STEP-UP Program

2015 Summer Teacher Experience Program, Utilizing Physics/Math (STEP-UP)

STEP-UP Teachers

Sponsored by the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Laboratory for New Electronic Materials to provide an eight-week research experience to metro Atlanta high school physics/math teachers.

The program has been serving local physics/math teachers for years and was established in 2004 with funds from the National Science Foundation, Research Experience for Teachers program. Participants are expected to fully attend all components of the program. A summer stipend of $6,000 will be provided to each participant. Enrollment in this program is limited to a maximum of 6 physics/math teachers from metro Atlanta area high schools. Participants get unique opportunities to:

  • learn applications of modern physics/math concepts to microelectronics that are relatable to high school students; 
  • work in state-of-the-art research laboratories; 
  • prepare research-based curriculum materials for their classes; and 
  • participate in professional development workshops and outreach activities during the academic year.

Check back to apply online for the 2016 summer program.

View lesson plans developed by past participants.

View research projects presented by past participants.

STEP-UP is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation and Georgia Tech Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC).

Last revised October 12, 2015