Welcome to Joule Fellows 2012
Joule Fellows Host Local Robotics Tournament
At Mansfield Middle School, local students are given the chance to go above and beyond the daily classroom routine. In mid-February, the school hosted its first ever all-New England Middle School Robotics Tournament, advised by math and science enrichment teacher, Doug Perkins.
The VEX Robotics competition included 11 different teams from Connecticut and Massachusetts and is one of the select few offered solely for middle school students. However, that has not kept Perkins and his students from co.....
Joule Fellow Reunion in April 20th -- Presentation
Joule Fellows Sound Off
The Joule Fellows program at UConn is an NSF-funded Research Experience for Teachers (RET) initiative that immerses middle and high school teachers in UConn engineering laboratories for a six-week, hands-on research experience. The program at UConn focuses ongoing research in sustainable energy technologies such as biofuels, renewables, fuel cells, energy storage devices and other green energy technologies, as well as related fields.
The 2011 program hosted 12 science, mathematics and/or technology teachers. While working side-by-side with professors and graduate students in the research labs, the Joule Fellows teachers also developed lessons and demonstrations that will enrich their classroom lessons. The Joule Fellows program builds a seamless bridge linking secondary school students and their teachers with the dynamic and exciting UConn engineering community.
In a new video, Joule Fellows and their graduate student partners discuss their experiences and the bonds that were forged across six weeks.
July 9th - August 10th, 2012
University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
The School of Engineering is pleased to announce an exciting paid summer research opportunity for teachers, the Joule Fellows – Teachers in Sustainable Energies Research Laboratories program. The Joule Fellows program (JFP) is funded by the National Science Foundation. One unique feature of this program is that it requires at least two teachers from the same school to participate. JFP is intended to provide teachers of science, mathematics, and/or technology subjects with a rare opportunity to gain valuable hands-on laboratory exposure to ongoing research in sustainable energy areas such as biofuels, renewable fuels, fuel cells, energy storage devices (including photovoltaics) and other green energy technologies, as well as related fields.
Each participant in the Joule Fellows program receives a total stipend of $5,000 and a certificate of participation. The most important benefit, however, is the knowledge you will take back to your classroom. Our faculty members and grad students will work with you and your colleague to develop experimental setups and curriculum modules for your students that will both engage them and enrich their learning experiences.
Learn more about the Joule Fellows program and our inaugural year by reading: