"We produce some of the best science in the world here, yet we were graduating so few science teachers," says CU-Boulder faculty member Valerie Otero. Innovative CU-Boulder and UCCS programs are demonstrating the value of K-12 teaching careers.
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UTeach Highlighted on NBC Nightly News
Building a new generation of math and science teachers: UTeach, a program that recruits math and science majors to be secondary teachers, is now being replicated across the country. NBC’s Rehema Ellis reports.
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UCCSTeach Student Ryan Johnson Wins National Award
UCCSTeach student Ryan Johnson (Chemistry major), won the Research (Student) category at the 2012 UTeach Institute - NMSI Conference in May in Austin, Texas. His poster presentation was titled "Keeping Manitou Springs Weird...Through Lead Poisoning? Analysis of Spring Water Via Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry."
The presentation connected directly to his work with Dr. Weiss and the Incline Friends group. The award was highly competitive as it included students from the 35 other UTeach Institute replication sites from across the nation.