunities for teachers to learn science, engineering, and math through integrated activities from Penn State researchers and faculty with a focus on STEAM concepts.
CSATS Blue Boxes are traveling teaching kits that contain cross-curricular educational materials focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics.) Each Blue Box kit provides educators with supplementary materials based on specific topics from past workshops hosted by CSATS.
Spend a week with Center for Science and the Schools getting an in-depth experience with Penn State researchers. CSATS week-long workshops focus on engaging teachers in activities designed around cutting-edge research projects. Workshop activities may include field trips to site locations, working with researchers and graduate students in their labs or in the field, and professional development tailored to bring research-based practices into your classroom!
CSATS 6-week Summer Research Experiences actively involve K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math educators in performing research alongside Penn State or industry scientists and engineers. Through the accompanying professional development, teachers translate their research experiences into related research projects for their classrooms, schools, and districts.
CSATS offers opportunities for K-12 students throughout the academic year and summer. Opportunities range from STEM challenges for your school to summer immersive research experiences with Penn State University science and engineering researchers.