Congratulations Siemens Teachers as Researchers (STARs)

The Siemens Foundation, in conjunction with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), Discovery Education and College Board, announced that 20 middle and high school teachers from across the country have been chosen to participate in the newly designed Siemens Teachers as Researchers (STARs) program.
The STARs program is a two-week professional development course designed to empower teachers to bring the excitement of authentic research into the classroom and inspire students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Teachers will work in small groups and collaborate with scientific teams from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. They will to conduct individually designed research projects offering real-world experience to bring back to their classrooms. Teachers will also receive a $500 mini-grant to purchase equipment and/or supplies for their classrooms.

The participating teachers include:

  • Miriam Adams, Hanceville, Ala., Hanceville Middle School
  • Anthony Birkmeier, Harrison Township, Mich., L’Anse Creuse High School
  • Terrence Bissoondial, Hewlett, N.Y., George W. Hewlett High School
  • Grace Blasingame, Pasadena, Tex., Sam Rayburn High School
  • Brooke Fischels, Ottumwa, Iowa, Ottumwa High School
  • Andrew Harshman, Sarasota, Fla., Sarasota High School
  • James Harvey, Erie, Pa., Collegiate Academy
  • Tamora Jackson, Memphis, Tenn., Bellevue Middle School
  • Peter Langley, Portland, Oreg., Oregon Espiscopal School
  • Stacey Militello, Shrewsbury, Mass., Oak Middle School
  • Kendall Morton, Glenelg, Md., Glenelg High School
  • Darryl Richards, Baltimore, Md., New Era Academy High School
  • A.J. Scheetz, Westport, Conn., Staples High School
  • Karen Shepherd, Plano, Tex., Plano Senior High School
  • Andrea Stawiery, Addison, Ill., Addison Trail High School
  • Michelle Swenson, Long Lake, Minn., Orono High School
  • Margaret Washburn, Danville, Va., George Washington High School
  • Andrea White, Port Orange, Fla., Spruce Creek High School
  • George Williamson, Rocky Mount, N.C., Rocky Mount Preparatory
  • Theresa Wilson, Wolcott, Ind., Tri-County Middle-Senior High School

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