Creative Science Through Inquiry

The Bagley College of Engineering (BCoE) and Mississippi EPSCoR invites ten 6-10 grade endorsed Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) teachers from Mississippi to participate in a Creative Science Through Inquiry (CSI: Mississippi) workshop. In addition to hands-on-experience in a chemical engineering laboratory, this workshop will highlight content related to the electromagnetic spectrum, polymer science, and catalysis. The June 20-24 workshop will be taught by a current Mississippi administrator with nearly 20 years of teaching experience, in coordination with two distinguished chemical engineering faculty from the BCoE. The design of the workshop is guided by the State of Mississippi’s science curriculum, and incorporates biology, chemistry, physical science, physics, mathematics, technology, writing and more into an inquiry- and laboratory-based curriculum.

Participating teachers will be provided free CEU’s, a standard stipend for meals, and a private dorm room or a standard traveling stipend if they live in a 40 mile radius of Mississippi State University. Lesson materials and supplies will also be provided to encourage ease of transitioning content from this professional development experience into classrooms. Teachers will also be expected to allow faculty and staff from Mississippi State University to visit their classrooms at least once during the 2022-2023 school year.

6-10 grade endorsed Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) teachers from Mississippi 

Mississippi State University

June 20-24, 2022

Registration closes May 15, or upon filling.

This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1757220, with the goal of identifying, developing and deploying academic science and technology to increase the state’s research and development competitiveness and foster economic growth.

Please complete the following form (form) to apply.

Contact Dr. Shana Lee at | 662.325.1360 to learn more about the teacher workshop.