We Support Faculty

Clarkson STEM Ed supports Teaching Circles, which host communities interested in sharing concerns and interests around topics of interest related to teaching and learning. Teaching circles are safe spaces in which faculty colleagues (1) generate and share developments related to teaching, (2) ideate innovations or interventions designed to enhance student learning, (3) seek scholarly research and resources to inform and support implementation of trials.

 

-Forbes Top 25 STEM Colleges

We Connect Students, Faculty and Professionals

We connect thousands of STEM students, faculty and professionals across 3 Clarkson campuses. Find out more about outreach and training programs at each campus below.

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In Potsdam, IMPETUS connects eligible grade 7-12 students with Clarkson faculty and students to engage in year-round STEM programs, campus visits, academic support, leadership opportunities, and college and career planning. 

Horizons is an intensive summer program that drives inclusive culture change for middle and high school students from all backgrounds to enable them to excel in STEAM studies and careers.

 

At our Capital Region Campus (CRC) Clarkson's STEM Up NY program provides up to 20 scholarships to aspiring teachers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) subjects to help address the shortage of secondary teachers for those subjects in high-need schools.

In Beacon, Clarkson’s Hudson STEAM program connects hundreds of students from area public schools to the Hudson River each fall and spring, with a hands-on, placed baced approach. TEAM Science is a 3-week summer program empowering students with nature knowledge and survival skills to boost success in all aspects of life.

STEM Ed Travel Grants

The Institute for STEM Education provides a limited number of travel grants to help Clarkson University faculty and staff attend conferences to engage with their professional society, or associated disciplinary group, in the area of STEM Education. First time applicants or individuals giving presentations will be given priority. Applicants must be current affiliates of the Institute for STEM Education.

APPLICATION DEADLINES
(1) June 1 for meetings to be held between July 1 and December 31.
(2) December 1 for meetings to be held between January 1 and  June 30.

Apply for a STEM Ed Travel Grant

Summer Institute for Early Career Teachers

Based upon Clarkson’s successful Teacher Boot Camp, the Summer Institute for Early Career Teachers prepares the University’s new graduate teaching assistants (TAs) through a required five-week “boot camp,” where TAs take courses on pedagogy with an emphasis on STEM fields. Participants divide the day by taking classes in the morning and practice teaching in the afternoons.

"I have been a professor in Ghana, but through the Summer Institute for Early Career Teachers, I learned a lot of new things. The constant practice in front of the class really helped me a lot. This has been a life changing experience for me in terms of pedagogy".

Freddie Amoah-Darko, 2017 participant of the Summer Institute for Early Career Teachers

STEM Up NY Noyce

Clarkson's STEM Up NY program provides up to 20 scholarships to aspiring teachers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) subjects to help address the shortage of secondary teachers for those subjects in high-need schools.

Scholarship recipients receive $20,000 for their undergraduate senior year, $20,000 for the year it takes to complete their Master of Arts in Teaching and extensive support in preparing for and securing their first teaching positions. In return, the students will commit to spending four years teaching in a high-need district. 

Learn more about STEM Up NY Contact Us

Contact Us

Director Kathleen Kavanagh
361A Science Center
Box 5815
315-268-2376
stem_ed@clarkson.edu