BUNKER HILL — Maconaquah Middle School teacher Cory Howard has been selected to participate in the prestigious Siemens Teachers as Researchers fellowship program this summer.
Howard, a math and science teacher, is one of 40 middle and high school teachers from across the country who will spend the summer working with top scientists on short-term research projects.
Howard said he hasn’t received his specific assignment yet, but he’s looking forward to sharing what he learns.
“I try to make classes as hands-on as I can,” he said. “As we move into the 2014-15 school year, Maconaquah will have a STEM focus. The goal is to take what we learn there and turn it into resources for other educators.”
This annual summer event will take place at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest, multi-purpose, national research laboratory.
The experience is designed to empower teachers to bring the excitement of real-world research into their classrooms.
It also is designed to inspire students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math education.
Participants also receive grants to purchase equipment and/or supplies for their classrooms.