About The Program

The CASE (Changing Alaska Science Education) for enhancing understanding of climate change program partners science graduate teaching fellows with K-12 teachers in the state of Alaska. Graduate fellows work in the classroom alongside of teachers to help teach hands-on science and to present research in a real world context. 

Program goals include:

1) improving science communication skills among graduate students;

2) engaging and inspiring K-12 students to follow science careers;

3) demonstrating that science is stimulating, creative, and fun.

Highlights

The 2014 GK-12 CASE summer institute was held from August 4th-12th, 2014.  Here, teachers and fellows compare a regular chemistry activity to one that has been "shifted" to be more inquiry-based.

What's New

Designing an egg catcher at the 2014 summer institute

NEWS

New certificate launched

Science graduate students can now enroll in the Certificate for Science Teaching and Outreach program. The 12-credit program prepares science graduate students for careers in science that include teaching and/or communicating science to the public.

For more information, contact Laura Conner (ldconner@alaska.edu).