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Post TEU Activities

Leadership Project

Following the summer program, TEU participants will undertake a leadership project at their home institution. Such a project could be: serving as a science teaching assistant; peer tutoring; conducting a workshop on implementing the Next Generation Science Standards for other pre-service teachers at their home institution; serving as peer advisor for standards-based lesson planning; organizing or tutoring in an after-school tutoring program at a local school; or giving a campus talk about science teaching and the TEU program. At the project's conclusion, participants will submit a brief report.


To support ongoing connections among participants and to contribute to their leadership development, TEU will provide funds to send students to a relevant STEM meeting in the year after their participation. Relevant STEM meetings include those sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association as well as many other STEM discipline-specific educational organizations.

In addition, TEU will host follow-up conferences for TEU participants. The conference for 2016 and 2017 participants will take place in 2018. The conference for 2018, 2019, and 2020 participants will take place in 2020. Participants will attend workshops and have the opportunity to give poster and oral presentations describing the ways in which they have built on what they learned since the summer program.