Project SEEEC in the News
Two Teaching Fellows, Diana Bonilla and Mary Segreti, were named 2017 Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellows.
Master Teaching Fellow Darrin Collins received the 2016 Educator of the Year Award from the Friends of the Chicago River organization.
Teaching Fellow Tammy Pheuphong (on the left) was selected for, and participated in, the 2016 STAR (Star Teacher Researcher) program at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado.
Three Teaching Fellows, Ross Hyman (1st from the left), Adilene Aguilera (2nd from the left), and TaRhonda Woods (on the right) were selected to attend the 2016 Midwest Robert Noyce Connections Conference at the Kennedy Space Center.
Flint's Student Investigators
Master Teaching Fellow Mindy Chappell is exploring how lessons on the Flint water crisis foster student learning via autonomously generating research questions and hypotheses and collecting, analyzing and explaining data at Chicago's North Grand High School. Read the story
Seeing Teachers as Scientists
Teaching Fellow Tammy Pheuphong is bringing her experiences as an intern at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to her science class at Infinity Math and Science Academy. Read the story
Initiative Prepares Urban Science Teachers
UIC News profiles how master teaching fellows pair with teaching fellows in Project SEEEC to develop meaningful science curriculum in urban schools connecting with urban resources and organizations. Read the story
Chicago Needs New Science Teachers
How Project SEEEC is addressing critical shortages of Black and Latino science teachers in Chicago Public Schools. Read the story
Morales-Doyle, D., Varelas, M., Segura, D., Mitchener, C., & Bernal-Munera, M. (2017, April). Sociopolitical understandings and the structure-agency dialectic in science teacher preparation. Paper presented at the annual international conference of NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning Through Research, San Antonio, TX.
Batres, B., Cantor, P., Chappell, M., & Hike, N. (2017, April). Culturally responsive mentoring: Building pedagogical capacity through teacher inquiry in Chicago science classrooms. Workshop presented at the annual national meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Los Angeles, CA.
Varelas, M., Morales-Doyle, D., Raza, S., Segura, D., Mitchener, C., & Canales, K. (2016, April). Community organizations’ programming and the development of community science teachers. Paper presented at the annual international conference of NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning Through Research, Baltimore, MD.
Varelas, M., Morales-Doyle, D., Raza, S., Segura, D., Mitchener, C., & Canales, K. (2016, July). Community organizations’ programming and the development of community science teachers. Presentation at the 2016 Noyce Summit: Stimulating Research and Innovation for Preservice Education of STEM Teachers in High-Need Schools, Washington, DC.