James Brochinsky, a Technology and Engineering teacher at , has been chosen to participate in the prestigious Siemens Teachers as Researchers (STARS) Fellowship Program. Mr. Brochinsky joins an elite group of 40 middle and high school teachers from across the country selected for this honor.
The two-week STARs fellowship, taking place this June at Oak Ridge Laboratory in Tennessee, is designed to empower teachers to bring the excitement of authentic research into their classrooms and inspire students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
During the program, Mr. Brochinsky will work alongside some of the nation’s top scientists on short-term projects focused on the most current and innovative scientific research happening today.
STARs was developed by the Siemens Foundation, a division of Siemens Corporation that supports educational initiatives in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), in collaboration with Discovery Education, a global leader in standards-based digital media, professional development, and education assessment tools.
The program is part of the Siemens STEM Academy, a national professional development community designed to support educators in their efforts to foster student achievement in STEM.
In addition to conducting research alongside leading scientists, Mr. Brochinsky and other STAR’s participants will also benefit from a number of facility tours and seminars aimed to assist teachers in effectively incorporating research into their classrooms.
If you would like more information on STARs you can visit www.siemensstemacademy.com for additional background.