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WAKE FOREST, N.C. ― Inspired by their Students Discover: eMammal project, Kenan Fellows Program alumni Rachael Polmanteer and Lena Deskins built on their citizen science experience by organizing a statewide schoolyard NC BioBlitz on Friday, April 20, 2018. The event, … Continue reading

LILLINGTON — The Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) Laser and Photonics Technology (LPT) program teamed with LASER-TEC and the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at N.C. State University to conduct a K-12 STEM Teacher Photonics Workshop on Saturday, March … Continue reading

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — Middle school STEM educators from across North Carolina joined business leaders on Thursday, March 8, 2018, for the emPoweringSTEM Classroom to Career Conference on GSK’s campus in Research Triangle Park. The one-day professional development session gave … Continue reading

I had never thought about my brand as an educator until I attended the session on “Identifying Your Brand” at the Kenan Fellows Program Professional Development Summer Institute in Cullowhee last summer. Led by Kenan Fellow alum Mark Townley the … Continue reading

By Elaine Franklin, Ph.D. Director Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is pleased to announce it has revised its submission guidelines for its Journal of Interdisciplinary Teacher Leadership (JoITL), an online peer-reviewed publication … Continue reading

As educators, we typically teach lessons based on a set of pre-established standards. We cross our fingers, hoping that we are preparing students for a successful future. Some of us do not have a realistic view of what we are … Continue reading

Earlier this summer, a group of more than 25 educators from the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership Alumni Network attended a one-day Design Thinking Workshop organized by IBM. Design Thinking enables learners of all ages to approach solving challenges … Continue reading

This summer, four Wake County Public School System educators gained insider knowledge into the world of big data, supercomputing and wearable nanotechnology devices through mentorships with experts at IBM and NC State University. The educators – Megan Peterson (GSK Kenan STEM … Continue reading

GREENSBORO ― Dr. Elaine Franklin, director of the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership, is the 2017 recipient of the Herman and Emma Gatling Award for Outstanding Science Education Leadership. Each year, since 1989, the award has recognized an educator … Continue reading

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership has partnered with A+ Schools of NC and the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park to strengthen STEAM education in Wilson County. The multi-year STEAM education project, Kinetic Connections, is inspired by the massive kinetic sculptures created by … Continue reading

Carowinds – An Outdoor Classroom STEM is everywhere at Carowinds. I saw STEM connections in every aspect of the amusement park from touring the campground to riding the world’s tallest and fastest roller coaster to shadowing the operations manager. Because … Continue reading

Visit our online database for the latest lesson plans The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is committed to developing relevant materials for K–12 teachers state and nationwide. We recognize that curriculum development is complicated and that designing good materials takes time. Thus, … Continue reading

By Karen Stewart, EPA RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — Jen Cypra, a 2017-18 GSK Kenan STEM Fellow who was paired with the EPA-RTP STEM Outreach Program, recently presented on her four-week internship at EPA, including what she’s learned and how she … Continue reading

An Experience to Remember My internship at Bosch-Rexroth as part of my Kenan fellowship was full of learning moments! I spent my time engaged in multiple projects, shadowing employees, and sitting in on meetings. The most interesting moments were spent … Continue reading

My experience as a GSK Kenan STEM Fellow has been filled with many ups, and a few challenges. During my five-week summer internship at LORD Corporation — a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management … Continue reading