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Teaching, Outreach & Mentoring

Stony Brook offers a wide array of opportunities for experience in educational outreach, teaching and mentoring. The programs listed below are an example of some of these opportunities. For assistance in connecting with these programs, contact the Director for Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development, Kathleen Flint Ehm.

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Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT)

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) offers training on classroom technolocy, pedagogy and other teaching and learning methods. CELT also offers consultation on both instructional design and assessment. You can see a full list of their upcoming events here.

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SBU Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

WISE's honors curriculum for undergraduate women often seeks instructors for its courses, such as WSE 187 Introduction to Research.

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Institute for STEM Education (I-STEM)

I-STEM is a hub for dozens of K-12 outreach programs with schools here on Long Island. I-STEM also has consulted with students, postdocs and faculty seeking help in designing outreach programs for grants, such as for NSF broader impacts projects.

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Alda Center's The Flame Challenge

The Flame Challenge is a contest in which scientists at every level (from graduate students to senior researchers) communicate familiar yet complex concepts in ways that are understandable to an 11-year-old. Written, graphic and video submissions then made their way to classrooms of fifth- and sixth-graders from all over the globe who reviewed them and decided the winners, one in each category.

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Brookhaven National Lab's K-12 Educational Outreach Programs

BNL's Office of Educational Programs brings in K-12 school groups all throughout the year, and offers opportunities for students and postdocs to help support these initiatives.

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IRACDA NY-CAPS Postdoctoral Training Program

The Center for Inclusive Education's NIH-funded IRACDA program offers a unique research and teaching training program for postdoctoral scholars in the biological sciences. Applications are accepted annually.

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