The GoSTEM program, funded by the Goizueta Foundation, seeks to impact the Hispanic STEM educational pipeline in metro-Atlanta through a partnership between Georgia Tech, local schools, and the community. During the school year, the fellows work in teams (each team has at least two Georgia Tech students) at their partner school, working with the science and math teachers and their students.
Graduate students interested in teaching have the opportunity to participate in the Graduate Teaching Fellows portion of this program. This is based on the Georgia Tech STEP (Student and Teacher Enhancement Partnership program, funded from 2001-2010 by the National Science Foundation). There are two major components of this program: (a) a three credit summer semester CETL training course to become familiar with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective classroom instruction and management including: educational psychology, lesson planning, and delivery techniques. (b) a commitment to spend seven hours per week during the academic terms – five hours at an assigned secondary school and two hours working on preparation.
The graduate student teaching fellows work in science and math classes, after school clubs, in mentoring and tutoring programs to serve as role models and bridges from the secondary schools to STEM higher education. While they work with the general school population, their focus is on building interest, motivation, and support for the Latino students in particular.
Who should participate as a GoSTEM Fellow?
We encourage all qualified students who have a desire to improve their leadership and communication skills, who like to work with other people in teams, who would enjoy working with high school students on STEM topics, and who have a desire to give back to the local community to apply to be a GoSTEM Fellow. If you need more information, please contact Dr. Donna Llewellyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-894-2340
GoSTEM Fellows – Eligibility, Applications, Logistics
- Students Eligible: Graduate students in STEM fields, who are fluent in Spanish; and who will have support as Graduate Research Assistants, Graduate Teaching Assistants, or Graduate Assistants.
- Summer Training – 7 hours per week of class time, plus some outside projects. The summer program starts on May 16th and continues through July.
- School Year – 5 hours per week at the school and 2 hours per week preparation time.
- Compensation: Students will receive a $8,000 stipend (we expect that this will be a supplement to their existing salary but we can not enforce this), a tuition exemption for the whole year (this is for regular GT tuition and does not include any supplemental fees that your college or school may levy), and an allowance towards the mileage expenses incurred in commuting to and from their partner school. In addition, they receive academic credit for the summer training.
Graduate Teaching Fellow Graduate Application (for GoSTEM Fellows)