WINS AWARD, announced May 2008
In May 2008, fellowship awardees were announced. Jessica
is a science education major at Western CT State University and her prpject is
An Effective Model for Teaching
Microbiology in the Middle School Classroom: Microbial Growth, Food
Preservation, and the Mentor-Assisted Data Set
target audience is the 7th grade at E. C. Adams Middle School,
Guilford, CT. All members of the teaching team there will use the microbial
growth/food preservation project to teach content standards as well as standards
relating to scientific method and process. All 3 science teachers will work on
this project under the leadership of Mr.
teacher and Site
What is the mentor-assisted data set model?
See Gyure article
published in Focus on Microbiology Education May 2008- click here
ASM's Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship
The ASM Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship
(UTF) is aimed at highly motivated and competitive students who
are interested in a career as an elementary or secondary school
science teacher. Students will have the opportunity to develop a
project to provide instruction in a scientific discipline in a
local school or community setting in partnership with a mentor
at their home institution and a teacher or site coordinator from
the host site.
Develop and conduct an instructional
project for a minimum of 12 weeks or 150 hours beginning
in the summer of 2009 and ending by February 1, 2010.
Work with ASM faculty mentors at the
students home institutions and teachers or coordinators
from the sites at which the project will be conducted,
Submit a research abstract for
presentation at the 2010 ASM Conference on Undergraduate
Education (May, 2009 - Colorado Springs, Colorado).