Program News

2014

December 
Malcolm Hill
(Class of 2015) received the 2014 Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching Science. Malcolm is the sixth CUSRP participant in the six years of this prestigious award.

September
The 7 lectures from this summer's seminar series are available for Streaming. The audio tracks are available as mp3 files. In total, the program has 95 videoed lectures. 40 are available for streaming. Visit the program's video library page.

June  
Justine Davies
and Katelin Corbett (Class of 2013) traveled to James Cook University in Australia where they conductied research for six weeks. Follow their scientific adventure on their blog.

Emily Dodd
and Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn (Class of 2013) traveled to Malaysia where they provided professional development at the Tenby Schools in Sepia Eco Park (outside Kuala Lumpur). Following their time in Malaysia they traveled to Singapore to visit schools and learn about their education system. Follow their adventures on their blog.

February   
Chris Lynch
(Class of 2014), Justine Davies (Class of 2013) & Mike Barr (Class of 2003) began their Astronomy training in the Rooftop Variables program.

January  
Fourteen CUSRP participants and 11 program alumni attended the Partners in Science National Conference in San Diego, January 17-18.

2013

December   
Participants in CUSRP's 2014 international programs have now been selected. Justine Davies and Katelin Corbett will be working in Australia's James Cook University research groups.

Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn and Emily Dodd will provide professional development to science teachers at the Tenby Schools in Malaysia and then visit government schools in Singapore.

Charlene Chan (Class of 1998) has been awarded the 2013 Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching Science. Charlene is the fifth CUSRP alum in five years to receive this prestigious award.

August 
Dame Forbes
and Cathy Xiong presented their S.E. Asia experience on Monday, August 19.
Jeff Wuebber
and Tiffany May presented their Australia experience on Tuesday, August 20. Their blog has exciting videos: http://maywuebber2013.wordpress.com/home/ 

February
Emily Dodd
(Class of 2014), had an OpEd published in Oberlin College's online Alumni Magazine: Find Teachers With the "It" Factor

January
17 current program participants and 20 program alumni attended the 2013 Partners in Science National Conference.

2012

December
Anthony Finney
(Class of 2008) has been awarded the 2012 Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching Science.

Congratulations to Justine Davies (Class of 2013). Her research has resulted in a paper, of which she is a named author.

September
Congratulations to Chris Chopp (Class of 2011). His research at Lamont-Doherty resulted in a paper, of which he is a named author.

At the conclusion of the Summer Research Program's 23rd year, 21 new lesson plans were added to our database. The total number of lesson plans now available is 418.

July
Tiffany May
posted videos highlighting her summer research experience at Lamont-Doherty. Must see YouTube!

June
Paige Teamey
(Class of 2011) has arrived in Australia. Read about her exciting adventures and research project.

Chris Chopp
(Class of 2011) has now arrived in Australia, joining Paige Teamey. You can follow his adventures and research experience on his blog.

Allison Granberry's
(Class of 2005) students were winners of the first ever Urban Barcode Project grand prize scholarship ($10,000!).

Anthony Finney
(Class of 2008) has been awarded the 2012 NYC Teaching Fellows Award for Classroom Excellence.

Annie Chien
(Class of 2005) has been named Teacher of the Year.

Charlene Chan
(Class of 1998) has won the National Biology Teacher Association's 2012 Environmental Science Award.

Congratulations to these outstanding teachers!

May
Channa Comer
(Class of 2011) has returned from her Teacher at Sea experience. Read her exciting blog!

Anthony Finney
(Class of 2008) has been featured by the College Board for his work with immigrant students. in an article called Teacher Voices: Immigration, Language & Culture

April
The 2012 Alumni Dinner was held on Thursday, May 17, 2012.

January
27 of the summer lecture videos are now available for streaming.

31 current and former program participants attended the 2012 Partners in Science National Conference. 7 teachers presented their research projects as an oral presentation. 6 teachers presented in the poster session.

2011

December
We are deeply saddened by the passing of current program participant Tara McCoy. She will be missed.

November
Paige Teamey
(Class of 2011) participated in the Teacher at Sea program on a NOAA research vessel. Read her exciting blog! Her YouTube video is not to be missed as well.

October
Alia Davis Jackson
(Class of 2010)  Alia has been awarded the 2011 Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching.

August
Tiffany May
(Class of 2012) has been having so much fun in her Lamont-Doherty research group that she had an article published on LabSpaces. And if you want to see more of her fun times, visit her YouTube Channel.

July
Alia Davis-Jackson & Tina Wagenaar
(Class of 2010) worked in an Australian research lab at James Cook University. Follow their adventures on their blog.

June
Leela Raj
(Class of 2010) has been selected as a finalist in the Award for Classroom Excellence of the NYC Teaching Fellows Program.

May
Channa Comer
(Class of 2011) has returned from her Teacher at Sea experience. Read her exciting blog!

Anthony Finney
(Class of 2008) has been featured by the College Board for his work with immigrant students. in an article called Teacher Voices: Immigration, Language & Culture

April
Uzma Shah
(Class of 2004) has been selected as a Toyota International professional development awardee to travel to South Africa in July 2011 where she and 23 other teachers (out of 1,028 applicants) will study social and environmental issues.

February
Channa Comer
(Class of 2011) has been awarded an Endeavor Fellowship with NASA.

