Success Stories

I have participated in numerous professional development opportunities. This was the most productive, educational experience yet! What you allowed me to learn is invaluable. You have permanently changed my career for the better.


- Travis Martin, Science Teacher, Bellwood-Antis School District

I have seen this affect my students’ learning and their desire to investigate a variety of scientific topics. When a science lab is set up, the students are eager to analyze, interpret, record and share their findings. They are then motivated to go back and try different ways that others conducted the investigation.

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- Kris Walters, Claysburg-Kimmel School District

Thanks for the great workshop. It really pulled together what I've learned at previous workshops. It all clicked. The light bulb is shining bright over my head today!!!

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- Christine F., Teacher

Thank you SO much for all the information and materials. I must say, I have already started to do lessons with my classes and they are so engaged, interested, and learning so much! They think it is the coolest thing, and actually were surprised they could do experimental science! Again, thank you very much for the materials - I will try to send some photos of the mini "Wind-Fair" student poster presentation session I am planning to create, once the students collect, organize, and analyze their data. I really hope I can make this either a departmental or school-wide event. Again, I cannot thank you enough.

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- Ryan B., Hazleton Area High School

I just wanted to say thank you for another enjoyable learning class. You do a remarkable job putting them together. The instructors have all been fun and extremely knowledgeable about the class topics and made even an art teacher feel good about being there.

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- Luke L., Teacher

One of the best workshops I have ever attended. No down time (which is good); every day was packed with relevant activities. Great take-home supplies

NEWBio Program 2015, One-Week Workshop

- Teacher

I was looking for more in-depth information, curriculum, and knowledge in biofuel and bioproducts and I certainly got it.

NEWBio Program 2015, One-Week Workshop

- Teacher

Hands-On made this much easier to understand--watching the "end result" being designed and created was beneficial.

The Art of Science Series: Design Thinking and 3D printing, Saturday Science Workshop, 2015

- Teacher

I want my students to actually create the wave machines, then use what they've made and experiment with them. It’s a super way to teach "waves" in a fund way. Kids wouldn't get bored and would want to learn more.

The Wonders of Waves, Saturday Science Workshop, 2016

- Teacher

Attending these workshops re-energizes me and makes me excited to introduce science to my students. They help me develop creative ways to engage my students.

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- Anne Poorbaugh, Child Development and Family Council of Central Pennsylvania

The program that you are running, and the way you are running it has such great value to both teachers and students. It is programs like this that lay the foundation for our future workforce and success in the STEM based fields.

Summer Research Experiences for Teachers Program

- Kevin Neigh, Chemical Engineer, BASF

Some teachers told me that they enjoyed talking with people who are involved in cutting-edge research. That alone gives them something to talk about when they return to their schools.

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- James Kasting, Evan Pugh Professor, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Penn State

This program affords tremendous opportunities for graduate fellows, teachers, and grade-school students alike--Bringing graduate-level research into junior high classrooms has been and continues to be an invaluable experience.

Carbon Earth Program 2012-2015

- Seth Wilberding, Doctoral Student, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Penn Staet