Summer 2013 STEM Teach Fellowhip Announcement of the Selectees

Summer 2013 STEM Teacher FellowhipThe Submarine Force Library and Museum Association, the Submarine Force Museum and Historic Ship Nautilus, and the Naval Historical Foundation are pleased to announce the selectees for the 14-25 July, 2014 Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and History (STEM-H) Teacher Fellowships. The selectees will use the exhibits of the Submarine Force Museum and Historic Ship Nautilus to develop standards-based lesson plans, based on the technology, engineering, science, and mathematics inherent in the historical exhibits.

The selectees are:

  • Michelle Mokrzewski, Grade 7&8 STEM teacher at West Side Middle School, Groton, CT
  • Robert Mayne, Mathematics and Intro to Engineering teacher at Chariho Regional High School, Wood River Junction, RI
  • Caitlin Kennedy, Mathematics teacher at Robert E. Fitch High School, Groton, CT
  • Lisa Allen, Chemistry teacher at Stonington High School, Pawcatuck, CT
  • Paul Mezick, Physical Science, Earth Science and Biology teacher at Daniel Hand High School, Madison, CT
  • Mary Harris, Chemistry and General Science teacher, Robert E. Fitch High School, Groton, CT

The fellowship teachers will be immersed in submarine history, from diesel-powered submarines to USS Nautilus to the technological history of increasingly complex 21st century submarines.  Topics include: nuclear propulsion, electronics, computing, inertial guidance, missiles, chemistry, metallurgy, underwater physics, atmosphere control, torpedoes, ship control, fire control, periscopes, sonar, communications, and navigation systems.

Navy technology led to many non-military applications that are commonplace in today’s world.  Connecting the museum exhibits to student learning objectives brings to life the science and mathematics involved.

This year’s teacher fellows follow the four highly successful teachers from the 2013 STEM-H teacher fellowship: Ted Allen and Greg Felber from Ledyard Middle School, Stacy Haines from New London High School, and Larry Chapman from Old Saybrook High School.  Their completed work can be found at www.ussnautilus.org/education/index.shtml.

2014 STEM Fellowship Announcement

The Submarine Force Library and Museum Association, in cooperation with the Submarine Force Museum, Historic Ship Nautilus and the Naval Historical Foundation, is pleased to offer science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teacher fellowships again this summer to middle school and high school STEM teachers.  Elementary school teachers interested in relating their STEM learning standards and teaching objectives to the undersea world of submarines and submarine history are also included this year.  Teachers from Southeastern Connecticut may apply by May 29, 2014 for the fellowship at the Submarine Force Museum in Groton, CT from July 14-25.

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