January
28 current and former program participants attended the the 2011 Partners in Science National Conference. 8 teachers presented their research as an oral presentation. 5 teachers presented in the poster session.

Anthony Finney
(Class of 2008) is highlighted in the New York Post story Class Acts.

2010

November
Horace Walcott (Class of 2002) has been named one of the 5 Siemens Founder's Award Recipients.

Matt Nanes (Class of 2004) ran in the 2010 New York Marathon. Matt 
represented Brooklyn educators!

October
Standards-based Lesson Plans developed during the 2010 program have been added to the Lesson Plan Database, now totaling 380.

July
Liz Castelli & Elise Olivieri (Class of 2009) worked in Australia research labs for 5 weeks. Read their blog.

Standards-based Lesson Plans developed during the 2009 program have been added to the Lesson Plan Database, now totaling 361.

June
Charlene Chan-Lee (Class of 1998)  has received the National Biology Teachers Association award for Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. Congratulations!

May
David Altizio (Class of 2010)  participated in NOAA's Teacher at Sea program. Read his blog.
 
Anthony Finney
(Class of 2008) has been named as a finalist for the Award for Classroom Excellence sponsored by the NYC DOE Fellows Program. Anthony has received a small grant award and now goes on to the final round. Let's all wish Anthony good luck!

March
Nancy Lee (Class of 2006) has been recognized by Westchester Magazine as one of the county's top teachers (scroll down to Head of Class). There is also a short interview (scroll down). Nancy gave a great plug for the Summer Research Program.

February
Tom Byrne's (Class of 2003) New Rochelle High School Science Olympiad Team won the 2010 Lower Hudson Valley Regional Championship, their 3rd in 4 years.

January
28 current program participants and alumni attended the Partners in Science National Conference.

 

2009

  • October
    The Summer Research Program's paper "Teachers' Participation in Research Programs Improves Their Students' Achievement in Science" was published in the October 16, 2009 issue of Science. NSF issued a press release

  • September
    Susan Vincent (Class of 2006) was featured in an NY Post article: A Natural Treasure

    Standards-based Lesson Plans developed during the 2009 program have been added to the Lesson Plan Database, now totaling 361.

    August
    Beginning with the 2009 Lecture Series, mp3 are versions are available for downloading or online streaming. Look for the microphone icon next to the lecture title.

    April
    Judith Exler (Class of 2004) received the Chemistry Teachers' Club's Resnick Award.

    March
    Susan Vincent (Class of 2006) won the 2009 National Wetlands Award in Education and Outreach.

    February
    Tom Byrne's (Class of 2003) finished in first place (out of 30) in the Science Olympiad Lower Hudson Valley Tournament.  His New Rochelle HS team now advances to the state tournament. Good luck to Tom and his students!

    January
    30 current program participants and alumni attended the Partners in Science Conference.

 

2008

  November
Thanks to Peter Torpie (Class of 2001) for contributing 2 chemistry lesson plans. The Lesson Plan Repository now has 341 standards based lessons.<h2>

September


Congratulations to Anthony Finney (Class of 2008) and his wife Michelle on the birth of their daughter Emma Adela.

August


Lesson Plans developed at the conclusion of the 2008 program have been added to the Lesson Plan Repository 339 standards-based lessons are now available.

July

  • 26 New York area participants and 2 Singapore science teachers participated in the program's 19th summer. Alex Romero and  Rachel Lytle (both Class of 2007) visited Singapore schools, and Leslie Glinoga and Jeana Marinelli (both Class of 2007) worked in Australian research labs

May

  • Nancy Lee and Michelle Seeley (both Class of 2006) received the Siemens Science Teacher Initiative Award.

March

  • Leslie Glinoga and Rachel Lytle (both Class of 2007) will present their research projects at the RET Poster Session of the 2008 NSTA National Conference in Boston (3/27 @ 4:30).
  • Thomas Cork (Class of 2008) will receive the Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers at the 2008 National NSTA Conference in Boston (3/28 @ 6:00).

January

2007

November

August

July

  • Three Singapore science teachers and two Summer Research Program teachers (Kate Callaghan and Nancy Lee) participated in the program's 4th Singapore Science Teacher Exchange.

March

  • Columbia University & the Summer Research Program hosted the New York State Science & Engineering Fair (NYSSEF).

February

January

2006

July

  • Lesia Kaszczak and Uzma Shah (Class of 2004) worked for five weeks in a microbiology lab at Mahidol University (Thailand) as part of the Summer Research Program's International Research Program.

June

January

2005

August

  • Samuel C. Silverstein, M.D., Program Director, received the 8th Annual American Society for Cell Biology Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education Photo of presentation

September

  • Allison Granberry, Program Participant (Class of 2005) received an award for Dedication of Service (combined for time in the Peace Corps and NYC science teacher). Award presented by Caroline Kennedy    Photo of presentation

2004

November

  • The Singapore Ministry of Education, in partnership with A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), has launched the Local Attachment Programme for Science Teachers, a teacher research program modeled after Columbia's Summer Research Program for Science Teachers.

July

  • Allison Granberry, Program Participant (Class of 2005) received an award for Dedication of Service (combined for time in the Peace Corps and NYC science teacher). Award presented by Caroline Kennedy    Photo of presentation

June

  • Samuel C. Silverstein, M.D. received the 2004 Westy Award for being an outstanding citizen of the West Side of Manhattan.

2003