2015 Recipients

Cornell University, PI: Lora Hine – $15,000
The “E” in STEM: Making Engineering Evident in Elementary Schools

The Making Engineering Evident Program will provide a team of urban elementary educators with high quality professional growth and development experiences along with access to the resources and materials necessary to teach engineering design. Teachers will be provided with the opportunity to enhance content knowledge and skills necessary to successfully integrate science and engineering practices into their classrooms.

The project director, Lora Hine, manager of Xraise, is the education and public outreach program at the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE), a NSF-funded research facility at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.  Xraise will be working in collaboration with Dr. Susan Eschbach, principal of the Beverly J. Martin (BJM) Elementary School, and the second/third grade teacher teams at BJM Elementary School.  Beverly J. Martin is located in Ithaca, NY and is part of the Ithaca City School District.