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INL Education Programs. Melinda Hamilton Director of Education Programs. Pipeline to the Workforce of the Future. STEM Education. Provide Resources and Professional Development to Teachers Expand, leverage, and communicate student STEM enrichment activities .

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inl education programs

INL Education Programs

Melinda Hamilton

Director of Education Programs

stem education
STEM Education
  • Provide Resources and Professional Development to Teachers
  • Expand, leverage, and communicate student STEM enrichment activities

One teacher touches 30 elementary students or as many as 150 secondary students each year

INL has unique resources in its people!

programs for teachers
Programs for Teachers
  • INL Teacher internships
  • Mini-grants and technology awards
  • Education Transfer Program
  • Support for workshops and academies for teacher professional development
  • Help with development of curricula
  • Developing Teacher Resource Center focused on energy and Idaho rural schools
internships
Internships
  • Teaming Teachers with INL

8 week paid summer programs

Focused on applying science, math and technology concepts that are linked to the courses taught

www.inl.gov education>K-12 Programs>

  • Pre-service Teacher Internships

DOE Office of Science Sponsored- http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/scied/pst/about.htm

INL contact: Brenda.Greenhalgh@inl.gov

mini grants and technology awards
Mini Grants and Technology Awards
  • Awarded State wide
  • Open to public, private, elementary, middle school and High School STEM programs
  • Mini grants up to $2000
  • 2 school grants up to $10,000 will be awarded for Science Lab Grant
  • Applications on line

www.inl.gov >education programs>k-12 programs>mini grants program

what skills do the next generation of the workforce need
What Skills do the Next Generation of the Workforce Need?

Integration of Science and Math

Engineering and Math Concepts

Physical and Life Sciences

Technology- Application of Concepts

Critical Thinking Skills

STEM is not just a selection of courses- it is a way of teaching!

student stem activities
Student STEM Activities
  • Student Action Teams and HS Internships
  • Scholarships
  • Workshops
  • Outreach
  • Competitions
sponsored activities
Sponsored Activities
  • Discover Engineering Day at BSU
  • NNU Science Expo
  • Scholastic Tournament
  • First Robotics
  • PLTW
  • Discovery Center of Idaho
links to know
Links to Know
  • www.inl.gov/education
  • www.boisestate.edu
  • http://coen.boisestate.edu/DiscoverEngineering/info/discover.aspx
  • www.pltw.org
  • www.usfirst.org
  • www.scidaho.org