The Georgia Tech GIFT program is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Summer Internship Program!
Founded in 1991 as a program of the Georgia Institute of Technology's CEISMC, GIFT provides paid summer STEM internships in industry workplaces and university laboratories for K-12 science, mathematics, and technology teachers. Teachers spend 4 to 7 weeks experiencing first hand how industrial scientists and researchers approach problems, design experiments, interpret data, communicate findings, and develop and implement workplace solutions. GIFT offers teachers "real world" applications of the subjects they teach, allowing them to increase content knowledge and gain practical examples of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics applications for enriched instruction and teaching practices based on evidence-based experiences. Since its founding, GIFT has placed teachers in more than 2000 positions statewide. For more information about the GIFT Program click here
GIFT Summer 2020 Internship in Ardmore Oklahoma
Georgia STEM teachers have the opportunity to apply for a 7-week 2020 GIFT internship/Noble Research Institute Fellowship in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
The Noble Research Institute, an agricultural research organization, focuses on research that helps farmers and ranchers improve land stewardship and productivity regionally, nationally and internationally. The institute studies the basic molecular and genetic levels of how plants grow and interact with the microbial world around them, develops stronger plants more tolerant to drought and resistant against diseases and pests, and evaluates how well cattle perform in various grazing systems. The GIFT teacher will intern in the lab of Dr. Carolyn Young (https://www.noble.org/staff/carolyn-young/) researching beneficial endophytes and their use in agriculture. In addition to the GIFT professional development stipend and PLUs, the teacher selected for this placement will also have travel and housing expenses covered for this internship.
Real world experience for STEM teachers? It’s happening in Georgia
Linkedin post by: Ranjani Balasubramaniam
Teachers play a key role in preparing kids for STEM careers. But teaching science, technology, engineering and math courses is only part of the effort it takes to get kids interested in and prepared for these careers.
Teaching students what STEM careers are really all about, what it takes to compete for positions and how to succeed in these jobs requires a completely different level of understanding.
Teachers in Georgia are learning firsthand about the world of STEM work through a unique program. The Georgia Intern Fellowships for Teachers (GIFT) program places teachers in jobs for four to seven weeks over the summer to gain real work experience in STEM positions.
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Science teacher Carrie Beth Rykowski is One of the 2018 Recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching!
CEISMC GIFT fellow has research paper published in the international journal Nature:
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