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.
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 Summer Research Experiences for STEM Teachers Program is a seven-week summer research program for middle and high school teachers through Penn State University Park. While CSATS is located at the University Park campus, we frequently offer research experiences at other locations including Penn State Hershey and Penn State Harrisburg. Teachers selected for the program will participate in ongoing research projects with researchers and work with CSATS faculty to develop a classroom research project based on their research experience.
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.